“Everyday I wake up is a good day”
On Sunday February 28, 2021, surrounded by his family at home, we said goodbye to our gentle giant. Felix lost his valiant fight against pancreatic cancer, at the age of 61. His proudest accomplishment in life, the thing he never wanted to leave was his family. Beloved husband of Christine (Dietrich) Gysemans of 40 years. Proud and loving father of Kyle and his wife Sue Meteer, and Katlin and her husband Greg Sumner. His favourite one of all, his granddaughter Everly. Felix leaves behind best friend Keven Kellett (Deb & Liam). Brother and brother in-law of Alex Gysemans & Patricia Adams, Nancy & John Van Dooren, Irene & Ron Schelfhault, Albert & Alie Gysemans, Rita & Mark Clapton, Paula & Bill Rosser, Frank & Dianne Dietrich, Mary & Craig Corman, Jane Dietrich, and Hugh & Krista Dietrich. Felix will be missed by many nieces & nephews & great nieces and nephews including little buddies Hudson & Ava. Predeceased by parents Frank Gysemans (1983) & Anna (van de Laer) Gysemans (2005), brother John (1977) sister Jackie (2020) and infant brothers Marcel (1952), and Marcel (1953). Also father-in-law Hubert Dietrich (2012) & mother-in-law Joan (Regier) Dietrich (2012).
Felix loved to collect antiques, fish and golf. He was a craftsman and could build anything out of wood with the most beautiful details. Felix was a very hard worker, and through his illness continued to show his strength. He fought so hard during his diagnosis, never giving up and amazed those around him. Felix was a long time employee of North Pole Trim & Supplies Ltd. and leaves behind many friendships from his work.
The family would especially like to thank Mary & Craig, Stacey, Darryl, Laura & families for their help on the property up north; his biggest dream coming true. Felix received tremendous support from his oncology team at London Regional Cancer Clinic as well as the Paramed nurses that supported him through his journey to keep him home with those he loved most.
Keeping with Felix’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211).
Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation – The Baker Centre for Pancreatic Cancer would be appreciated by the family.