September 26, 1988 – July 31, 2017
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Nicholas Berardi on July 31, 2017 at the age of 28.
Nicholas Peter Joseph Berardi was born on September 26, 1988 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Nick worked very hard throughout his life and we were all very proud of his accomplishments. He graduated from St. Patrick's High School in 2006 and later went on to become a Journeyman Boilermaker by Trade with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 555. Through his life he also served in the Canadian Navy, as a Power Engineer, and worked as a Millwright at Resolute Forest Products. Nick strived for excellence throughout all of his endeavors.
Nick had a love for anything outdoors, especially sledding in the winter season and hunting and fishing with his Dad. He shared a birthday with his mother and loved travelling with his partner Jodi. He loved spending time with his sister Tavia, their family pets, and cherishing their annual holiday occasions together. Nick was very passionate about travelling and visiting many places in the world, especially Scotland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Jasper, and most recently fulfilling his dream of going to Italy.
Nicholas is survived by his parents, Peter and Kathryn Berardi (Bob), sister Tavia (Alan), and his loving partner Jodi Corbett. He is also survived by his grandmother Rosaire Lidkea, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was predeceased by his Nanny and Papa (Lidia and Giacinto) Berardi, grandfather Garrett Lidkea, and his aunt Judith Anne Lidkea.
A Celebration of Nick's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, presided by Rev. Luigi Filippini of St. Anthony's Church. Visitation for family and friends will begin one hour prior, at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations made in Nick's memory to MADD Canada (http://www.madd.ca>" title="www.madd.ca<http://www.madd.ca>">www.madd.ca<http://www.madd.ca> ) would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be offered at our website www.harbourviewfuneral.ca <http://www.harbourviewfuneral.ca> where the service may be viewed beginning August 9th for those who are unable to attend.