Suddenly and unexpectedly, on Saturday, May 20, 2023 of Exeter, at the age of 66. Cherished companion of Linda Wilkinson of Lucan. Fondly remembered by Linda’s children; Tammy and Jeremy Langendyk, Jenn Feltz (Wayne), and Rick Feltz. Loved “Gare Bear” of Alyssa, and Owen Langendyk, and the late Brody (2022), and Mckyla Feltz. Loved and forever missed by Lee and Sandra Desjardine and their children Jason and the late Brian (2005) – Gerb’s Godson. Predeceased by his parents Gerben “Gary” and Tjaaktje “Jackie” Land.
Words of Remembrance will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 456 Main Street South, EXETER on Saturday, May 27th at 2 PM, with a celebration of Gerb’s life to follow. Please dress casually. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Crohn’s and Colitis Canada would be appreciated by the family.
Ride free Gerb, ride free
My goodness Linda, I was shocked and saddened to read of Gerb’s passing! As many have stated, and you knew full well, what a wonderful & fun man he was! I hope you can embrace your happiest memories to get you through the times of grief.
Dann William McNaughton
Linda and Family I am very sorry for your loss , he will be missed .
We were very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a kind and caring man. May your memories of happy times together comfort you at the sad time.
Pat and Bob
Aunt Linda …
So very saddened for you for the loss of Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.
Keith & Brenda Howell
Rose and Keith Brittain
Our sincere condolences to all left behind, what a great guy he was for sure, I worked with him for a few years at General Homes in Hensall. Always had a friendly smile and a grey personality.
RIP Gerben 🌹
Linda and family
I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Becky x the Northovers
Gerb you were a big part of our family ,always there to help good times and bad ,you will never be forgotten ,you were the best friend anyone could have ,love the Northovers
Jill & Ralph
To Gary’s family , Sandra & Lee, & friends,
Our thoughts are with all of you, as you mourn the loss of Gary. Wishing you comfort & peace.
Jill & Ralph Geiger
Rob and Linda Salts
Linda and family,
We are so sorry you have suffered this loss.
Our sincere condolences.
Rob and Linda Salts
Jean and Brian, Lucan
With a very heavy heart we will miss Gary. Some people come into our lives to make us smile and that is the goodness we remember and take with us in life. That is their gift to all of us. Thank you Gary.
Ride in the wind~~~~
Sending my deepest sympathy to Gerb’s family, and Lee, sandra, Jason. I met Gerb thru sandra , and what a sweetheart .RIP Gerb. He’s with his very missed godson, Brian. Hold on to memories. Big hugs.
To Linda and Family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of Gary. He surely was friends with everyone and always made you smile. We really enjoyed his company at the coffee shop each night. He will be greatly missed by many.
Mickie Struyke-Laurin (Daughter Of Alida)
“Gerb” was a kind and caring soul. He made visits after his Mom passed to see my Mom bringing flowers , cards and gifts on special occasions. I am sure her Dutch accent brought him some reminder of his Mom.
You were a friend to many and my Mom was so happy to know Gerb had his lovely companion “Linda” and her children in his life.
Rest in Peace Good man and say hi to my Mom for me. ❤️
Deepest sympathy for your loss. You will have great memories of times shared.
My sincere condolences. Had a lot of laughs over the years with Gary! RIP Gerb!!
Debbie Glavin & Rod Morrison
Linda so very sorry for your loss of Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. xoxoxo
Linda & family & All of Gary’s Friends
So sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. He was a down to earth friendly guy. Always had time to talk. Just taken too soon. All of you will have many memories to share now & in the future. May Gary Rest In Peace.
Brad Brintnell – Kelowna – So shocked. I go back a lot of years with my friend Gary. So many memories from when we were teenagers & over the yrs. Never Forgotten.
Our thoughts are with All of You feeling Gary’s Loss.
Margaret Brintnell & Brad Wright
Dave and Joanne Walzack
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Linda & Family,
Gary was one of the first people to welcome my boys & I into our neighbourhood about 12 years ago. I enjoyed hearing stories of his younger years and about his parents. He in turn enjoyed hearing how the boys were doing at school & hockey. He gave my oldest son his first job cutting his grass & from there the torch was passed to my youngest son. My youngest son had some good conversations with Gary this past month & came running home a couple of weeks ago so excited because Gary had given him a $5 raise. We will miss Gary so much. I am very sorry for your loss yet so very happy that he found you when he did. He had such a big heart & it warms my heart knowing he had someone to share it with.
RIP Gerb you were always a straigt shooter and loved to laugh.
George and Sue Wilson
Linda and family, Gary’s family, heartfelt condolences on Gary’s passing. He was a friendly man. He had a big laugh and smile. Cherish your precious memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carleen and Norm Lane
So sorry to hear about Gerbs passing. He was a good friend to many people. I will miss hearing his infectious laugh. Now he can ride every day all day, his tank will always be full and the weather beautiful. R I P friend
Linda, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time,
Paul and Muriel
Vicki Schroeder-Ducharme & Mike Ducharme
Another one gone too soon!!! He will be missed for sure…
Bob & Cathy Moore
Linda & Family, sorry for your loss. Prayers & thoughts are with you at this time of sadness!
So sorry for your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Luitje And Marg Kapp
Alex and Debbie Hyde
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Cherish the memories and the blessings Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Linda & Family
My condolences to each of you at this sad time. Treasure the Memories that each of you have of him. Thinking of you all, hugs.
I’m so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing we had many conversations in tge past. He was one of the good ones. May he R.I.P.
Dave Frayne and Cathy Cade
To Gary’s family and friends
Sorry to learn of Gary’s passing. RIP
Linda and family, so sorry for your loss. It was just in March that Gerb had sent me condolences on the loss of my husband Cam. He said they use to go riding together when they were young. I met Gerb years ago and the first thing I notice was his laugh which I would call a giggle. It just made you want to make him laugh more. I haven’t seen him in years but that wouldn’t of matter because you would just start talking like you seen him yesterday and wait for the laugh.
My heart aches for you and your family and even though I have just gone through this I don’t really have any words of advise other then you will find a reason to get out of bed each morning then tell yourself you got this. Stay strong
Take care Bonnie Ziler
Oh Gerb. He could you pass away!
Rest In Peace Gary!
Condolences to your family and friends.
Linda. I’m so so sorry for your loss. Gerb was a good friend of mine as you well know. I shall miss him dearly. His laugh. His jokes and big smile.
And to you Gerb who would only understand……
“Whatcha do in”
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gerb my thoughts and prayers are with you
John & Ruth Timmermans
Our condolences to Gary’s family and friends
Gonna miss you old buddy. Still waiting for my flowers. I’ll don a stupid send jersey for time to time 🤦♂️
Karen & Randy Stanlake
Accept our sincerest condolences. Gone to soon. I remember growing up in the north end with Gary. Was a great guy.
Ray & Sue Heffernan
Linda & Family, we are heartbroken to hear of Gary’s passing, such a nice guy. Our Thoughts and Prayers are you at this very difficult time .
Ray & Sue
Gary and Linda Hayter
Linda We are so sorry to hear of Gary,s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Keep all the good memories you had together, it will help you get through this tough time.
We are saddened to hear of Gerbs passing .Mark worked with Gerb at Sun North in Seaforth .. after they both retired they still kept in touch R.I.P. Gerb . With Sympathy Mark&Kathy Smith.
Linda and family
Sorry to hear of Gerbs passing. He was a great guy and he will be missed
Glenn & Sharleen Phillips
Linda & Family
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Your family has been through so much.Cherish the memories and great times.
So sorry to read of your great loss. Hugs and prayers
My thoughts and prayers to all. Gerb was a great friend to all that knew him always there to lend a hand any way he could. Te will be missed by all that knew him. Thanks for being my friend.
Thoughts and prayers are with all Gary’s family and friends. Was always nice when our paths crossed we would have a good conversation.