Dawn Elizabeth Van Berkel (nee Kyles)

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, daughter, sister, auntie and friend on December 29, 2014.

Dawn was much loved wife and best friend to Chris for over 24 years; beloved daughter of Rod and Isabel Kyles from Salmon Arm, B.C., cherished sister to Stephen Kyles from Salmon Arm, and Robbie (Linda) Kyles of Slave Lake, Alberta. Dawn was the world’s best daughter-in-law to Marilyn and Lawrence van Berkel and remarkable sister (in-law) to Casey van Berkel, Cam van Berkel, Lauralyn (Tom) Lee, Marilyn (Dennis) Lalli and Cherilyn (Brian) van Berkel. Dawn was favourite Auntie to Keith and Kurtis Kyles, Michael, Mark, and Brandi (Mike) Davis; Fayth (Darren) and Larry van Berkel; Shawna (Kris), Christian and Laura Lee; Johnny, Adam and Lauryn van Berkel; Curtis, Mikayla and Colin Lalli and Liam, Owen and Quinn Sponagle. Very special friend to Libby and Caroline, and her many cherished colleagues at Hamilton Health Sciences. Doting mama to her precious kitties, Lucy Goosy and Mr. Lewis.

Dawn will be forever remembered for her beautiful smile, her kindness, her giving nature, generous spirit and for always taking care of the special people in her life.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Emergency department and ICU staff of Juravinski Hospital for their kindness and compassion.

Friends will be received at the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Avenue Dr., Stoney Creek on Thursday from 2-5pm and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10am. Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery.

If so desired, donations in Dawn’s memory can be made to the Abandoned Cats Rescue organization. Notes of sympathy and condolence may be left at donaldvbrown.ca


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