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Sainta Berry

Sainta Berry 95, of Rainycrest Long-Term Care, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. She was born Sainta Bolzan on Nov. 1, 1916 in Fort Frances to the late Oswald and Eliza Bolzan. She grew up in Fort Frances and attended St. Mary’s School. Sainta was courted by, and then married, her sweetheart, Ronald Berry, on Feb. 15, 1936 and they enjoyed 63 wonderful years together, including 50 of them at their summer home on Rainy Lake, where she loved to cook for large family gatherings, garden, fish, and play cards. Sainta worked at various jobs, but her favourite job was wherever she could interact with customers and friends. Gardening was her hobby, but cooking was her favourite pastime and she won several awards for her baking. She also loved playing cards at the Sister Kennedy Centre and always brought baked treats for everyone to enjoy. Though she gave away her recipes, she must have left items out because they never tasted the same as when she made it. She is survived by her son, Edward (Ted) Berry of Fort Frances, Ont., and daughter, Sheila and husband, Howard Fanjoy, of Espanola, Ont.; grandchildren, Brian, Lisa, Greg, Julie, David, Susan, Douglas, and Tricia; and great-grandchildren, T.J., Meagan, Jillian, Celia, Ryan, Katelyn, Jacksen, and Lucas. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Joyce Toninato and Rose May Bolzan; brother-in-law, Walter Christiansen; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Oswald and Eliza Bolzan; step-father, Giovanni Toninato; husband, Ronald; daughter-in-law, Barbara; great-granddaughter, Michele; brothers, Jim, Tony, Joe, Willy, Raymond, Mario, and Patrick; and sisters, Elvira, Ada, Nettie, Maria, and Patrice. Sainta was the last of the Bolzan and Toninato siblings.There will be no service at this time. Cremation has taken place and a family service will take place at a later date. A memorial mass will be offered. In memoriam donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Riverside Foundation for Health Care c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8. Online condolences may be offered at

Rest in Peace Nana