Obituary of Bob Baerg
Our dear husband, dad, papa and friend, Bob Baerg, went to be with Jesus on September 2, 2021. Dad was born August 19, 1950, in Three Hills, Alberta, to Paul and Olive Baerg.
Hischildhood was spent in Abbotsford, BC, and he often talked of his memories and still treasured the friendships he made there. In the winter of 1961, the family packed up and moved to Edberg. He gave his heart to God and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ
Mennonite. In 1973, he married Glenda Mary Toews. They started their life together in the old farmhouse at Meeting Creek, and moved to the farm north of Edberg in 1986. Dad loved farming with his children. He was also a mechanic, catskinner, welder, and a fixer of everything (often with his vise grip). He loved trucks, yellow paint, tractors, basically anything with a motor. His Duramaxes were tuned and locked into four wheel drive for a speedy takeoff at harvest.
Some of Dad's favorite times were spent on the CSI board, travelling to Ghana, Burkina Faso, and later, Mozambique. Arizona was also a special place. He loved the people and was so enthused to help them with farming and irrigation methods. He still has many friends that he made while on the board. Dad was a world traveller, loving every minute, and his passports could tell many stories. Later on Dad loved working with his sawmill and building rustic furniture. His side by side was kept busy, checking crops, getting stuck, going to the
farm, and taking it to Hummingbird Falls was his favourite thing. His trips to visit "the girls" were something he always looked forward to. Determination, drive, skill, and stubborn, are words used by a friend to descibe Dad, and they fit him well. Dad loved Jesus, and the church was extremely important to him. The last years his prayers were so meaningful, straight from his heart. They were special.
Those left with precious memories are:
His wife Glenda
Michelle Baerg (Todd, Lane, Sevanna) Bawlf, Alberta
Larry and Sarah Baerg (Alec, Isla) Edberg, Alberta
Greg and Amy Baerg (Cole, Luke, Abbey, Brody) Edberg, Alberta
Tammy and Brad Ensz (Reagan, Kye, Josiah) Grant, Nebraska
Denielle and Shane Mastre (Saylor, Molly, Slade) Basin, Wyoming
Family, Ellen Goossen, Gwen and Melvin Barkman, Fern and Allen Klassen, Russ Baerg, Bonnie
and Lester Goossen, Sharon and Jeff Isaac, Daphne and Melvin Isaac, Lois and Ron Thiessen,
Rick and Connie Baerg, Glenda's family, as well as many friends, and neighbours.
Awaiting him in Heaven are his parents, parents-in-law, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law,
and one nephew.