Valentin "Wally" Berdin

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BERDIN, Valentin “Wally”

Wally was born January 30, 1937 in Yugoslavia and passed away September 18, 2021 in Lindsay, Ontario.  He was the loving husband of Monica who predeceased him in 2019.  Wally will be missed by his sons Randy and Jeff (Shelly) and his grandchildren Allison and Cameron Berdin.  His siblings Helen, Maria, Rosa, Klara, Angela, Steve and their families in Europe are also left to mourn his passing.  Wally was also predeceased by his sister Anna.

Wally arrived in Canada in 1957 as a young man with only a suitcase and dreams of building a better life.  Wally and Monica worked hard to achieve their dream of building their lakefront retirement home in Bobcaygeon where they enjoyed many happy years.  Wally was most content being at home in Bobcaygeon with Monica, with a daily walk to the Tim Horton’s for coffee, stopping to chat with neighbours along the way and visiting the library in town to check out the latest how-to or bestseller.  Opi was a proud grandfather and enjoyed following along with Allie’s schooling and attending many of Cam’s hockey games.  We will miss Opi’s laugh & quick wit but are comforted that he is now reunited with Omi. 

Friends and relatives will be received on Friday September 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon.  A funeral service will follow at 1:30 PM in the chapel.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, you are asked to reserve a time to attend the visitation and service by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com. Masks must be worn while in attendance at the funeral home.  Interment Verulam Cemetery, Bobcaygeon.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society and may be made by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-738-3222.