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Berry, Russell Jay (Died)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 14 Jan 2011, p. 31
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BERRY, Russell Jay January 19, 1926 - January 8, 2011 Passed away quiet ly on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Post Inn Vi l lage in Oakvi l le a f ter a short i l lness in h is 84th year. Lov ing husband, fa ther and grandfather, Russ was personable, cheery and opt imist ic. He was born and raised in Toronto and was a jack of all trades with a talent for sales. Russ trained as a watchmaker and had polio from a very early age, but that never held him down . He worked f o r a number o f f i rms du r i ng h i s c a r ee r and i s bes t remembered as the propr ie tor o f a fami ly- run bus iness , The Toy Chest in downtown Oakv i l l e wh ich he ran for t en years w i th h is w i fe Mar ion who predeceased him in 2005. He took an active interest and part icipation in the community through the White Oaks Choral Society, the Boy Scouts, taught ESL and always stayed on top of current events and the news of the day. Lovingly remembered by his daughter Colleen and sons Bruce and his wife Marilyn, and Robert and his wife Tanit. Cherished by his grandchildren Charlotte, Noel, Liam, Graeme and h is nephews and n ieces . He main ta ined c lose contac t w i th a number o f l i f e long f r i ends inc lud ing the Mougenot ' s , the S impsons , the Dunkerley's, the Ash's and the Parsons. All of the staff and friends he met at the Post Inn Village truly made his last five years pleasant and joyful. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, January 15 from 2 to 4 pm at the Oakview Funera l Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West , Oakv i l l e (one b lock east o f Kerr Street), (905) 842-2252. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favourite charity or to the Willow Foundation, Oakville. Online condolences may be left at www.oakviewfuneral.ca.

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14 Jan 2011
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8 Jan 2011
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Berry, Russell Jay (Died)