Andy Berg – In Memory Of
April 30, 1959 ~ January 24, 2012
On February 4th the AxisTech family bade farewell to our Senior Project Manager, Andy Berg.
The sudden loss of an exceptional individual and a dear friend will impact us for a long time.
Andy’s technical knowledge, problem solving ability, and desire to excel are attributes rarely found in one person.
But he was more than that.
Patient with apprentices, calm and professional with clients and consultants, he understood and accommodated the needs of the technicians, the company, and the clients in a seemingly effortless manner.
His selflessness was evident when he saved the life of a co-worker and was subsequently recognized for bravery by the City of Vancouver.
Andy’s passion for his trade was equalled by his love of fishing, and the peace and serenity experienced during these treasured outings.
I do not know much about fishing and tend to focus on results.
I would ask, “Did you catch a lot?” and he would reply,
“Joana, remember it’s called fishing not catching.”
- Joana Barbulescu
Everyone who knew Andy was keenly aware of his love for his dogs. Andy trained them and spent time with them – they were a big part of his life. In fact, there wasn’t a people-management problem that he couldn’t resolve by referring to dog behaviour! Leadership, motivation, conflict-resolution – he could analyze it all and find a solution modeled after dog behaviour. He was right every time!
As Andy long suffered from chronic depression, we want to keep his memory alive, and in a small way, share his life with you.
Bell Canada started a conversation about Mental Health earlier this year. We at AxisTech have donated to this important cause through MindCheck.ca. According to the Canadian Institute of Health Research – “1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives.”
As an accomplished member of our team, a good friend, and an exceptional human being, Andy will always be part of the fabric of the company, and will be missed every day.