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Donald Carl Berry

Donald Carl Berry

Berry, Donald Carl, 72, of Shortt’s Lake, Nova Scotia, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was born in Halifax on September 04, 1945, the youngest of six children of the late Alexander and Emma (Roode) Berry. He was an enterprising entrepreneur who, together with his family, founded Berry’s Furniture, building it into a successful business and a local institution.
In addition to his parents, Don is predeceased by his two older sisters, Helen Onda Thorpe and Emily Boyd.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret (“Peggy” Irwin) Berry; son Mark (Vanessa), and grandchildren Alex and Caitlin of South Pasadena, California; daughter Victoria (Theresa Frost) Berry and grandchild Angus of Toronto; daughter Marianne (Michael) Michaud, and grandchildren Jack, Lily, and Andrew of Valley; brothers Keith (Bessie) of Truro and Reginald of Sutherlands Lake; sister Carlene (Douglas) Crouse of Granville Ferry; sisters-in-law Patricia Berry of Lower Truro and Linda (Bert) Pratt of Truro; aunts Mavis (Roode) Wilders of British Columbia, and Bessie (Roode) Sawatsky and Carole (Roode) Marshall of Truro; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation or funeral service by family request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Don’s memory to the charity of your choice is much appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Graham and the Palliative Care Team at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and compassion, and for the uplifting support of friends and family. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Don’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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