Dear Linda, Ken and family,
I just received the very sad news of your dad's passing. Oh how my heart feels for you all on a year filled with such deep loss. Heaven has received another dear angel in your father.
It warms my heart to recall childhood memories and the caring nature of both of your parents. I will forever be indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Berry for the caring support extended to both Peter and I during our battle with cancer.
Words nor time can ever mend a broken heart but know today this broken heart hugs yours.
Love to you all,
Hello Linda and Kenny,
Doug and I want to tell you how sad we are that you have lost your Dad now too.We're sure that he was lost without your Mom. We did enjoy geting his emails. It kind of kept us in touch. He was a good man. He leaves behind proof of that in his children and grandchildren. Our condolences to you and yours Doug and Darlene Guinn Thunder Bay, Ont.
With great sadness Sid will be missed in the court. We will cherish the good memorable chats on the front porch of the house, talking about the family and life in general. When we look across from our window, we have a heavy heart, you will be missed Sid. John and Lorraine Jackson
Lyda and I had the pleasure of working with Sid at General Vanier Secondary School. Sid's print shop was well known to everyone in the Durham Board as a place of excellence. Sid's wicked sense of humour was a treat for everyone. One would need a print shop like Sid's to tell his story adequately - everyone has a favourite Sid story.
Sid, you will be missed.
Lyda and Jim Weaver
Your friendship will be greatly missed. You and Donna and John and I shared great Saturday night dinners with Ross & Eileen. Rest in peace
Uncle Sid gave me my first motorcycle ride. I think it was on a 1946 Harley Davidson. We rode on the dusty trail beside the 29 Winter Avenue , up and down a few times, enough to give to make we wide eyed and thrilled. I also got a ride in Sid's new 57 Chevy. As I recall it was yellow with a black roof with lots of chrome.
Always dapper and fashionable Sid knew how to look good . That, 'Berry blessing' of a nice hair , well groomed, accompanied by a soft smile and a kind heart is how I'll remember Sid.
Uncle Sid had a bit of mischief and fun in him. He was a good guy to have on your side.
I spoke with Sid about two weeks ago and most of the conversation was him telling me about his family, their accomplishments, their frequent visits and the caring they showed him.
I'll miss Sid's emails both naughty and nice his occasional conversations but I will cherish his enthusiasm for family and life.
My memories are of a very caring man who when my own father died in my second year of teaching at General Vanier, it was Sid who I knew was always watching over me. He was a father figure and mentor to so many young teachers at Vanier. He made each day important and made sure we never forgot why we were teachers, his students and ours. I was blessed to reconnect with Sid recently and have him at my own retirement.
God Bless you, Sid!
Our most heartfelt sympathy to Ken, Annalle and family on their loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.
November 12, 2012
You will always be in our memories. You will always be thoughts of with a smile. Our history goes back some 44 years - holidays together, New years Eve parties, cards on a Saturday night and what will we do without your e-mails.
Dearest Sid ....you will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Grandpa, I love you so much and I miss you! I am the luckiest granddaughter in the world to have had you in my life! Thank you for caring so much for us with food and a big smile. You were always there when we needed you and I really appreciate that and it felt great knowing you would AWAYS be there waiting for us. I will never forget you! You will always be in my heart!
Love always, alex XOXOX
The is no other man like Sid Berry - My associate teacher in 1982, he was the best role model anyone could ask for. He loved teaching and did not put up with any nonsense from the students. I can still hear him telling the students to get back to their jobs in the graphics/print shop. He told me I had to just be real with the kids and they would do alright. He gave them hope when many others would not have. I followed his advice and have never been sorry. He cared about everyone around him and always put so much effort into creating a welcoming environment at General Vanier. I will always remember him - his laughter and big hugs, his sense of humour, the way he bragged about his grandchildren and his love of life. What an honour it was to work with him and to learn from him. He is with his beloved Donna now. Rest in peace Sid - you have lived a life that has made a difference for so many. My deepest sympathy to his family - I know that you will miss him. With love, admiration and respect from Nancy Stairs.
As a teacher new to General Vanier SS in 1979, Sid was supportive and encouraging to me. He was a good mentor. His teaching style provided many students with confidence about a future. He taught many of us about the art of printing and was always a great friend. He was the only Department Head I had in 32 years of teaching. Will remember many laughs and his big smile. The printing presses in heaven will never be the same now that Sid is in charge. Marie Gabriel, OCT
A great guy
a good friend
my e-mail buddy
I will miss you
I begin this tribute with a very sad and heavy heart. Sid was the kindest, most sincerest man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He embraced me from the moment we met, August 1977 at General Vanier Secondary School. The rest is history. Sid brought love, joy, caring, happiness and deep friendship to me, for which I will be so truly grateful for the rest of my life. Today, an appropriate day, November 11, I would like to honour my friend, Sid, as a "hero". What he has given to my life can never be taken. I will remember Sid everyday for the rest of my life. When Sid died, a piece of my life became history and, yet another chapter closed. To Linda, Kenny, Annalle, Glenn, Alexandra, Sydney and all his remaining relatives, thank you for sharing Sid with me for all those years and for embracing me into your families as well. Your love and friendship is, and will always be cherished. You have lost a great dad, father-in-law, grandpa, brother, and friend, which, I know you will never forget. My deepest and most sincerest sympathies to you all, always, Mary Pizer
To the family,
Sid was a good man.He never mentioned the fact that he had medical problems, a man of a few words. His wife Donna (my first cousin) told me years ago about Sid's medical illness, otherwise I'm sure I never would have known. Sid was very courageous in his battle with cancer and would be right back on the computer whenever he got home from check-ups or hospital stays. My family (Donna's relatives)shared many great times with Sid and Donna over the years that were unforgettable. He joined in the fun and music with everyone..Siddy was a great guy. My condolences to all of the family.
I will miss you Sid, very much. Dorothy Partridge
Sometimes, in life, you want to pause. Sometimes you want to fast-forward. But there are those amazing times where you just want to rewind again and again.
our condolences... from Escuzar Family
To the Family
I had the honour to work with with your dad at General Vanier. When you think of Vanier you have to think of "Mr. Berry" and his Print Shop. If you changed jobs in the morning, he had your new business cards by noon. He always had the interest of the students at heart, and did what he could to make them the best at what they did. Dedication like he had for students and staff is a thing of the past. I am one of the "Lucky Ones" to have met and worked with such a wonderful man. My sincere condolences on your loss.
I have so many fond memories of Mr. Berry from childhood to present day. He was so supportive of us all and always expressed an interest in whatever we were doing. He always made me feel welcome in his home. I will remember his courage and strength in the face of illness. He was blessed with a wonderful family and they were blessed by him. Love Jo
I will never forget the passion you displayed in your Graphic Arts/Print Shop classsroom at General Vanier Secondary School. Every year you always pulled through to prepare the school for a 'Springfest Celebration', with the dedicated help of your students, overall school spirit soared, your class supplied hundreds of buttons and signs for a fun filled week of activities but I will never forget how you motivated everyone around the school to take part and enjoy themselves. Never once did you ever refuse to help promote our school! On behalf of former staff and students, THANK YOU for your unselfish dedication, and may God Bless.
I am so proud to be the daughter-in-law of a man who fought the bravest of fights to the very end. I am missing you so much:(
Thank you for always worrying about me.
I love you, Dad XO
Rest in peace.
You always welcomed me, respected me and treated me like family. You allowed me to love and marry your wonderful daughter. As a Grandpa, Alexandra and Sydney were always so spoiled. Any time, any day, they were greeted with your biggest grin, and that special sparkle in your eyes. Our memories of you will be reinforced with happiness, fondness, and a warm chuckle. For these, thank you Sid. You will be greatly missed.