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BERDAN: Kirby of Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On August 27, 2017 @ 11:29 AM In Exeter,Obituary | 36 Comments

BERDAN: Kirby of Exeter

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, August 26, 2017 of Exeter in his 60th year.  Beloved husband of Clara (Berridge) (Benson) Berdan.  Dear step-father of Jamie Benson and Laurie of Ottawa, and Jackie Benson of Saskatoon.  Dear step-grandfather of Branden, Jordan and Maddison; and April.  Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Gladys (Alexander) Berdan.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday evening from 7-9 PM, and again one hour prior to the service which will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at 11 AM.  Interment Exeter Cemetery. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. 


Condolences for the family of “BERDAN: Kirby of Exeter”

Condolence from Stephenie Richards on August 27th, 2017 3:26 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Kirby. Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Eugene and Linda Webber on August 27th, 2017 3:35 PM

Clara and family:
Sorry to hear of Kirby’s passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
With sympathy Eugene and Linda Webber

Condolence from Bonnie Blais on August 27th, 2017 6:37 PM

so sorry for you loss Kirby will be missed

Condolence from Kathy Kirk on August 27th, 2017 7:02 PM

Sorry for your loss, Clara

Condolence from Ekaine Baynham on August 27th, 2017 7:52 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Clara and Family We have had a sixty year friendship with the Berdans and we will miss Kirby. He put up the Good Fight for five years with the love and support of a wonderful wife. Rest in Peace, Kirby. Elaine Baynham and Family, Steve, Kim and Jessica and Bonnie and Scott

Condolence from Dave Frayne on August 27th, 2017 8:33 PM

To Clara and family:
Sorry to learn about Kirby.
My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Susan MacDonald on August 27th, 2017 8:42 PM

Clara, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Allan & Susan MacDonald

Condolence from Mike Blois Sr. on August 27th, 2017 8:58 PM

My thoughts and Prayers are with you Clara and the family. Kirby was a much loved man. God Bless you

Condolence from Brenda Farr on August 27th, 2017 8:59 PM

My condoliences to the family. Kirby was a great friend to many of us at Seaforth Creamery. We will miss his great smile , sense of humor. May you Rip my friend.

Condolence from Frank Paquette on August 27th, 2017 9:02 PM

My condolences to the friends and famely! :(

Condolence from Debbie Berdan Johnson on August 27th, 2017 9:30 PM

Prayers are with all at this time of sorrow Memories will sustain us in the days ahead and God will comfort our hearts . Kirby will be missed. Rest in peace.

Condolence from James Shanklin on August 27th, 2017 10:05 PM

Great man to work with, I remember he always dreamed about one day going on a cruise on the Queen Marie ll. Take care Sir!

Condolence from Jack jr on August 27th, 2017 10:05 PM

So sorry Clara, we will miss Kirby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Kirby love you

Condolence from Tim Deelstra on August 27th, 2017 10:20 PM

My deepest condolences to Clara and all the family. I always appreciated working with Kirby, he was a straightforward person who worked hard. He’ll be missed.

Condolence from Brenda Parsons on August 27th, 2017 10:55 PM

So sorry to hear of Kirby’s passing. we spent many evenings giggling while he worked for me tending bar… may you be blessed knowing how much he loved his family..

Condolence from Liz Vandewaal on August 28th, 2017 7:35 AM

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Kirby was such fun to work with.. He will be missed. My condolences to you and the family.. Liz

Condolence from Rose Noble on August 28th, 2017 7:44 AM

Kirby always had a smile with a twinkle in his eyes… He is remembered very fondly by many. Rest easy big guy! So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Dan Heywood on August 28th, 2017 9:09 AM

My condolences to Kirbys family. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Condolence from Tony Mattucci on August 28th, 2017 9:15 AM

Clara, in our journey though life we meet some very special people and for me Kirby Berdan was one of those people. I have known Kirby for many years from when he coached the Dunlop hockey team to working with Kirby at ED Smith. Kirby’s dedication and work ethic was unmatched by any I have worked with past or present. Kirby always had a sharp wit and a passion for whatever he was involved in weather it was work, hockey or especially family. I will truly miss Kirby.

Condolence from Jesse & Niki Ladd on August 28th, 2017 9:54 AM

Our deepest condolences from our family to yours. Kirby was a great person to work with. He will always be remembered for having a great smile and an infectious laugh! Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Muriel Dalrymple on August 28th, 2017 10:53 AM

Sorry for your loss,Clara….he was a happy, nice man…..Always had a big smile when he came to see us at the bank……Muriel

Condolence from Barb Hartman on August 28th, 2017 11:08 AM

Clara and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Kirby was a wonderful guy.

Condolence from Jo-Anne Hodgins on August 28th, 2017 11:09 AM

I first met Kirby when I led Exeter’s Playground Program, this was over 50 years ago, Kirby was probably 9, I was in my 14th year. What a delightful child he was! Fun. Bright. Full of boundless energy. Whenever we have met on the streets of Exeter through the years, Kirby and I would reminisce of those golden summer days.
Rest well Kirby. You have brought joy and love to all who have had the blessing of crossing your path.
Most Sincerely,
Jo-Anne Dinney Hodgins

Condolence from mike higgins on August 28th, 2017 11:11 AM

It seems like so long ago since I last ran into Kirby, we grew up together, he was a very kind and gentle man,
Mike higgins

Condolence from Colleen Ungarian on August 28th, 2017 11:57 AM

So sorry to hear of Kirby’s passing. Always remember him at the Creamery for his smile and his contagious laugh. Hold all his laughter and the loving memories of hjm in your heart

Condolence from Sandy & Brian Fields on August 28th, 2017 12:26 PM

Clara and Family,

Our Deepest Condolences Kirby was a kind and gentle man always with a smile he was complete with your love and support Clara. Thoughts and prayers for strength for the days ahead big hugs.

Condolence from cheryl blatchford on August 28th, 2017 1:07 PM

Clara & Family

sorry for loss

wowits beena whilesincewehaveseen each other

cheryl blatchford

Condolence from Tabatha Simonsen on August 28th, 2017 8:52 PM

Sorry for your loss Clara and family. Kirby was an amazing man. It was a honour to know him.

Condolence from Brenda Vanderwiel on August 29th, 2017 1:34 AM

My deepest sympathy to Clara and family,
I am deeply saddened with the loss of Kirby. He was one of my best friends as a child and he grew to become a very loving man with a beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humour . May you cherish the good times you had together.
May God be with you

Condolence from Brenda Palsa on August 29th, 2017 10:36 AM

Clara and family- my heart is sad – I will never forget the times when my brothers and I were babysat by him and now the blessing and opportunity to care for him through his journey. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for having faith in my students who were so blessed and loved caring for him. He made a huge impression on them that they will take with them always- I’m away now and so sorry I can’t attend but you are in my thoughts ❤️

Condolence from John and Wendi Schwindt on August 29th, 2017 10:43 AM

Dear Clara…we were so very sorry to hear about Kirby’s passing. A quiet and kind man and a good neighbour and son…you will miss him. Thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to come.

Condolence from Dianne Skinner on August 29th, 2017 7:19 PM

To Clara and family: So sorry for the loss of Kirby you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Condolence from pat slaght on August 29th, 2017 7:37 PM

we are very sorry to hear of our cousins passing evamay pat send all prayers and love for all the berdan family
and especially clare love always cousins

Condolence from Tina G on August 30th, 2017 3:32 AM

Very sorry to hear this news. When my Daughter told me to was expecting her first baby. The name had to Begin with ” K” I dubbed my grand baby “Kirby”. My daughter said where did you get that name? I replied the only one I knew was a guy I worked with. Gentle soul made you smile. Loved to laugh. And had a heart of gold. Condolences xo. R.I.P KMAN

Condolence from George and Sue Wilson on September 2nd, 2017 9:01 AM

Clara and family, we are very sorry on Kirby’s passing. He was a friendly man, always smiling. Cherish your happy memories. Hugs and prayers,George and Sue Wilson

Condolence from Rebecca Cambridge on August 21st, 2021 5:54 AM

I woke up this morning thinking about cousin Kirby and how much extended family has been missed, especially over the last few years with COVID.

I will always remember how much fun Kirby was to interact with. He was always jovial and laughing when we would see him at birthdays and family events, reunions, and family picnics. As kids we loved his jokes and laughter.

It’s hard to believe four years has already come and gone. As we near the anniversary of his passing, know that his memory lives on.

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