In Memory of

Doreen

Sheila

Berg

(Birchard)

Obituary for Doreen Sheila Berg (Birchard)

Doreen Berg passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at the age of 84 surrounded by
loved ones. She was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Daughter to Charles and Eileen
Birchard. Sister to Nancy (Wayne) Hind, Lynn (Steve) Greene, and the late William (Dawn
Moncreiffe) Birchard. She, along with her late husband John Berg, settled in Chateauguay,
Québec and there raised 6 children. Roger (Janice LeCompte) Berg, Heather (Kim) Frink, Patti
Watkins, Dean (Angelique Poissant) Berg, Penny (Allan) Patton, and Scott (Sandra Murray-
Larrivee) Berg.
She lived an exceptionally full life and was so proud of her large and growing family. 12
Grandchildren: Timothy (TJ), Jody-Lynn, Erin, Kelsey, Shannon, Holly, Cory, Hailey, Hayden,
Kyle, Cayla, and Cadence. 18 Great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Barrett, Canon, Asher, Adeline,
Caleb, Luke, Miriam, Giovanni, Daniel, Theodore, Heather, Heidi, William, Aspen, Charlotte,
Paige, and Alice.
Doreen was a member and faithfully attended Evangel Pentecostal Church in downtown
Montreal, where she served in several areas including nursery coordinator. While living in
Windsor, she attended Banwell Community Church, making many close friends. Doreen
regularly attended and served in her local church, and it was very difficult for her when she
became unable to physically attend.
Doreen worked for many years in the data center of The Toronto Dominion Bank in downtown
Montreal, and retired a few years after transferring to Toronto, Ontario.
John and Doreen lived in the Toronto area for a few years then moved to Barrie, Ontario. They
enjoyed traveling together and spending time visiting their kids and grandkids.
After John, her husband of 45 years passed, Doreen moved back to her hometown of Windsor,
Ontario. She was blessed to live in the same building as her sister Nancy, and joined her family
for holidays, cookouts, and kids birthday parties!
Doreen traveled extensively. She explored all over Europe, including the Greek Parthenon and
the Colosseum in Rome. She experienced amazing adventures like zip lining in the Congo and
Costa Rica, sharing meals with local families in Vietnam, seeing the pyramids in Egypt, cruising
down the Nile, sleeping in an open-air sheepherder tent on her African safari, and marveling at
the Great Wall of China. She enjoyed many cruises. Doreen was fortunate to have a strong bond
with her sisters and loved to travel with them. She also was never afraid to travel independently
and made many lifelong friends along the way.
Doreen volunteered with the Royal Victoria Healthcare Center in Barrie, ON as well as at the
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor.
She was an avid reader and an excellent seamstress, making her own wedding dress, all her
daughters’ wedding dresses, and several bridesmaids dresses, not to mention the countless kids
clothes, wool coats, hats, sleeping bags, and upside-down dolls!
She held her own in any discussion, and loved a good political argument. She treasured a hot
bath, good black licorice, and was the expert on loading a dishwasher properly. She knew how to
stretch a dollar, had impeccable taste, and had a smile that could light up a room (so much so that
her face graced billboards).
Doreen loved the Lord, raised her family to do the same, and has left a legacy of faith. She was
an extraordinary daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, aunt, Nana, and great-grandmother, and
will be missed and remembered dearly by all her loved ones.
Doreen lived at Kingsbridge Retirement Community, in Kingston, ON for the last 2 years. Her
family would like to thank all the staff there for their kindness, care, and professionalism.
Doreen's family is planning a Celebration of Life.
Charitable donations can be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
https://cpff.ca/donate/ or to the charity of your choice.