Obituary of Caroline Berger
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Caroline ("Carol") Berger (nee Webb) on April 24, 2023.
Carol was born to Doris and Charles Webb on April 4, 1937, in Dartford, England. In 1960, her sister, Dorinda, invited Carol to visit her in Canada. The six-month trip became permanent when Carol accepted a tennis date with a young Austrian Engineer named Hal Berger. He lost the match but won her heart. Carol brought the love, fun, and bustle of a big family into Hal's life. They raised their four children in a home where the family was first, with holidays at the seaside, weekends at the lake, and the occasional trips back to England and Austria. In all these family adventures, Carol would encourage everyone to join her in swimming no matter how cold the water was, with the assurance that "It's lovely with the sun on your face!".
Carol passionately created gardens everywhere she lived and shared her plants generously with friends and family. She took on the role of family historian as she photographed and videoed enthusiastically. As her children grew up, Carol took her artistic leanings to the next level and enrolled in the fine arts program at Brock University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999.
Carol loved to gather the family for celebrations. Christmas became a three-day affair in Carol's hands, and the Easter Egg hunts in her garden were legendary to her grandchildren and the children of her beloved neighbours, Michele and Marshall Mullin. Anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgivings and any other event were worthy moments to gather together to tell stories, laugh, play cards and eat well.
For Carol, Family was always worth the effort. She deeply loved and was loved by her family: Her children, Elizabeth, Patrick, Suzanne and Robert; her daughters-in-law, Katherine and Annette; her son-in-law, Sarosh; and her grandchildren, Max, Sam, Connor, Nicholas, Christopher, Lilly, Stephanie, Isaak, Elena and Gianna.
Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, May 6, at Benner Funeral Services 1105 Benner Ave Fort Erie. Friends and family will visit from 1:30 until the time of words of remembrance in the Chapel at 2:30. In place of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. https://mooddisorders.ca/donate-now