Alaire Gwen Oberg
1918 - 2019
Obituary of Alaire Gwen Oberg
Alaire Gwen Oberg
(April 21, 1918 - October 13, 2019)
We lovingly remember Alaire Oberg who passed away peacefully at the Galahad Care Centre on October 13th, 2019 at the age of 101 years.
Alaire was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on April 21, 1918. After her schooling in Forestburg and Normal School in Calgary, she started her career in 1936 in a one-room school at Bedford. Teaching at Hastings Coulee, Daysland, Forestburg then Edmonton Public System from 1954 to 1984 as a teacher, Principal and Consultant, member of the College of Teachers, Phi Delta Kappa International and Delta Gamma Kappa.
Alaire dedicated her life to education and music. She approached education with dedication and determination and achieved much success, influencing the lives of many.
Her community involvement in Forestburg earned her “The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award” in 2004 at age 86 and “The Ministers Seniors Service Award” in 2016 at the age of 98. Alaire received this worthy status due to the fact she was held in high esteem as pianist for the Walter Johns Singers for 27 years, volunteering at the Villa and Galahad Care Centre, member of the Hospital Auxiliary, music festivals and past member of the Community Hall Board. Alaire was a passionate and gifted musician, the piano played a pivotal role in her life. She was grateful for the wonderful caring community of Forestburg and area in which she lived upon retirement.
Alaire will always be remembered with love by numerous family members and the many wonderful lifelong friends she made along the way. She was predeceased by her husband Floyd, parents Otto and Mary Scheler, sister Shirley Sather, and brothers Hardy and Milton (Mickey) Scheler.
Our sincere appreciation and thanks to the Galahad Care Centre nurses and staff for the loving care given Alaire.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations can be made to the Galahad Care Centre or Battle River Community Foundation.