Obituary of John Berry
John Allison Berry 69, of Bridgewater passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 23, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 8, 1935, in Moncton, NB, John was one of nine children of the late Harry and Bernice Berry. He was currently employed with Nauss Brothers Ltd., where he enjoyed great relationships with all his customers over the past 22 years. Over the years, John was a very accomplished businessman who was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, Manager of Niagara Finance, Manager of Bank of Nova Scotia, Owner/Operator of Host Rent-a-Car, developed and operated Dufferin House, Bridgewater, Allied Collection Agency and Manager of Credit Union. Over the years, his community activities included President of the Chamber of Commerce, Bridgewater Swimming Pool opening, various fundraising activities for Red Cross and Bridgewater Baptist Church. He was an ardent fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs where he spent many nights in front of the TV with a handful of peanuts. His ultimate passion was his children and grandchildren always putting them first. His sense of humour kept us all laughing right to the end. Surviving are his first wife and friend Lorraine Richardson, Bridgewater; children, Jeffrey (Lisa), Wichita, Kansas; Cheryl (Rev. Corey) Pickens, Parkhill, Ontario; Lynda (Larry) Vidito, Calgary, Alberta; Tanya (Deryck) Bolivar, Hebbville; Matthew, Halifax; Michael, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Benjamin and Joshua Berry, Christianna, Justin and Caitlyn Pickens, Isayah and Jonah Vidito and Drew Bolivar; siblings, Lois ( Dr. Phil) Collins, Delta, BC; Dr. Robert (Grace), Grand Bay, NB; Dale (Shirley), Moncton, NB, Gerald (Jan), Seattle, Washington, Janet, Vancouver, BC; Rev. Duane (Sandy), Calgary, Alberta; David (Kathie), Fredericton, NB; Albert (Arlene) Clearbrook, BC; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his second wife Joan Audrey (Nauss). Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, September 27 in Pleasantville Baptist Church, where he was a member. Private family burial will be in the Pleasantville Cemetery. No visitation at the funeral home by request. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasantville Baptist Church or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Online condolences may be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.