Obituary of Wilf Kuhberg
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Wilford Alden Kuhberg was born at the Nipawin Union Hospital to Erdmann and Mary Kuhberg, the youngest of 11 children - predeceased by brothers Leonard, Jake, Richard, Wilhelm and sister Mary Lou.
Throughout his 67 years, Wilf resided in Slave Lake AB, Whitecourt AB, Salmon Arm BC, Singapore S.E. Asia and then back to Nipawin SK for the last 30 years commuting to work in SK and AB plus internationally. Wilf was an industrious and creative man and with his blessed ingenuity set up many self-employed businesses: liquid feed for farmers, firewood sales, vegetable sales including the best tasting corn and a 25 acre Saskatoon berry farm, even “farmed” four cows at one point. Travels for both holidays (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland and Norway) and employment provided many awesome opportunities and memories. Resident of Singapore with family for 3.5 years!
Wilf loved spending time with family and pets, had a good sense of humor and enjoyed the camaraderie with Murray Mason and other coffee friends at A&W where they solved the world’s issues. A message from Wilf: Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls, will miss you all dearly. Keep your chin up until the glorious day when we’re together again to share a pot of cheesy macaroni and cheeseburgers. Farewell!
Cremation has taken place and as per Wilf’s wishes, a “CELEBRATION OF LIFE” will be held at the Kuhberg Saskatoon Berry Farm on Mabel Hill Road in the summer of 2021 preceding the annual berry harvest and will honor the ongoing pandemic guidelines. Sincere appreciation and love to everyone including family, friends, neighbors and healthcare staff who provided support through Wilf’s challenge and battle with esophageal cancer which he bravely endured!
Wilf is survived by wife Sylvia, daughter Natania (Dion) and Kristen (Jake) and four granddaughters Shay (Andrew), Hadley, Declan and Bowen, surviving brothers Carl (Carol), Alfred, Henry and surviving sisters Julieanna (Ed) and Linda plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home in Nipawin SK.
Wilf Kuhberg’s International Employment (25 years)
Borneo Malaysia East and West
Burma (Myanmar) Nigeria
Cameroon Saudi Arabia
Congo Singapore (resided 3+ yrs)
Equatorial Guinea ** Tunisia
Gabon United States
Aberdeen Scotland, Houston Texas, Work/holiday in Aberdeen/Edinburgh Scotland and Stavanger Norway
Wilf worked within Africa for 15 years - was put in lockdown for two weeks in Equitorial Guinea when Margaret Thatcher's son and the President's brother attempted a coup.
**Field Supervisor & District Manager - 3 years management and operation/maintenance of Nitrogen Liquification Plant – E. Guinea
**Slave Lake, AB 1980’s, Partner & Operations Manager of Oilfield GeneralMaintenance & High Pressure Pumping Company
BJ Services/Hughes/Baker, Nowsco, Schlumberger/FracMaster, KM Porter Services, Arctic Oilfield/Redwell Services, Alex Hook Trucking
Cementing, Acidizing, Coil Tubing, Down Hole Tools, Liquid Nitrogen Plants, Logistics and Inventory Control, Drill Stem Testing, Test Packers, Bridge Plug and Retainer Uses and Mechanics and more.