BERGER, David George

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August 20, 1953 – November 18, 2016

 

It is with sadness that we announce that our beloved David passed away in Cochrane, at the age of 63.

David is survived by his wife Pattie (Sauve); his three children, Wyatt Milner (Bonnie), Tara Popplewell, and Jerrod Berger (Sara);  four grandchildren, Charolette, Julie, Emmett, and Averie; his mother Isabel Butte; his sisters, Theresa (Cathy) Miller and Sheila Berger (Stan); numerous aunts and uncles, brother and sister in laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and life-long friends Jana and Garry Daignault.  David was predeceased by his father George Berger.

David was born and raised in Calgary where he attended St. Francis High School and where he and Pattie started their 40 year romance.  After starting a family, Dave and Pattie moved to Cochrane in 1995.  Dave worked in the Oil & Gas industry for 25 years and then spent a few years after doing some consulting work prior to his retirement in 2013. Dave and Pattie spent much of their time at the Water Valley Golf Course where they had memberships. As well as being an avid golfer, Dave’s greatest joys in life were his grandchildren. He relished his role in life of being their Papa.

The family wishes to thank the Cochrane Emergency Services for their efforts and care, and also Cochrane Home Care and our wonderful friends and neighbors for their kindness.

A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion 114 – 5th Avenue, Cochrane, AB on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes Association 204-2323 32 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 www.diabetes.ca

  1. On 21/11/2016 at 9:54 pm Mae Sauve Said:

    I am also going to miss the “bear” Dave was the most help to me when Barry passed. and he and I would do shopping & lunches together until his illness took over his life. He will always have a special place in my prayers.

  2. On 22/11/2016 at 3:17 am Gail and Dan Hardock Said:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Pattie and Tara as well as the rest of the family.

  3. On 22/11/2016 at 8:44 am Rita ted Pamplin Said:

    Thinking of you all at this sad,time.
    David will be missed.
    The Pamplin’s

  4. On 22/11/2016 at 8:45 am Rita ted Pamplin Said:

    Thinking of you at with love at this ad time.
    David will be missed.

  5. On 22/11/2016 at 8:58 am Sara Said:

    Tara deepest sympathies to you and your family. He will be watching over and protecting you from above. If you need anything or just to talk I’m here for you anytime. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending you love,prayers and strength. Stay strong my friend.

  6. On 22/11/2016 at 12:47 pm Beatrice Usselman (Berger) Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family at this time.We are thinking off you. I remember seeing David for the first time. Uncle George and Auntie Isabel came to visit us on the farm. He was such a beautiful baby.His Mom & Dad were so proud.Such good memories. Lot’s of Love to the entire family. Beatrice

  7. On 22/11/2016 at 12:55 pm Beatrice Usselman (Berger) Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Family at this time.Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. I remember David when his Mom & Dad brought him to the farm for a first visit. What a beautiful babe,how proud Uncle George & Auntie Isabel were.Good memories.Lot’s of love to all Beatrice

  8. On 22/11/2016 at 1:46 pm Ken Blake Said:

    To The Berger Family
    My deepest condolences to your family on the loss of Mr. Berger.
    Words fail me, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. On 22/11/2016 at 3:57 pm Dawn & Wayne Piche Said:

    You are in our hearts and thoughts and we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You have always been family to us. There may not be words to express what we feel and wish for you but know that we hold you close in prayer.

  10. On 22/11/2016 at 3:58 pm Dawn & Wayne Piche Said:

    You are all in our hearts and thoughts and we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You have always been family to us. There may not be words to express what we feel and wish for you but know that we hold you close in prayer.

  11. On 22/11/2016 at 8:04 pm Lisa Sauve Said:

    Sending love and light to Auntie Patti, Tara, Jerrod,Wyatt and families. Uncle Dave was a great man and will be missed!

  12. On 22/11/2016 at 8:07 pm Lisa Sauve Said:

    Sending love and light to Auntie Patti, Tara, Jerrod, Wyatt and families. Uncle Dave was a great man and will be missed.

  13. On 23/11/2016 at 4:52 am Mike Murray Said:

    A gentle Giant, a beautiful soul, taken from this world far too early. Deepest sympathy, and condolences To Pattie, Tara, Jerrod, and Isobel.

  14. On 23/11/2016 at 7:06 am Fred and Dianne Rossol Said:

    To Pattie, Tara, Jerrod, Wyatt and their families as well as Garry and Jana Daignault,

    Thinking of you at this very sad time. We all first met in the mid-70’s through Gulf Canada where we became socially connected and participated in various company activities. In addition, Fred remembers many wonderful times on the golf course with David, Jerrod and Dave’s brother-in-law Barry. Dave was such a fun-loving, good natured friend to everyone he knew. We will truly miss him.

  15. On 23/11/2016 at 8:36 am Jennifer & Allan Long Said:

    We are very sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of all of you and know he will be truly missed.

  16. On 23/11/2016 at 8:37 am Jennifer & Allan Long Said:

    We are very sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of all of you and know he will be truly missed.

  17. On 23/11/2016 at 10:02 am Gerry Egger Said:

    Condolences to the Berger Family from the Gerry Egger family So sorry to here of David’s untimely passing Gerry Mark Lori & Christine

  18. On 23/11/2016 at 10:05 am Gerry Egger Said:

    Condolences to the Berger Family from the Gerry Egger family So sorry to here of David’s untimely passing Gerry Mark Lori & Christine

  19. On 23/11/2016 at 12:34 pm Ted & Joan Garrow Said:

    Condolences to Pattie and family – Dave and I worked together at Gulf Canada in the last six years before I retired in 1995 . We spent many lunch hours walking Stephen Avenue Mall getting a brief break from work. He was a pleasure to work with and I am very sorry for your loss at such an early age. Regards Ted and Joan Garrow

  20. On 23/11/2016 at 7:04 pm Patricia Berger Linfoot Said:

    Prayers for everyone .when ever we had a chance to be with this family it was a great time
    At present the visits are still with Auntie. So sorry for your loss.Will see you in summer of 2017

  21. On 23/11/2016 at 7:05 pm Patricia Berger Linfoot Said:

    Prayers for everyone .when ever we had a chance to be with this family it was a great time
    At present the visits are still with Auntie. So sorry for your loss.Will see you in summer of 2017

  22. On 24/11/2016 at 4:37 am Charlotte ( Cheri ) Murray Said:

    It’s with heartfelt sadness I write this condolence for our beloved David. Taken from all of us much too soon. Such a gentle and warm person. David never failed to make me laugh. He had that quiet smile that never failed to make me smile too. I grieve for all of the Berger family as I know they will be missing such a large part of family with David’s passing. May he now rest in peace and tranquility. It’s in our hearts we will remember David with much love forever.

  23. On 24/11/2016 at 9:02 am Rose & Allan Singleton-Wood Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to Pattie and family on your sad loss. Our thoughts are with you all. David was a fine man.

  24. On 24/11/2016 at 11:23 am Dawn & Wayne Piche Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Davids passing. He was a kind loving man, husband, father, grandpa. You will always be family of the heart. Our love and heart felt thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Dawn and Wayne

  25. On 24/11/2016 at 12:48 pm Mary Hamm Said:

    My condolences to the Berger Family in David’s sudden passing. His absence will be deeply felt by family and friends.

  26. On 24/11/2016 at 8:21 pm Robert & Cathy Moseley Said:

    Pattie. We Are so sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a warm and gentle person who always had a smile on his face. Your family is in our thoughts and hearts. Our love to you all.
    Cathy & Bob Moseley & family

  27. On 26/11/2016 at 6:24 am Deborah Said:

    My condolences to family of Mr George Berger. May the “hearer of prayer” grant you the needed strength to cope at this difficult time. (Psalms 65:2)

  28. On 26/11/2016 at 1:15 pm Doreen Carlile Said:

    So sorry to hear about David,The last time I saw David he was Playing Santa & such a Jolly One RIP
    Condolences to PATTY & FAMILY.

  29. On 28/11/2016 at 12:56 pm Brian Roth Said:

    I was sad to read about Davids passing, he and I meet long ago and went our different ways. Its unfortunate we did not stay closer through our lives while raising our families. I am sure the quiet loving personality of my step dad Tony Berger was a reflection of who David was. May his grandchildren carry his personality to future generations.

  30. On 19/02/2017 at 4:54 pm Larry Antonuk Said:

    My deepest regrets and condolences to Pattie and Isabel, to your families and to your friends. David’s friendship from the very beginning of elementary school at St. Paul’s through high school at St. Francis will never be forgotten.

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