The funeral will be live-streamed on Monday December 4th, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at:


January 17th, 1923- December 1st, 2023


Beryl Adeline Moraff Chernin, 100 years young has finally left the building.


Loved so many and was loved in return.

Born in Sydney Nova Scotia, Beryl loved her home and eventually married Sol, the love of her life and  had together 53 years of wedded bliss. She had four daughters, Cayle z”l, Franklynn, Barbara and Nancy whom she loved deeply providing them with a strong moral code and a deep desire to do good in the community. Beryl became the glue for many Maritimers when she arrived in Toronto in 1959. Becoming an honourary mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to many in her lifetime was another part of her legacy. Through marriages and divorces, she never lost sight of end goal which was to be together and move forward.

Beryl was described by her cousin Gail as a ‘mother’ to all Maritimers and cousins who came from Sydney and surrounding areas. She said “ Beryl was really like the glue that held everybody together here”. you know. She loved dining out for lunch and throughout the  years held many holiday and family parties at 7 Glencedar still fondly remembered.  Many have said what they liked most about Beryl  was that she was so welcoming and created a sense of unity’

A bridge player with Monday Bridge Girls for about 50 years, she loved the game and the friends she made forever .She will be particularly remembered for her spirit even in dementia in her later years –known as a great winker, hand holder and joker. The new Beryl ran the show but the old Beryl was still very much there inside. She could always remember to say ‘I love you’ when there was someone present who she felt that about.

Happy places for Beryl – University of Toronto when she went back to school in her 50’s, Docent at Koffler Centre guiding children through the art exhibits, the library at Baycrest, George Brown Seniors Lectures and choir and art group at Holy Blossom Temple.  She was a good friend and when she lost some of hers to dementia, she never gave up on them giving them affection to the end.

Family member through marriage named John described her as being very welcoming to others and that was a big part of her nature. She always wanted to let people know that they were valued and special. She had a particular desire to do good with others less fortunate than herself.

She was an original who never forgot where she was from and where she was going to.


On the bulletin board in the kitchen for ten years – Beryl wanted it read at her funeral service.

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little—but not too long

And not with your head bowed low

Remember the love that we once shared

Miss me but let me go


That was who she was and how she felt about the end.