Orville Berg passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster Saskatchewan on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the age of 88 years.
Orville is survived by: his loving wife of 63 years, Iris; his children, Valerie (Monty) Shaver, Richard (Debbie) Berg, David Berg, and Leslie Berg (Kevin Bourdin); his grandchildren, Ryan (Kari) Berg, Chad Berg, Michelle Berg, Jeff Shaver, Kimberlee Shaver, Ben Skubiak, Emily Skubiak, and Brayden Bourdin; his great grandchildren, Korbyn Berg, Jaxon Berg, and Shelby Berg; his sisters-in-law, Emma Lou Hougen, Gwen Varty, and Beverly Varty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Orville was predeceased by: his parents, Selmer and Isabella Berg; his sisters, Thelma (Bill) Gray, Eunice (Carl) Tannas, Elaine (Ellef) Johnson, and Hazel (Scottie) Smith; his brothers, Lloyd (Iona) Berg and Art (Roberta) Berg; his daughter-in-law, Connie Berg; his parents-in-law, Alven and Lucienne Varty; and his brothers-in-law, Leonard Varty, Donald Varty, and Bruce Hougen.
Orville Clinton Berg, fondly known as Bill or Billy Berg to the Berg family and those of the Marwayne area, was born in Torquay, Saskatchewan. He was the second youngest child of Selmer and Isabella Berg. In 1932 the Berg family moved to Marwayne, Alberta where Orville spent his younger years attending school, participating in sports, band, delivering newspapers, and working in his father’s store.
In 1951, Orville enrolled at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and graduated in 1954. He established the Berg Clinic of Chiropractic in Lloydminster, where he practiced for the next 33 years. During that time he served as president of the Alberta Association of Chiropractic and sat on the board of the International Chiropractic Association.
Orville was very involved in the community of Lloydminster, serving on city council for one term, two terms as president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Lloydminster Golf Club and Lloydminster Curling Club, as well as vice-president and senator of the Alberta Jaycees.
Orville’s favourite past times were golfing, curling, camping, hunting, fishing and travelling. He enjoyed taking to the open road, travelling by motorhome with Iris and family across Canada and the United States, sightseeing and visiting friends and family along the way.
When Orville retired from his Chiropractic practice, he and Iris relocated to Kelowna where he spent many years playing golf in the summer and curling in the winter, as well as vacationing in Arizona and Texas. From Kelowna they moved to Claresholm, spending a few years before returning to Lloydminster to be closer to family and friends.
In keeping with Orville’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.
Donations in the memory of Orville may be made to the LRHF-Air Ambulance or LRHF-EMS.