Larry Lee Berg of Swift Current passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the age of 86 years. Larry was born in Midale, SK on November 19, 1935 to Reuben (Bubbin) and Florence Berg, the second of four children. As the family grew, they lived in Midale, Rush Lake, and then Hitchcock, SK. Larry attended the Estevan Collegiate. There, he met the love of his life, Marlene Peter. Larry and Marlene married in 1958 and lived in Estevan until they moved with their three children, Janice, Richard and Suzie to Swift Current in 1965.
Larry worked in the plumbing industry in the late 1950's, in jobs that took him to places such as Inuvik and Kitimat. He began his forty-year career as a pipeline welder in the early 1960's. He worked across Canada, from BC to Quebec on many major projects with companies such as Banister, Marine, O.J., Majestic, H. C. Price and others on Trans-Canada, Nova, West Coast and Union Gas pipelines. Hockey and golf were always a big part of Larry's life. As a young man, he played hockey with the Bienfait Coalers and the relationships developed then carried forward to working as a talent scout for the New Westminster Bruins Hockey club through the 1970's when he wasn't on the pipeline. He was a big fan of the Swift Current Broncos from the time they moved to the city. The Elmwood Golf Club was Larry's second home in the summer. He could be found there early in the morning for coffee and a round of golf, and perhaps another round in the afternoon with his buddies when they wrapped up the day at the 19th hole. His regular foursome was legendary at the golf club and contributed to the community spirit there. Larry truly enjoyed every opportunity to spend time with his grandsons, Lee, Adam, Thomas, and Harley. He was able to spend time with them, sharing his interests of golf and hockey and cheering them on in their sporting activities. He was a special grandpa and holds a special place in their lives. Larry was predeceased by his infant daughter Cheryl Marie, his parents, Reuben and Florence, his sister Ann, and his brother Clifden. He is survived by his younger brother Robert (Joellen), and nephew Quentin, his loving wife of 63 years Marlene, his children Janice, Richard (Laurie), and Suzie (Marty Flicek), his grandsons Lee Gummeson, Adam and Thomas Flicek and Harley Berg, and great-grandchildren Nicholas Flicek, and Emily and Nate Gummeson. Larry and Marlene reside at Cypress House in Swift Current. The family expresses their great gratitude to the staff of Unit 1 for the care, attention and compassion demonstrated every day; you have been very significant people in our father's life and continue to be so for our mother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 - Memorial Donation 279 1st Ave NE Swift Current, SK S9H 2B3. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606, or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #56 - Memorial Donation
239 1st Ave. N.E., Swift Current SK S9H 2B3