William Baerg died Dec. 26, 2008. He was born Jan. 23, 1924 in Russia to Isaac and Aganetha Baerg. The family immigrated to Canada when Bill was 1. They first lived in Morden, Man., then settled in Vineland, Ont. Bill married Vera Kutz in Kitchener, Ont., where he worked as a butcher and meat inspector. He was known for hard work, and valuing family and community. Bill was a man of deep Christian faith who faced life’s challenges with peace and grace. He was gentle, kind, and generous of spirit. Predeceased by 5 siblings, Bill is mourned by Vera; children Elisabeth, Lawrence, Ray (Marie); 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 sister. The funeral was Dec. 29 at Kitchener MB Church.