We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited
In Loving Memory of
Arthur Attillio Berti
December 8, 1926-June 9, 2022
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Mindemoya Hospital on June 9, 2022 in his 96th year.
Predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years June Irene Goode,
Art is survived by his four children Linda Wunderlich and partner Michael (predeceased) of Eady, Carol Jamieson and partner Dave Henderson of Mindemoya,
Ron and partner Joahnna of Tehkummah and Silvio of Tehkummah,
by seven grandchildren Sabrina (partner Rob), Dylan (partner Meagan), Beckett (partner Elyse), Nicole (partner Jamie) Melanie (partner Bruce), Lucus (partner Brittany),
and Emma (partner Felix), and by eight great grandchildren Lauren, Kharessa, Nekoma, Naomi, Noelle, Hayden, Charlie Mae and Boreal.
Art and June built four homes together – the first in the early 1950’s on Weston Road, the second at Orr Lake in Huronia in the early 1970’s , the third in the village of Hillsdale, in 1999, and the fourth in Midemoya on Manitoulin Island in 2005. Over the last decade and half Art became a familiar and friendly character in the local community donating his time and woodworking talents in many ways, and remaining active at the curling rink and the golf course into his 90’s. More recently he was seen around town on his bright yellow tricycle or blue scooter on his daily trip to the grocery store and the post office, and for the last six months made new friends at the Manitoulin Lodge in Gore Bay.
Art was a first generation Italian Canadian and one of four sons born to Silvio Berti and Mary Calsavara. Art was loved by many friends and relatives
and always enjoyed a visit with a cousin or neighbour to share pictures and memories of June and his family with pride.
Art had a full life rich with friendly relationships and will be missed by many, particularly his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved so much.
A Mass for immediate family will be held followed by interment at Hilly Grove Cemetery
. A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date.
Donations in Arthurs name can be mailed to the Manitoulin Lodge Auxiliary, 3 Main Street, Gore Bay P0P 1H0 or
Manitoulin Health Centre, 2120B, Highway 551, Mindemoya, Ontario P0P 1S0. PLEASE PUT EMERG TOGETHER in the memo line.