NORMAN BERKNER

BERKNER, NORMAN

FEBRUARY 6, 1930, SASKATOON, SK ~

FEBRUARY 24, 2016, KELOWNA, BC

Norman was born Feb 6, 1930 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan the only child of Frank and Kathleen “Kay’ (Schoderbeck) Berkner. In 1946, due to Frank’s health problems, the family decided to join Kay’s cousin and her husband, John and

Katie Seltenrich in Westbank. There Frank started an egg farm. Norm took over the business when his father passed away in 1967. His hard work continued the growth of the business and eventually Birk Quality eggs were available in stores and restaurants from Kelowna to Penticton. In 1969, Norman married Alma McKenzie and adopted her daughter, Shelley. He and Alma retired from farming in 1992 and went on a well-earned extended trip across Canada and the northern US in their fifth wheel camper. Shorter camping trips were the highlights of their retirement until health problems for them both made it too difficult.

Norm was a charter member of the Westbank Lions Club, and remained a member until his passing, though not as

actively as in years past. He and Alma were also part of the Gellatly Bay Trail & Parks Society and early members of the Westbank Citizen’s Patrol.

Norm was predeceased by his parents Frank (1967) and Kay (1994) and his wife of 44 years, Alma, in 2014. He is survived by his daughter Shelley, sisters-in-law Heather Fisher and Peggy McKenzie, both of Roblin, MB, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Per Norm’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of

flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Lion’s Easter Seal Society.