Matt  Berends

Matt Berends

Friday, January 10th, 2020
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Berends, Matt
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 10, 2020. Beloved Husband to Colleen. Loving father to Marie-Sjaan (Jason). Adoring Opa to Jackie who he loves so much. He will be deeply missed by brother-in-laws Wayne and Jimmy, sister-in-laws Francine and Maggie, sisters Barbara and Trix, brother Henk and a list of friends too long to list. Pre-deceased by his siblings An, Aad, Dit, Jan, Nel, Wouter, Ernst, Dirk, and Jeannet.
Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 6 - 8 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at St Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (2265 Headon Road, Burlington) on Thursday January 16, 2020 at 11 am. A reception will follow the mass in the church hall. For those who wish, donations in memory of Matt to Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church
    2265 Headon Rd
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  • Reception

    St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church
    2265 Headon Rd
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Kevin Hogg

Posted at 10:36am
On behalf of our family, we wish to offer our condolences to your family.-Kevin, Joe, & Michael Hogg

Jim Crans & Shirley

Posted at 10:37pm
We are so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. Our hearts go out to Colleen & Marie Sjaan& families.Matt so gentle and kind loved Colleen& family with all his heart. We have fond memories of the laughter shared and the dear friendship together.God Bless.

Tori durham

Posted at 01:21pm
Matt was a wonderful, kind and gentle soul. Although, I never really got to know him that well. Every time I saw him at Student theatre , he always made me laugh. I am sure he’s spreading his kind heart in heaven and laughing with the angels. God bless you Marie Sjaan and your family in this time of need.

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