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Gerrit DeJong

Gerrit DeJong

Sunday, July 11th, 1926 - Friday, May 28th, 2021
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Peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Carveth Care Centre, Gananoque, at the age of 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Agnes (DeJager) DeJong and cherished loving father of Jill (Ken), Theresa (Joe) and Carla. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Erin (Justin), Melissa, Kenneth (Jacqueline), Amanda (Sara-Jean), Richard (Anna) and Luke; by his great grandchildren Jack, Noah, Riker and Jace; by his brothers Arie and Teun and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Willem and Teuntje DeJong and by his siblings William, Aagji, Zwaantji, Art and Hans from Holland. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Carveth Care Centre for their wonderful care, love and support during Gerrit's time there.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 12-2 pm.

A private funeral will be held followed by interment at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    Address
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    Address
    2451 County Road 15
    (Maitland Road) P.O. Box 44
    Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0
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Donations are being accepted for: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF ONTARIO.

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WJ

Wilbert de Jong

Posted at 05:20am
In 2009 I visited my uncle Gerrit for the first time. A memorable visit just after my fathers passing. Uncle Gerrit was still in good shape and drove me with his Chrysler van to the wide surrounding of Brockville where he earlier that year had moved from Mallorytown. He was keen and a real Canadian, ad rem in communications with fellow Canadians. In 2016 I visited him again on the occasion of his 90th anniversary. He was still the same shape albeit less mobile. A problem which he, as problems with hearing, shared with other siblings of age. In character I recognized a spirit, and posture, of the Stigter family of his mother Teuntje and he proved, by developing that much activities during his adult life. Undoubtedly his decision in 1951 to emigrate from the Netherlands was invoked, among other factors, by his exploring attitude. Both in 2009 and in 2016 I was warmly welcomed and I cherish the memories. I hereby convey my condolences and blessings tot my cousins Jill, Theresa and Carla and other relatives of my family I met in 2009 and 2016.
ES

Elizabeth Streight

Posted at 01:10pm
We would like to extend our condolences to Gerry's family. He was a wonderful companion to our mother for the last number of years and he will be missed.
On behalf of Gerda and her family, you have our deepest sympathies, Treasure your memories and he will live on in your hearts.

Elizabeth Streight
KM

Kathy Massey

Posted at 10:08am
My condolences go out to you Jill and your families...
Kathy Massey
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