Marlatt Funeral Home, Swackhamer Chapel

195 King Street West, Dundas, ON


Filippus (Phil) Berwald

May 7, 1933September 13, 2019

Passed away after a lengthy battle with liver cancer at Juravinski Hospital on Friday, September 13, 2019 in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Grace for 62 years. Survived by his daughter Alice, sons Douglas (Jane) and Albert (Cyndy), grandchildren Christine, Grace and Rachel, and numerous great-grandchildren. He emigrated from Holland with Grace in 1957, youngest of 9 children, he is survived by brother Rein in Holland.

Phil was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada for 17 years, Scouts Canada for 23 years, and the Canadian Legion for over 50 years. He also volunteered for many years, including volunteering at Elliott Lake Hospital for 20 years.

Visitation will be held at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME “SWACKHAMER CHAPEL”, 195 King Street West, Dundas, on Wednesday, September 18th from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Marlatt Dundas Chapel on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2019


Filippus (Phil) Berwald

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Jack C Nikerk

September 18, 2019

My and my wives' memories of uncle Flip are those of talking of old Rotterdam. The town in the Netherlands where he was born.
When I discussen with him of old situation he lightened up.
That was great to see.
I also have fond memories about the way he all the family hosted me. I've had a great time, in their house in Dundas but also in a cottage at Rice Lake.
And in this way we like to remember him

Sjaak and Ingrid Nikerk
Waskemeer, Frisia