Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 13, 2022 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 72.
Manfred is survived by his two loving daughters, Melanie and Suzanne Berg. He leaves behind his best friend of over 50 years, Teresa Berg (Smith), as well as his loving extended family. He is predeceased by his parents Henry (1952) and Paula Berg (Goetz, 2000).
Manfred was born on November 4, 1950, in Hamilton, ON. He started work on the factory floor of Moyer Diebel at the age of 17 and retired from the Service Department of Champion Moyer Diebel at the age of 65, after 49 years of dedicated service.
He grew up in the small, rural town of Campden, ON. He often looked back on these days with love and nostalgia for the many shenanigans and adventures he and his friends would get up to (https://www.sasquatchcanada.com/ontario-sightings.html).
It is through his various activities and leagues he established important friendships, many of which have lasted his lifetime. He was an avid bowler in his younger days. He started bowling at Parkway Lanes but belonged to various leagues throughout the years. He was dedicated to keeping healthy with COPD through Fitness for Breath, organized by the Lung Health Foundation with the help of The Abilities Centre. As long as his health permitted, he looked forward to his regular Sunday morning breakfasts with a terrific and supportive group of friends. He spent many hours watching sports and rooting for his unfortunate Cleveland Browns.
His family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Niagara Health System (St. Catharines, 2A) for their dedicated care and compassion through his final days.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES INC (905) 682 0474.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Brain Injury Association of Niagara or the Ontario Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by his family.