June 27, 1931- January 1, 2018
Peacefully at his home at Seasons Strathroy, on January 1st, 2018, surrounded by his family, he joined his darling wife Corrie who passed away only four days prior. His gratitude for all of life’s gifts was with him to the very end. He was in his 87th year. Gerry was born in Schipluiden, Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1950 at the age of 18 to scout out a new life after the war. He is the beloved ‘hubby’ of the late Corrie (Al) Duynisveld (December 28, 2017). The two of them established a thriving farm business together outside of Ilderton and began a large family of their own. Cherished dad of Leonard and Harriet Duynisveld of Ilderton, Helen and Jim Christie of Tara, Margaret and Peter Brain of Grand Bend, Mary Ann Duynisveld and Peter McMullen of Sudbury, Gene Jones of Sault Ste. Marie, and Connie Fuller of London. Teasing Opa of Krista (Craig) Hulshof, Janice (Paul) Duynisveld, Anthony Duynisveld, Jerry (Julia) Duynisveld; Jennifer, Mike (Jenn), and Trevor Christie; Duncan, and Martha Brain; Logan Jones; Corben, Gradon, and Jack Fuller. Great grandpa of Leah, Kamryn, Alivia, Aria, Theo and John Luke. Dear brother of Lenie and John Roks, Cathy Flegel, Bill and Elsie Duynisveld, Len and Linda Duynisveld, and Joe Swinkels. Predeceased by his parents Leendert and Catharina Duynisveld, siblings Paul and Truus Duynisveld, Corrie and John Vandeloo, Kees and Bernice Duynisveld, Bill Flegel, and Margaret Swinkels. Dear brother-in-law of John Al, Tiny Wessels, Helen and John Ryan, Bart Al, Hank and Cheryl Al, Joe and Jaquie Al, Tony and Vera Al and brother-in-law of Elaine Al, Margaret Al, and Sharon Wingenbach. Predeceased by Cornelius and Corrie Al, Chris Al, Anna and Jerome Dietrich, Leo Al, Nick Al, and Peter Al, brother-in-law Anton Wessels, and sister-in-law Lenore Al. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Paramed and Seasons for all their support and kindness this past year.
Friends and relatives may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, January 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 3:45 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Saturday, January 6, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.
If family/friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, St. Patrick Church or a charity of their choice.DUYNISVELD: Gerardus “Gerry” of Ilderton