October 18, 1932 – August 8, 2019
A Celebration of Life will be held for Dingi at the Kennedy Rodeo Grounds on Saturday Aug 24 at 4:00 pm
Margaret Berglund better known as Dingi was born in Toronto, ON. on Oct 18 1932. She was adopted by Willie and Tory Warner as a very young infant and came to live in the Belleville district by Kennedy, SK.
She was predeceased by her husband George Berglund, parents Willie & Tory Warner, sister Joyce Muir, Brother and sisters in-law Sinc & Irene Berglund, Bill Berglund, Mary & Pete Litowski, Irene Berglund, Jean Berglund, Shorty & Mary Berglund, Doris & Larry O'Neil, Elaine & Eldon Jones
She will be missed by Daughter Sandi Tarr, Son in law Earnie Tarr, grandchildren Dayna Coffey(Allan), Brandon Tarr, Kelsi Tarr(Rafael Lauzier), Jacey Tarr(Andrew Hengen) great - granddaughters Ashlyn, Aliyah and Sofia. Brother-in-law Tommy Muir, Sister-in-law Mildred Berglund, numerous nieces & nephews and her dog Suzy.
Dingi attended school at Belleville country school until Grade 10 then she went to Kennedy to complete high school. After high school she took nurses training in Regina but only stayed until she got her cap. Nursing wasn't for her so she then went to Teachers college in Moose Jaw. Dingi taught school in numerous country school, Brookside, Saffordea, Belleville and high school in Langbank and Kennedy. She married George Berglund in 1957. Daughter Sandi was born in 1964. George & Dingi raised ponies & horses right from the beginning. Dingi was a self professed 'horse nut' from a very early age. In 1966 they were among the first PMU producers in western Canada. Dingi gave up teaching to become a full time rancher.
As Sandi grew up, Dingi & Sandi competed at numerous horse shows. Dingi started the Kennedy Light Horse 4-H club and taught 4-H for 16 yrs. Dingi started competing in Endrance rides in 1972 and was fortunate enough to place in 3 provinces, she loved Rodeo and was an avid goat tier and barrel racer for many years. Barrel racing into her 60's. She was honored with a lifetime membership from the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo Assoc., the Canadian Cowboys Assoc. gave her a gold card and she was chosen as CCA Cowgirl of the year in 2009. Until recent years she was a very active member of the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo association.
Sandi and husband Earnie had 4 children; Dayna, Brandon, Kelsi and Jacey. Growing up in the same yard and working in the PMU barn together they spent a lot of time with their grandparents. Dingi was known to never miss a birthday, a sporting or school event and of course she attended all of their horse shows. In the last 5 years three great-granddaughters also arrived. Dingi loved spending time with her lively little great-granddaughters.
Before George's health declined they travelled quite a bit, visiting Australia, Europe, Scotland, took a couple of Caribbean cruises and had some winter trips to Texas.
After George's death even after major back surgery and having Parkinson's, Dingi was determined to stay on the farm. She lived in her house right up to January of this year then had the misfortune of breaking a hip and had to move to Kipling Care home for a bit then spent the last few months in Deer View Lodge in Wawota where she broke the second hip. Dingi quietly passed away on Aug 8 2019. As someone said hers was a life well lived.
Thank you to the care workers in both Deer View Lodge, Wawota and at Kipling Care home & hospital for looking after Dingi these last few months. We appreciate that you go above and beyond caring for your residents.
Donations can be made to Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo Association Box 116, Kennedy, SK S0G 2R0 or to Parkinson Canada 610 Duchess Street Saskatoon, SK S7K 0R1 www.parkinson.ca Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services 1-800-667-8962
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