Obituary - Mrs. Barbara Berg
28 March 1950 The Tumut and Adelong Times
The death occurred at Tumut District Hospital on Sunday at 11.45 a.m. of an old Tumut identity in the person of Mrs. Barbara Berg, widow of the late Mr. Charles Berg, of Newtown, Tumut, at the age of 87 years.
The late Mrs. Berg collapsed on Saturday afternoon last at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. Nuttall, of Fitzroy Street where she had made her home for the past several years.
She was conveyed by ambulance to hospital. Deceased was born in Victoria and came to Tumut many years ago.
She was employed at Nash's boarding house in River Street for some time and after her marriage to Mr. Charles Berg she worked for Mrs. A. W. Graham, of Newtown, for 20 years and also did casual domestic work for many others.
Mr. Berg predeceased her about 15 years ago. There was no family born to the union.
The late Mrs. Berg was a kindly old lady who, in her active days, would do anything to assist those in need of help.
Though of poor circumstances, she was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
It is understood that there is a sister, Mrs. Grace, of Brown Coal Mine, Victoria, surviving.
The funeral took place yesterday interment being made in the Catholic portion of the Old Cemetery beside the remains of her late husband.
Rev. Fr. O'Brien officiated at the graveside and W. W. Beavan and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Pall-bearers were Messrs. F. Cripps, A. J. Downing, J. French and D. Hayes.
Floral tributes were from:- The Holdsworth & Corr families; Misses F.M. and E. Masters, Pearl and Peter Jeffery and Mr. Jeffery; Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Masters and family; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sutton and family, Eric and Ron; Mr. and Mrs. W. Nut- tall and family; Mrs. Collison; Mr. and Mrs. F. Cripps; Mrs. C. Garrett (Petersham); Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery; Eileen, Con, Meryl, Jean, Vera and Beatrice; John, Con, David and Geoffrey French; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Graham; Mr. and Mrs. F. Anderson.