Robert John Berry

December 11, 1929 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 91)


Berry, Robert John PhD


Sadly, we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Berry on 22 April 2021 at the age of 91.  Bob was the son of the late Leila and Albert Berry of Belleville Ontario and brother of the late Ernest and Randal Berry.  He was the loving and devoted husband of Ruth for 52 years.  He was the loving and devoted father of Jane Berry (Patrick Blanar).  He is survived by his sister-in-law Kay Berry (Ern Berry), nephews Jim, Bruce, John, David and Bob and nieces Carol, Marilyn and their families.  Also survived by Ruth's siblings Shirley, Janice, Neil and their families.  He is survived and had a special relationship with his great niece Susan McDonald and her husband Dean and family. Survived by great nephew Phil (Wendy) and Jim (Carol-Anne) Panton. Remembered as Special Grandpa to Mark, Ashly and Benjamin Bowers.  He is remembered by dear family friends Betty and Denis Gautier and their family and all the gang up at the lake.  Bob was a scientist at the National Research Council of Canada for 35 years in the Applied Physics Department and loved his work.  His other loves were cottage life at Norway Lake where he was involved in the environment and well-being of the lake he loved.  He and Ruth spent 25 wonderful winters at their home away from home with all their friends and their families in Oak Park Alva Florida.  He will be sadly missed by friends and family.  There will not be a service held due to Covid but in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.  

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