Paul Berry, a resident of Winchester for the past 44 years, passed away peacefully at home on Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, with his wife and daughters by his side. He was 61.
Paul was born in Kingston on Oct. 18, 1954, to his parents, John and Reta Berry (nee Kelsey).
He left home at the age of 18, and moved to Winchester. He took a farming course at Kemptville College while working as a farm hand for Orie Cayer. He met Elaine, they married in 1977, and had three daughters — Elizabeth, Pamela, and Stephanie. He continued working as a farm hand, and then started planting and harvesting with Jim Metcalfe. In 1988, Paul began with DHI as a milk tester. He worked day and night, and still managed to find time for friends and family. He had been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for the past three years. He had a good sense of humour, and was a helpful hand to anyone who asked. Paul was a devoted husband, and loving father, and grandfather.
Paul is survived by his wife, Elaine Berry (nee Stewart); his mother, Rita Berry; his siblings, Christine Oldford (Wayne), Debbie Harper (Jim), Johnny Berry (Connie), and Faye Milde (Kurt); his in-laws, Lindsay and Iva Stewart, Beverly Merkley (Doug), Judy Willems (Dave), Brenda Stewart, Neil Stewart (Sharon), William Stewart, and Sandra Freeman (Shane). He will be greatly missed by his children, Elizabeth Sharpley (Jeff), Pamela Whyte (Rob), and Stephanie Fawcett (Joel). He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Alexis, Chloe, and Spencer Sharpley; Jeremy and Avery Whyte; and Alice and Felix Fawcett.He was predeceased by his father, John, and his sister, Brenda Berry. He will be fondly remembered by all his nieces and nephews.
He was a man of his word, and a child at heart. He will be missed by all.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Mon., Sept. 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. An OddFellows Service was held on Mon. evening at 6:30 pm. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Tues., Sept. 27 at 11 am with Rev. Debbie Poirier officiating.
Donations to Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com