Gerbrig "Gail" Rutgers (Bakker)

Tuesday, October 16th, 1928 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Gerbrig (Gail) Rutgers, at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of Willem and dear mother of Shirley Schmidt (Rick), Fenna Zylstra (Bill) and Rita Deines (Brian). Also survived by eleven grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Harry (Linda survives) and by a sister Hendrikje Verburg. Predeceased by two brothers Abe and Rintge Bakker.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6-8 pm. A ceremony celebrating Gerbrig's life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10 am at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church,117 Windsor Drive, Brockville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heritage Community Christian School or Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Condolences may be placed on the memory wall above and donations can be made by using the link below or by visiting
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 10:00am
    Bethel Christian Reformed Church
    117 Windsor Drive
    Brockville, ON K6V 3H7
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  • Interment

    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    (Maitland Road) P.O. Box 44
    Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0
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Donations are being accepted for: HERITAGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.


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Jane aker

Posted at 10:59am
Dear Bill & Family,
My deepest sympathies at the passing of Gail. She was an amazingly sweet & joyful person. I enjoyed hearing her laugh & crow like a rooster many times. God needed another Angel& he chose Gail.

Jane Baker -Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville

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Posted at 04:47pm
Rest in peace. Will always remember your laugh.
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Linda Rutgers

Posted at 04:38pm
I will never forget how amazing Mum was with just about everything. She could cook for many and make it look easy. She could make a room light up with just a smile and she made me feel like a daughter rather than a daughter in law.
I will never forget that love, support, and cherished memories of trips and weekend stays. You will be missed, Mum.
My love and prayers to you all during this very hard time.
Much love Linda

Much love Linda

Posted at 03:27pm
I will forever be grateful that I had you in my life. You were an amazing mother in law who gave me so much love . I will miss you so much
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Janet Jacklyn

Posted at 02:36pm
With loving memories of "Gerbrig "Gail" Rutgers", Tante Gep Love The Bakkers
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