It is with great sadness, the family of Klaus Berns announces his passing on February 16, 2022, at the age of 82.
Klaus was the first child of Hildegard & Ernst born in Witten, Germany on November 15, 1939. The family immigrated to Canada in 1952 when he was 13 and initially settled in the hamlet of Granada, AB and then moved to Evansburg and Edson. After marrying, Klaus lived in a variety of other communities from Edmonton to Vermillion, Dawson Creek, Clairmont, Wembley, Grande Prairie and lastly living the last 25 plus years in Edmonton.
He had several occupations during his lifetime from working in the oilfield, a baker in his father’s bakery and worked at Val’s Donuts and Weston’s Bakery. Prior to retirement, he worked for Procter & Gamble as a millwright – plant shut down coordinator. He was very good with his hands and built one of his own homes. He enjoyed the outdoors, taking care of his yard, camping, riding his motorcycle and making home videos.
Klaus kept very much to himself. Beneath his quiet and sometimes tough exterior was a warm heart. He loved his family and was very proud of them however, had difficulty expressing this. In his later years he spent most of his time on his own or with his sisters and caring for his beloved dog, Suzie.
Klaus was pre-deceased by his father Ernst and mother Hildegard.
He is survived by his four children, Eric, and wife (Cheri), Julie-Anne and late husband (John), Keith and wife (Maggie), Charlene and husband (Steve). Eleven grandchildren Chelsea and husband (Dustyn), Kristopher and wife (Brittany), Kelli-Dawn, Sarah, and husband (Shota), Carli, Kirsten; Shanda Lynn, Amanda, Kristina, and husband (Brian), Mallory and husband (Cory), Rob and wife (Lorie); Jenna and husband (Joel), Kara and husband (Phil). Thirteen great grandchildren – Taylor, Simon, Leland, Makoto; Memphis, Lennon, Hayden, Lucas, Colton, Rhylee, Jordon, Cameron; Ella. Sisters Renate, Christel, and husband (Kevin), Annette and husband (Herman) and extended family of nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed but forever in our hearts and memories… may he be at peace now.
Our deepest appreciation is extended to the excellent care given at Capital Care Lynnwood in Edmonton over the last three years. Klaus has requested no funeral and preferred a simple cremation. In lieu of flowers etc., kindly consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Dementia Society of Canada.
Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101