May 31, 1930 – December 8, 2020

We are extraordinarily grateful for the exceptional life of Dr. Henry Berry, which ended peacefully at his home in
Toronto on December 8th, 2020, in his 91th year, following a brief illness.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, he graduated from the University of Toronto with his Medical Doctorate in 1954,
became a Neurology Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and was elected to 
the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK. He rose to be the Neurologist-in-Chief and the Director of 
the Department of Neurophysiology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Later in his career he transitioned 
to private practice medical legal work, and lectured and published extensively on medical legal topics. 
He enjoyed his work very much, and wrote his final medical report just two weeks before his death.

Henry had a tremendous intellect. He had a love for reading, particularly philosophy, literature, history, 
and ‘the world of ideas’ as he called it. He was a skilled craftsman and loved metalwork and woodwork, skills 
he used to make machine parts for his antique car collection. To all who knew him he was generous beyond 
bounds,and had a sense of humour and an optimism that brought joy to each interaction.

He leaves behind two daughters: Estelle Berry of Toronto and Natalia Berry (Eric Twerdahl) of Washington, DC,
and three grandchildren (Kira, Henry and Edward). He was celebrated with a private service at The Cathedral 
Church of St. James in Toronto on Saturday December 12th, 2020. If desired, donations may be made to St. 
Michael’s Hospital,Toronto or the Toronto Humane Society. Online condolences may be made through



Private Service

Private Service


Private Cremation

Private Cremation


December 29, 2020
Dr. Berry, sometimes "Dr.B" the regular plain old office folk would call him, was made one of a kind. He kept his heart close to his chest, one could say. May the road rise up to meet him and God hold him in his hand.
December 13, 2020
Bev Syrnyk & Bill Heaney
Natalia & family, Our thoughts are with you at this time in the loss of your father. Take care.