February 23, 1950 – August 30, 2020
Bev was born on February 23, 1950 in Chilliwack, B.C. to Bill and Helen Baerg, the first of six children. She grew up on a dairy farm in East Chilliwack, attended Little Mountain and East Chilliwack elementary schools, Rosedale Juniour Highschool and graduated from MEI in Abbotsford. After completing her nurses training at VGH, she went to south Texas for a short-term nursing position and stayed. She spent several decades working at Children’s Haven orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico and took twin boys, Lenny and Ricky, into her heart and home as her own. She loved to travel and was always looking forward to that next trip…often to meet up with family.
Bev was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer early this year. After putting up a valiant battle which involved two surgeries and extensive treatments, Bev contracted Covid 19 and passed away in McAllen, Texas on August 30, 2020. We are so grateful for her good friend Paula who has been there for her throughout this difficult journey.
She was predeceased by her mother, Helen Baerg in 2000. She is survived by her two sons, Leonardo and Ricky of McAllen, Texas; her dad, William Baerg of Chilliwack; her sisters: Judy (Elmer) Wiebe, Dorothy (Terry) Dirks, Mary Ellen Baerg, Kathy (Jim) Duerksen; brother Bill (Jeanne) Baerg; as well as numerous nephews and nieces who all meant a lot to her. She will be greatly missed.
A celebration of her life is planned for a future date.
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6