Marie Claire Berger

BERGER, MARIE CLAIRE

November 7, 1939 – May 11, 2013

Marie was surrounded by many

of her loved ones when she

peacefully went to meet Saint

Peter at the gates at the age

of 73. Survived by her loving

family, husband Hans; sons

Joe (Linda), Martin (Cindy) ;

daughters Louise, Linda (Len),

and 10 grandchildren Madison,

Meagan, Ryan, Sydney, Cassity,

Logan, Samantha, Miranda, Renee, Maxwell and many nieces and

nephews. Marie was the sixth of nine children Terry, Angele (predeceased), Monique, Rose-Anna, Hector, Hortense, Omer, Suzanne. She was born to Annette and Gerard

Gauvin in St. Paul Alberta in 1939. At the age of nineteen Marie moved to Edmonton and worked as a dental assistant where she met her sweetheart of 54 years, Hans. They

married in 1959 and had their first three children Joe,

Louise and Linda prior to moving to Kelowna in 1966

where Martin was born. Mom, grandma was a kind, loving, compassionate, women who was the best listener. She

had many hobbies; gardening, quilting, golf, bocce and was an active member in many clubs over the years 4H, CWL, quilting and the prolife thrift shop. Although it was originally believed she was suffering with Alzheimer’s she eventually was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

She faced her illness with bravery and dignity until she

succumbed to it. Our family would like to thank the staff at Brandt’s Creek Mews and Hawthorne Park for their kindness and support. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Ave., Kelowna on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 1:30 PM with reception to follow at

Kelowna Golf & Country Club 1297 Glenmore Dr. Kelowna. A private family inurnment will take place in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial

donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Marie. If anyone would like to share a memory or story about Marie there will be an open mic at the church and reception.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Marie

Berger. Arrangements entrusted with First

Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna.

250-762-2299