Elizabeth Susan (Sue) Berger
October 12, 1920 – July 29, 2012
Sue passed away at New Horizons Care Centre in Campbell River after a lengthy illness. She was born in Nanton, Alberta to Anne and W.J. (Billy) Greig. Sue spent most of her childhood on the Greig farm west of Nanton.
At age nineteen, Sue married Gordon Cecil Berger of Champion, Alberta on May 19, 1940. Then it was an adventurous life for both of them. While raising their family they moved from Alberta to the Queen Charlotte Islands, to Jericho Beach, Burnaby, Surrey and finally landed in Campbell River in 1962. All along her destinations, Sue left a long list of close friends.
Sue never seemed to stop; she had high energy and a delight in positive living. She enjoyed people and was interested in them, and in their welfare, and she helped many in her quiet way. She hosted people from all over the world. She held house parties, card parties, birthday parties, Christmas parties…it was always an enjoyment of life and work. Her door was always open to everyone. She will be sadly missed but has left us all with a legacy of friendship and wonderful memories.
Sue was predeceased by her parents, her brothers John and Tom, her husband Gordon and her daughter Sharon. Surviving Sue is Sharon’s son, Paul McDonald and his son Xzander; daughter Marlene (Harlen) Pearson; son R.D. (Shara) and their son Nathan (Min Yeong); sister-in-law, Jean; nieces Marianne and Brenda; nephews Van and Jan.
There is a memorial service planned for September 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Coast Dicovery Inn, Quadra Room.