In Loving Memory of
Dennis Charles Bering
1958 ~ 2023
Obituary of Dennis Charles BeringWith shattered hearts we announce that on Monday, April 17, 2023 in the comfort of his home and surrounded by the love of his family; Dennis Charles Bering passed away peacefully. He has been reunited with his parents Anthony and Pauline (née Donhauser), his mother and father in-law Morris and Beth Underhill and his nephew Stephen Bering (2013). He leaves behind his devoted wife of 43 years, Brenda Bering (née Underhill), adored twin sons Ryan (Hilary McIlveen) and Carl (Meg Ramage), cherished grandchildren Henry, Charlie and Lucy, loving siblings Tim (Karen), Bev (Jim) Sneath, Al (Connie) and Patrick (Natalie) as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dennis was a lifelong resident of Niagara, raised in the Hamlet of Effingham. He often spoke with laughter in his voice, reminiscing of fond memories growing up on the family farm. He was the type of man who always had to be doing something, he loved to putter. Dennis enjoyed the outdoors, ATVing, snowmobiling, boating, scuba diving and travelling with Brenda, spending time in new places in their 5th wheel. He always looked forward to the May 24 weekend fishing trips at Bay Quinte with family, friends and most importantly his boys. Dennis loved watching his sons and their friends play hockey and always made an effort to be actively involved, one way or another. He valued the time spent with his wife and boys on their 30 acre property, a space where he could watch his family grow and spend time outdoors. He loved being around people and making everyone laugh. Even after being diagnosed with cancer the first time, his heart attack and while struggling with cancer again, he joked to the last day of his life, he had such a great sense of humour. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, cousin, nephew, and friend with a heart of gold. Dennis always put others before himself, he was selfless to a fault.
Dennis was fortunate enough to work alongside his father and become the proud owner of Bering Refrigeration. He enjoyed providing solutions, working with people and the idea of running and growing a business. He grew the business from a one person independent company to a leading refrigeration company in commercial, industrial and agriculture within the Niagara Region. He did this for 20 years and then sold his company later in life to be able to spend more time with his family. He continued with his career working with a lot of the same people and customers in the industry creating further success at Penn Refrigeration.
The world is a little bit dimmer now without his light. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. A private inurnment will be held on Saturday April, 29 2023 followed by a Celebration of Dennis' Life for friends and family from 11:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m at the Old Town Hall in Pelham 491 Canboro Rd W, Fenwick, ON. The family would like to send sincere thanks to Nurse Colleen and all of their family members for their love and support. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Dennis to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre or to The Lincoln County Humane Society.
A Celebration of LifeDate: April 29, 2023
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Rd W, Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0
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Sincerest condolences to Brenda and family.
While we never got to spend a great deal of time with our cousin, Dennis, we do remember him as a very positive person who genuinely enjoyed life and family. He will be missed.
Brenda, Ryan, Carl and families. So sad to hear this news, Dennis was always a fun loving guy that always had time to chat and catch up . Rememder him at the rink with a big smile watching his boys out there playing together. He is a proud father and great Husband, Friend to Brenda.
So sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing my deepest condolences to the family. I miss my days of working for him at Bering Refrigeration and am forever thankful for starting me off on my career path. Dennis was a great man to work for he new more then probably anybody I ever worked for but always treated you as an equal. May your many fond memories of him help to carry you through this difficult time. RIP Dennis ❤️
We are very disappointed that we are out of the country and could not attend the Memorial Service today. Dennis was a very sweet and thoughtful man. It is difficult to accept his loss. We send our sincerest condolences to Brenda, Ryan and Carl from across the ocean.
Barb and Rob
Brenda, Ryan, Carl and family, words cannot express how saddened we are to learn of Dennis’ passing. May you look back on the precious memories and find peace in knowing that your shared love is eternal. Hold on to that infinite love and let it be your guiding light.
We are sad for the loss of Dennis and wish to send our sympathy to Brenda, Carl, Ryan and their families.
Sincerest condolences to you all, with love from Aunt Mary
We are truly saddened with the passing of Dennis. Not only was he a great colleague, but an incredible teacher. He was free with his knowledge, but willing to offer assistance on any project. I will miss his laughter and quick wit, but thankful the battle is over. We started out as employees and ended up as friends. He is leaving behind a wonderful family and our hearts are with you during this difficult time.
I am truly saddened to hear of Dennis’s passing.
He was a consummate professional that took the time to comprehend and question refrigeration product designs which made manufacturers such as us the better for it.
My deepest sympathy.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss of Dennis, he was a good man with a big heart.
Praying peace and comfort for you all.
Sending my deepest condolences to the Bering family at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
Words will never replace the loss of a loved one. Brenda, Ryan and Carl , your memories will live on in your love for Dennis. He will always watch over all of you and your families as you make your journey in life. My heart is sad for all of you. Thinking of you . Love Brenda and Jackxxoo
My deepest condolences to the Bering family. I had so much respect for Dennis.
My heart felt condolences to the family. I have known Dennis for many years working with him in the refrigeration industry. From Bering refrigeration into the days at Penn. Always on top of his game. A pleasure to deal with over the many years. He will be missed by many people. Rest in peace Dennis.
Our most heartfelt condolences. He was such a kind man , we will miss his visits when he came over to get his hair cut with Marissa. He always had a smile and a kind word ! We will be missed. The MCIVOR Family
Brenda, Carl, Ryan and your families
We are so very sorry to learn of the passing of Dennis, such a wonderful kindhearted gentleman. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Sincerely Dan and Diane Hunsburger
You are in our thoughts and prayers
You are family to us
Brenda Ryan Carl and families
Brian and Danuta
Such a incredible friend. So many memories. Flooding the pond on Church st with his homemade zombie, behind the bench with him, building his deck with him for 2 summers, Bay of Quinty fishing trips are just a few.
Rest In Peace my great friend.
Dennis was a giant in the Refrigeration Industry and a true gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all. Very sorry for your loss.
We are sorry for your loss and offer our prayers
Dear Brenda and Family
We are so very sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Such a nice guy, always had a smile and always took the time to chat. We will always be grateful to him for giving Tony the opportunity he did many years ago in the trade. He will be remembered very fondly. Sending our most sincere condolences to you Brenda, your boys and family during this very difficult time.
Tammy & Tony
Our thoughts are with you Brenda, Ryan, Carl and families. There are so many wonderful memories of Dennis for all of us to cherish. Love you.
Donna and Bill
Sending so much love to Brenda, Carl, Ryan and families during this extremely sad and difficult time. Dennis was such a wonderful man. He will forever remain in our hearts and memories ❤️
Brenda, Ryan, Carl and family our deepest sympathy. We have lost a great friend and neighbour.. We were always there for the both of you, and the both of you for us and we will continue to be for Brenda. Our Love and Prayers are with you
Brenda, Carl and Ryan. I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis was an amazing man who always made me feel so welcome in your home. I haven’t seen him much in recent years, but every time I ran into him out and about, he was just as welcoming as when I was a little kid. I’ll always remember him for the positive and uplifting man he was, especially at the rink. I will have your family in my thoughts as I know how tough of a time this will be.
My heart is broken for your loss , Dennis was a a gentleman and wonderful person , our family was blessed to have had our kids grow up alongside the boys with hockey and Dennis was a gift to anyone he helped love the game ❤️
Brenda and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know he will be greatly missed by all
My sincere condolences. Dennis was a very special man. I always enjoyed running into him in the community, and catching up. He will be missed by all those that had the pleasure to know him.
This breaks my heart
To read. Anyone who knew or met Dennis, knew how much love he had for Brenda, Ryan and Carl and how proud he was of his family. Dennis is one of the kindest people I have ever met, his laughter and smile were contagious. I will always remember Dennis as a great neighbour and family friend. Flying around on the tractor, working on the ice rink(or behind the bench at a Pelham panther game), and family fun camping/cottage trips.
My thoughts are with the Bering family during this difficult time.❤️
Dear Brenda, Ryan, Carl
We are sadden to hear that Dennis has passed away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and in days and weeks to come. Dennis will most definitely be missed.
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Uncle Dennis with a smile on his face and laughter. He always took a moment for us kids when we visited the Bering office.
Sending you all love and support during this time.