James BAERG

BAERG; James Michael


James Michael Baerg, late of Abbotsford, passed away on November 17th with family at his side. “Jim” was born on the 10th of July 1944 in North Vancouver, BC, to the late Isaac and Elsie (Bergmann) Baerg. In 1946 the family moved to Abbotsford where Ike built I.M. Baerg’s Service on the corner of Huntingdon and Emerson (Gladwin) Roads. South Abbotsford Church was the family’s home church and it is there that Jim, at the age of 6, accepted Jesus as his Saviour with whom Jim enjoyed a lifelong relationship. His education included attending South Poplar Elementary, MEI, Hepburn Bible School, Columbia Bible College (MBBI), Simon Fraser University and Tabor College in Kansas. In 1966 he married Joan Martens and was happy to be able to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 28th, 2016. His work as a probation officer took them to Prince Rupert, Williams Lake, Surrey, and Kelowna. They also took a two year MCC teaching assignment in Jamaica and spent 6 years with Youth for Christ in Williams Lake. After retirement to Abbotsford Jim enjoyed his volunteer work at the Mennonite Historical Society. Predeceased by his parents, Jim is survived by his wife Joan and their children Kim Baerg (Bruce Campbell), Karleen (Ken) Kantymir, Terry (Jade) Baerg, and Trevlyn (Liz) Baerg, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons, as well as 3 brothers; Tom (Lucy), Stan (Eileen) and Allan. Visitation on Friday, November 25, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Memorial Service on Saturday, November 26, at 2:00 pm. Both services will be held at the South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Mennonite Historical Society or MCC. On line condolences to the family may be sent to: www.wiebeandjeskefh.com

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