Weinsheimer, (Berry) Stanley Gilbert

Monday, February 14, 2005

(Berry) Stanley Gilbert1925 - 2005In loving memory of our Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather and dear friend who passed away on Saturday, February 12th, 2005. Stanley was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin on March 11th, 1925. His mother Martha and step father William Berry, immigrated to Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) in his early years. As a young man he service in the navy and was a veteran of WWII, serving on the HMCS Provider. After leaving the navy and Halifax, he returned to reside in Port Arthur. Stan also lived in Timmins, Ontario for many years. He then moved to Minaki Lodge for several years, working in the local hotel as a bartender. After leaving Minaki, he mover to Pickle Lake where he was a local merchant. After leaving Pickle Lake, he moved to Renabie Gold Mines near Wawa, Ontario where he was employed by the mines as a security guard for many years until his retirement in 1990. He loved the outdoors and spent much of his life in Northern Ontario. He also loved to cross-country ski and golf. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and partook in much of their lives attending their hockey games and figure skating competitions. Stanley was predeceased by his mother Martha Berry (nee Crane) & step-father William Berry; daughter Barbara Berry; brother Carl Weinsheimer; brother Allan Berry; sister Rosemary Martyn; and sister Evelyn Berry. He is survived by his sons: Brian (Carol) Berry, Bradley Berry, Kevin Berry - Montreal, Craig (Colleen) Berry; daughters Sheila Berry - Toronto, Sharon Berry - Squamish, BC & Karen Craig - P.E.I. ; granddaughters: Pamela, Tina Tracy, Shannon, Melanie, Sharlene, Caroline, Jennifer, Karen, & Vanessa; grandsons: Brad, Corey, Desi, Nathan, & Michael; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and loving friends, Pete & Laurie Haslym. An intimate gathering was held in celebration of Stan's life with close family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (1186 Memorial Ave. P7B 5K5). THANK-YOUSpecial thanks goes out to Stan's Granddaughter, Tina Perreault, who was by her Gramp's side at the time of his death and gave much of her time to him in the last days of his life. Special thanks to the special care he received from the nursing staff at the IMCU unit and unit 2C at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.