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Ken Berg (1940-2019)

Honorary Life Member Ken Berg passed away on July 2, 2019 at the age of 78.

Ken returned to his native Alberta and became an instructor at NAIT in 1970 just after he received his Ontario Land Surveyor commission. The following year he received his Alberta Land Surveyor commission (#354).

His first class had only seven graduates, including John Van Berkel and Peter Lapainis, who went on to receive their ALS commissions.

Over the thirty-one years, he has instructed over eight hundred students in various courses. Approximately thirty students went on to receive their ALS commissions, while others went on to receive other commissions and degrees. Ken served under four different NAIT presidents. For 27 years, he has also served on a variety of ALSA committees as well as a two-year term on Council.

He was made an honorary life member in 2005.

Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife, of fifty one years, Elaine; children, Jim (Rosa), and Jennifer (Chet); grandchildren, Declan, Cailey, Andrew, and Chris; sister, Lorraine (Bob); along with numerous other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Rose. Ken was an avid jazz fan and a talented piano player. He loved to tinker in the workshop building everything from a hot rod car to remote control planes. Ken has always been a loyal Edmonton Eskimos and Oilers fan. 

The family would like to thank the Royal Alexandra staff on ward 42 who cared for Ken in his final days with compassion and kindness. Please join our family to celebrate Ken's life at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 13131-86 Street NW, Edmonton, AB. 

The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association will make a donation to the JH Holloway Scholarship Foundation in memory of Ken Berg. Mr. Berg is a former director of the JH Holloway Scholarship Foundation.

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The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association (ALSA) is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.