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In Loving Memory of

Paul Stephen Berry

1966 - 2021

Obituary of Paul Stephen Berry

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul at his residence on October 29, 2021 at the age of 55. He will be missed dearly by his sister Leigh Ann Crawford and her 2 children; Summer and Kaitlin as well as his aunts and uncles; Carol, Susan (David), Bob (Bonnie), Mike (Cathy), Tim (Michelle). Paul is predeceased by his parents (who he loved greatly) Joanne Foster and James Berry, also by his aunt, Fran Foster.
Paul was very passionate about his love for the ocean and often spoke of his travels to warm tropical places. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors with family and friends. Paul was a symbol of strength, love and compassion. He touched the lives of many near and far with his caring personality and genuine kind loving soul. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

In accordance with Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Online condolences may be shared on Paul’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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Christi Kirzner
1 year ago

Paul, you are finally at peace. Fly high and watch over us and know how loved you were. You taught me lessons I never thought I’d learn and your passion was infectious. You will be so missed.

Jackie Wright
1 year ago

Fly high Paul, you will be deeply missed.
RIP my friend

Karen Jones
1 year ago

Dear Paul,
Thankyou for your friendship, your courage, your strength and your big heart. I was in awe. You fought so hard and i will miss you but at the same time, i’m happy because you’re not in pain anymore, you can rest and you’ll be with your Mum & your Aunt.
Love u lots❤️
Karen x

Denise Ellis
1 year ago

I was so saddned in hearing that Paul had lost his battle. He will be dearly missed. Our only consolation is that he is no longer in pain and he is with his Mama again. Miss you dear Paul!!

Sherese Carter
1 year ago

Sending condolences to the family. Paul had heart and determination. This will be a hole in my heart. I miss you Paul

Gragg Stacy
1 year ago

I only met Paul a few years ago on Facebook and he was larger than life. I may never have met him in person but I considered him a friend and will miss his presence online. He was a kind soul with a heart of gold!

Melissa Khan
1 year ago

Paul and I met at work in the early 2000’s. I warmed to him immediately and was enamoured by his sarcastic sense of humour and his dramatic flair. We remained friends all this time and I will fondly remember our nights out downtown for dinner and cupcakes.

My condolences to his family and friends. I will miss him and remember him.

Melissa

Donna Proffitt
1 year ago

Paul had such a kind and gentle nature. Several times a month for nearly five years, we exchanged Facebook posts and messages about ourselves, our families, shared jokes and had many deep conversations. I will miss you my sweet Paul.

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Elaine Lee
1 year ago

May He Rest in Enterinal Peace. Paul was a sweet soul.

Elayne Young
1 year ago

Paul was a Facebook friend for a good part of his fight with Cancer and everything that followed. I came to be extremely fond of him and admired his spirit. It was heartbreaking to be so far away and know his struggles.
Im going to miss him in my life, but know he’s happy now with his beloved Mum and Dad.

Deborah Keenan
1 year ago

Paul was one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever known. His courage during his fight, through all the stresses he faced, was so inspiring. He’s been in my heart since I first met him online, and in my prayers, as well. My heart hurts at his loss, but I’m comforted by the knowledge that he is with his parents and aunt, and he’s no longer suffering. May God bring rest for his soul, and comfort to his family and friends. I’ll miss you always, Sweetie, and I’ll see you again one day. God bless.
All my love,
Deborah Keenan

Sam
1 year ago

Paul I am truly heartbroken but I will always treasure the amazing friendship we had till the very end. Thank you for being you. Sending my thoughts and prayers to your family. May you finally be at peace.

Rosanna Nigro
1 year ago

Many wonderful childhood memories come to mind when I think of you, Paul. Thank you for sharing a moment in time with me and being the sweetest friend and neighbour.

My sincerest condolences to Paul’s sister and extended family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. 💞🙏

MJ Fryer
1 year ago

I will miss you, dear Paul. Your messages always made my day better. I still can’t believe you are gone but know you are now free from pain and with your beloved parents ❤ Love you, always

Paula Jackman
1 year ago

Fly high my beautiful Canadian friend. I am going to miss you so much, I will treasure your friendship always. RIP Paul.
Much love to all of Pauls family and friends.

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Tracy willoughby
1 year ago

Rip 🙏 Paul. I’m glad I got to know you. You are so missed.

Kim Stone
1 year ago

To my darling friend Paul, you will be sadly missed. My heart is saddened by your passing. Our friendship will last forever. You were so brave and amazingly strong. I send my heartfelt condolences to your family. May you be at peace now.

Jennifer Hamm
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss Leigh Anne. Sincere condolences to you and your family.❤️

Kathy
1 year ago

My dear sweet cousin, I will love you forever. You were so courageous and strong while fighting the big fight. I will miss our many chats, just messaging each other to just check in. Til we meet again, shine bright 💖

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