Berdan, Ronald Eugene Claire of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, May 15th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, in his 85th year. Dearly loved husband of Jane (McCarthy) Berdan and loved father of Lisa Miknev (Rimas) of St. Thomas, Richard Berdan (Wendy) of Windsor and Eric Berdan (Sandy) of St. Thomas. Much loved grandfather of Vince, Erica, Nicholas, Amanda, Steven and Shannon. Dear brother of Joan Small of St. Thomas and the late Emery Berdan. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ron was born in St. Thomas on December 22, 1929, the son of the late Emery and Irene (Brush) Berdan. He was retired from the railroad. He was a life member of Talbot Lodge #59, A.F. and A.M. , a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite, a member of the Shriner Hillbilly Clan #59 and the Hi-Ro Shrine Club.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday at 6:45 p.m. by Officers and members of Talbot Lodge #546 A.F. and A.M. Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Canadian Diabetes Association.