Colleen was born in Duluth, Minnesota while her father was completing his Divinity degree in the United States. Her family returned to Canada just before she was a year old and her childhood years were spent in Regina, Edmonton, Hardisty and then back to Edmonton where she went on to University of Alberta to earn her Bachelor of Commerce degree. From there she entered a 38 year career in banking, her final 12 years as a Financial Advisor where she gained strong knowledge and experience in financial planning and handling estates.
Colleen moved to the Vermilion area in 1992, having accepted a transfer here with Scotiabank. She married her husband, Peter Berg in 1999 and became a step-mother of three amazing children, therefore she was no longer mobile with the bank and set down solid roots in the community.
She and her husband ranch south of Minburn, running a 250 head cow-calf operation along with help from the children in between their post-secondary schooling studies.
Colleen continues her volunteer activities in retirement that she enjoyed while working and now devotes more time towards her photography passion. Her other interests include her dogs and cats, quilting, golfing, writing, gardening and genealogy.
Colleen is honoured to be working with Lakeland Funeral Home and to be providing thoughtful and caring services to the community.