Edna Marie Berg (nee Schultz) January 22, 1931 - October 8, 2016 Edna Schultz was born January 22, 1931 in a farmhouse in the river hills near Waldheim, SK. She was the second daughter of Philip and Martha Schultz (nee Friesen). Laura was the oldest daughter with two more sons born after Edna, Harold and Lavern. Edna took her first years of elementary school at Windom. The family moved to St. Catharines briefly and then returned to Waldheim. Her dad bought the Dray business in Waldheim and then worked for Schultz Brothers. Her mother had boarders to assist with income. Edna became a Christian at 13 years old while attending Sand Beach Bible camp. During high school, she experienced a revival in Waldheim, and was baptized at age 16 into the Waldheim MB Church. After graduating, Edna worked in the Sanatorium in Saskatoon with Laura. Harold Berg and Edna were married on July 9, 1950. Shortly after marriage they moved to St. Catharines, ON. During this time, Douglas was born (1952). They returned to Waldheim in 1953 and Edna spent time in the Sanitorium to treat her TB. At Waldheim, Barbara (1956) and Gary (1957) were added to the family. In 1960, the family moved to Plenty, where Harold was a teacher and Vice Principal. In 1963, Harold and Edna joined the Kindersley Gideon Camp and began their long affiliation with the Gideons. Lanigan was their next destination to teach in 1967, and the family attended the Philadelphia MB Church. Here, Edna played piano for the church choir. Through the years, she was always sewing clothes for the family, knitting (sweaters, afghans and baby blankets), or crocheting (doilies) as well as baking for the family. She was famous for her baked buns. In 1972, Edna started working at the Post Office and in 1974, Harold and Edna began attending the Lanigan Christian Fellowship Church. In 1986, Edna resigned as postmistress after 15 years of service to Canada Post, and the couple moved to Winnipeg to volunteer with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for two years. Edna worked with the mail. From 1990-1999 the couple spent 3-4 months a year serving and leading with Roving Volunteers in Christ's service (RVICS). Edna very much enjoyed the fellowship with other couples. Saskatoon became home in 1992, and they began attending the Forest Grove Community Church. For several years, Edna enjoyed babysitting for Mom's Club, the prayer shawl ministry and attending church events for seniors. They kept very busy enjoying many activities, especially spending time with friends and family as well as grandchildren's sports events, music productions, sibling and family suppers, and a variety of breakfast "clubs." They also took pleasure in travelling to see family in Ontario, BC, as well as bus tours and camping. For the past year and a half, Edna was a resident of Samaritan's Place. Harold and Edna celebrated 65 years of marriage in July of 2015 (Harold passed away September 20, 2015.) Edna enjoyed the staff of Samaritan Place and they enjoyed her. She died peacefully on October 8, 2016. Edna was a godly woman whose deep faith took her through the challenges of life. She was concerned about the physical and spiritual well-being of each family member. Her devotion to her husband was constant. Edna reached out to others and showed love and care to many, even during her final year at Samaritan Place. Her joy for life and her trust in her Lord Jesus are an example to us. She is survived by three children, Douglas (Lillian), Barb (Niall), Gary (Audrey); seven grandchildren, Darren (Janna), David (Melanie), Paul (Stephanie), Troy (Diana), Breanne (Greg), Brett, Ryan (Laura) (Predeceased by grandchild Joel); and ten great- grandchildren; as well as siblings Harold Schultz and Lavern Schultz; and brother-in- law Ted Williams. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m. at Forest Grove Community Church, 502 Webster Street, Saskatoon, SK. Interment to follow at Waldheim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 6T9 or online at www.gideons.ca . The family would like to extend our deep gratitude for the care given to her from the staff of Samaritan Place. Arrangements entrusted to Dalmeny Funeral Home (306-254-2022).
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