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Born: Nov 17, 1936

Date of Passing: Oct 22, 2022

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November 17, 1936 – October 22, 2022

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our father.
Don passed away October 22, 2022, age 85 while in Seven Oaks Hospital recuperating from a bump on the head he acquired while out walking his dog. We all had expectations he would be returning home soon, but he contracted covid 19 after a week in hospital.
Don was predeceased by his parents Henry and Vera Berry; by his second wife Anne Stoesz; stepson Steve Chartrand; brothers James Berry, Leonard Berry and Allen Berry.
Don leaves behind to mourn his passing sisters Winona Yeo of Cypress River and Verna Bastiaanssen of Lorette, Manitoba; two children Deborah Hawkins and Bryan (Tannis) Berry; stepchildren Caroline, Yvette, Yvonne, Lorne and Michael Chartrand; and numerous grandchildren.
My father was a man of great wisdom and contemplation only outspoken if extremely necessary, he never argued with anyone. His respect had to be earned, but compassion was always given in doing so. If, for reason you had to ask him a hard question, he would sit back, cross his right leg over his left, touch his hand to his chin, wait a second or two and then lay out your answer as honest as he could.
Special thanks to all his neighbors on his street where he walked his dog. He was fond of all of you; and to his bicycle ride crew that took trips all over the city.
Don's wishes were cremation, no funeral, no viewing and to spread his remains in a nice place. Mr. Humble he was. He will be kept with my sister until such time we find the strength to part ways.
Milo, his dog, is in my care. I do believe I will hold my father until such time Milo passes, then I will put them in a spot together.

Bye Dad, we all loved you!

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I have very fond memories of working with Don in the 1980's at CP Smith Transport. A kind and gentle person. I remember him calling me over and putting his arm around my shoulder and say , young man...., and giving me some advice which I took to heart and use to this day. One piece of advice he gave me was not to shave in the morning for someone else but to shave at night.... for her. Thank you Don. - Posted by: Brian E Kipling (C.P. Smith Transport co-worker) on: Nov 17, 2022

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