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Born: Dec 14, 1968

Date of Passing: May 25, 2020

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December 14, 1968 - May 25, 2020

It is with great sadness, that the family of Douglas Eric Berg announces his sudden passing on Monday, May 25, 2020, in Winnipeg at the age of 51 years. He was a husband, a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend.
Doug will be lovingly remembered by his spouse Kara Capleve; his daughter Lyneah Berg; his parents, Mel and June Berg; his brother Jeffrey Berg (Jennifer); his mother-in-law Marie Portner; his sister-in-law Cristal Fyfe (Michel); his nieces, (Allison, Emily, Rylie); his nephew (Quinn); his cousins, extended family, colleagues, and many friends.
Doug was the loving father to Lyneah. She was the center of his life and he loved her dearly. Doug was a born and raised never to leave River Heights boy. Doug had many accomplishments and interests. He graduated from Red River Community College for Civil Engineering Technologist (he received an award for the highest grade average). He began working for the City of Winnipeg in 1993. He held many positions, for the last 15 years he was a project manager. One of his favourite interests was skiing. He loved to ski and loved skiing with his daughter (age 14). He loved watching her race and encouraged her every step of the way. While growing up, he spent many summers at the family cottage, it was one of his favourite places that continued into his adult life. He had always had a soft spot for animals and had many dogs growing up. Especially Teeko, and the current family dog, Wrigley who was spoiled by sleeping in bed most nights. (A king bed was bought with Wrigley in mind). Wrigley was named after his favourite city Chicago. (Even though he wasn't a baseball fan). He loved to travel and liked to collect shot glasses from the places he visited. His favourite travels were cruising with his wife and daughter. Doug was a connoisseur of hot sauces, forever in pursuit, wherever his travels took him, to find the "one." Travelling friends made it their mission to help him fulfill his quest. In Doug's short life, he will be greatly remembered for his kind soul and willingness to lend a hand. He was well respected by his co-workers, colleagues, and his three lifelong friends (since they wore diapers) Craig, Gerald, and Grant. May you find peace and comfort knowing so many people loved you and heaven will welcome you with open arms.
The family would like to thank the staff at Health Sciences Centre for their dedication and compassion. As well as, Transplant Manitoba for the compassion shown to Kara and Lyneah during this difficult time.
A memorial service will be held as soon as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 30, 2020

Condolences & Memories (27 entries)

  • Kara I was so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. To this day I remember you 2 as the friendliest most dependable election workers I have had over my last 20 years. I was happy to see you at the mall tonight and offer my personal condolences. You have lost a great husband and your daughter a super Dad. - Posted by: Garry Dunne (Old Election Supervisor) on: Jun 22, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss saying hi to Doug in the hallways at work. He was always so friendly and a true gentleman. Doug took his daughter to the Take Your Kids to Work day this year and you could see how close they were. She is just as friendly as her dad and a true lady. - Posted by: Kim Lucko (co-worker) on: Jun 16, 2020

  • Kara and Lyneah, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will pray that your memories of special times together as a family will ease the pain you are both feeling. God Bless Donna - Posted by: Donna Jervis (Family friend) on: Jun 08, 2020

  • Kara and Lyneah, I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Sending you love and hugs. - Posted by: Diane Mitchell (dog trainer) on: Jun 04, 2020

  • I am so sad to hear about Doug’s passing. Doug was a great friend to have while growing up. We went to John Dafoe school, and all my memories of him were that he was a kind friend who always put others before himself. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughter, brother and parents Mel and June. - Posted by: Darryl Grenkow (Childhood friend) on: Jun 03, 2020

  • I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Doug's passing. He was a wonderful co-worker and true friend. Greeting him in the hallway “Douglas!”... there was always a walk down the hallway when cinnamon buns were on order. You will truly be missed by all. Sincerest condolences to Kara, Lyneah and family. Sending you all hugs, prayers at this difficult time. - Posted by: Cynthia (Coworker/friend ) on: Jun 03, 2020

  • I was honoured to be one of Lyneah's educators during her time in child care. Doug was an amazing and kind person to all. No words can adequately express the feelings one goes through at a time like this. Kara, Lyneah, and everyone who love Doug - may you be comforted by the memories and the infinate love that was shared. - Posted by: Giovanna (Early Childhood Educator to Lyneah) on: Jun 02, 2020

  • Lyneah, Your dad was very thoughtful caring, considerate person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this time. - Posted by: Bill and Myrt Klein (Friends) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences to Doug's family and friends. I was fortunate to know and work with Doug over the course of his career at the City. Doug was passionate about what he did and put 100% effort into his work. He contributed greatly to the City, serving all Winnipegers well. It will be Doug's positive and friendly approach to work and people that will be greatly missed. I thoroughly enjoyed my more recent opportunities to meet up with Doug at our industry receptions, where Doug would fill me in on his family activities that he was so very proud of. He will be missed, but not forgotten. - Posted by: Scott Payne (Co-worker) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • Kara & Lyneah, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Doug's passing. Please know that the WAR family is here to support you. We will miss Doug on the ski hill and have such fond memories of his kind, gentle nature. With deepest sympathy, Kim, Mark & Maddy. - Posted by: Kim & Mark Metcalfe (Ski Family) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • I was very sad and shocked to hear of Doug's passing. He was a genuine person to work with. He was incredibly intelligent and fair in all dealings with him. Whenever you would see Doug's name on a project, you knew it would be a pleasure to work on. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Kim Kuzenko (Work Colleague) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • My deepest condolences on your loss. Doug was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was always happy and never failed to say hi when passing in the hallways. Doug's passing has left a deep hole in the hearts of all he worked with. I will miss seeing his smiling face. - Posted by: Tamara (Co-Worker) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • I had the privilege of knowing Doug for several years. He was always so proud of his family and in particular Lyneah. Being involved with Lyneah competitive skiing was clearly one of his favorite things. Doug was such a kind person and great to be around. I worked with Doug on several construction projects throughout the City and he brought a great attitude and fostered team work with everyone involved in the projects. My thoughts are with Doug’s family and friends. He will be missed by so many. - Posted by: Blair Moore (Coworker) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • Lyneah, we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We remember his smiling face and how proud he was of all your performances. - Posted by: Abi and Mandy (Dance) on: May 31, 2020

  • My very deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Rhonda Gorham (Cousin to June Berg) on: May 31, 2020

  • Sympathies to you Kara. We have not seen each other for a while but I think of you often. During the winter I thought about you at the ski hill. Blessings to you as you go forward. One Day at A Time - Diane - Posted by: Diane McCarthy (friend) on: May 31, 2020

  • I have just heard the news of Doug's passing & I am shocked and saddened to hear this. My sincere condolences to the family. We stayed at the cottage next door and you were wonderful neighbors. The memory that stands out the most is Doug as a child, riding his bike up & down the road with his brother Jeffery. I am so sorry for the Family's loss. - Posted by: Charlene Ingbritson (Lake neighbor ) on: May 31, 2020

  • I worked with Doug on many projects and found him to be very understanding and well informed and really someone that you could interface with in a meaningful way. He knew his work and it was always a pleasure to deal with him. It was certainly surprising and shocking to learn of his passing. My sincere sympathies to all. - Posted by: Ed Ryczkowski (Working Colleague ) on: May 31, 2020

  • We are so saddened to have learned about Doug's passing. He was such a great guy, was so tight with Craig, Gerald & Grant, and was also a kind friend to us as well. He will truly be missed and mourned, and there won't be another like him. Our sincerest condolences to Doug's family, Kara & Lyneah, and friends in Winnipeg & beyond. - Posted by: Kevin & Chris Sedor (Friends) on: May 30, 2020

  • We would like to express our sympathy for your loss. - Posted by: myrna rourke and terry hercus (friends of Mel and June) on: May 30, 2020

  • Kara and Lyneah We are so so sorry for your loss in Doug. We will always remember his kind, gentle manner. His love for you both was shown in everything he did. We will forever remember and always feel blessed to have had the time we did with Doug. We will miss him. We are thinking of you both and send our prayers and deepest sympathies. Tricia, Nathan, Ella and Ava - Posted by: Tricia and Nathan Rempel (Friend) on: May 30, 2020

  • I was so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. He will be missed. - Posted by: Laverne Adolphe (Friend of family) on: May 30, 2020

  • My dear condolences to Doug’s family and friends. I was saddened to hear of the news of Doug’s passing. Doug and I worked together when he first started working at the City and we would even hang out socially after work on occasions. Although we did not see each other much lately I can say Doug was a very nice person with a sense of humor. Always willing to lend a hand and just a great person to work with. - Posted by: Marc Jaeger (Co-worker) on: May 30, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to you both Kara and Lyneah. Doug was such a GREAT guy.....a kind, caring and supportive friend. We are so saddened by his passing and will miss him dearly. Kara and Lyneah, may you both find comfort and peace in the days ahead and know that we are here for you if you need us. Love, Sabine, Al and Serena - Posted by: Sabine Kauffmann (Family Friend) on: May 30, 2020

  • Cousin Doug! It is so hard to believe that you are gone. You always brought a bit of extra sunshine wherever you went. There are a lot of folks that are missing you. My thoughts and love go out to your Mom & Dad, the rest of the family, and your many, many friends. Rest easy cousin! - Posted by: Dave McKnight (Cousin) on: May 30, 2020

  • As parents of two girls in Summit Ski race team, we are shocked to hear this. Doug was always such a friendly guy at the hill, regardless of what team your kids skied for. Our family is very saddened today to hear this news. Thoughts are with you Kara and Lyneah. Geoff Cuvelier, Susan Tremblay, Natalie and Emily Cuvelier - Posted by: Cuvelier Family (Ski Family) on: May 30, 2020

  • Kara and Lyneah, we are so very sorry for your loss. We know how much Doug adored Lyneah, and loved to watch her race. He was such a nice man with a kind heart. I know our little ski family will miss him. With deepest sympathy, Jody - Posted by: Jody Verrier (Ski Family Friend) on: May 30, 2020

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