March 17, 2020
With heavy hearts, we are sad to announce that our father, John Berger, also known to family and friends as "Hans," passed away on March 17, 2020, at the age of 80 years from pancreatic cancer. John was born on May 20, 1939 in Neu Slankamen, Yugolawien. He was a very proud Donauschwaben. John came to Canada in 1957 in hope of a new beginning. He worked hard as a welder and together with his brother in-law (Josef Schick) built up Tri-Service Metal Fabricating, through which they were able to sponsor and support their families from Salzburg to Toronto. John loved his family and was very proud of his work, which included the fabrication of the bases of Ontario's first wind turbines. He was passionate about cooking, dancing and supporting local junior sports and professional clubs (especially his favourite Toronto Argonauts and Blue Jays) as well as playing tennis and golf whenever he could. John is survived by his wife Helen, daughters: Joan Berger, Debbie Beniac (Dan) and Lynn Berger (David), grandchildren: Liam and Sarah Beniac. His brother Adam Berger (late Julie), sisters: Julie Schick (Josef), Barbara Schoblocher (Adam). John is pre-deceased by his beloved mother and father, Maria and Adam Berger. John will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Our family sincerely thanks Dr. A. Li, all nursing, psw and support staff on 2West at Bendale Acres Long-Term Care Home in Scarborough for all the exceptional care and comfort they provided. Memorial donations in the memory of John Berger will be directed to Bendale Acres, please contact [email protected] for further information. Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Life held later this year.
With heavy hearts, we are sad to announce that our father, John Berger, also known to family and friends as "Hans," passed away on March 17, 2020, at the age of 80 years from pancreatic cancer. John was born on May 20, 1939 in Neu Slankamen,... View Obituary & Service Information
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