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Gerry Van Der Gulik

July 24, 1934 - June 30, 2019


On Sunday, June 30, 2019, Gerry passed away at Penticton Hospital at the age of 84 years.

Gerry will be dearly missed by his Loving wife, Annie of 59 years, and his 3 children. Daughter, Anita (Ben), Sons, Perry (Leona) and Mike (Janel), his 8 grandchildren and one great grandson.

Gerry was born in Hoogkarspel, Netherlands. He grew up in the war years in a family of 12 children. He knew what hard times were. He was a truck driver in Holland and always loved to be behind the wheel. He met his wife Annie in Holland and in the spring of 1960 they married and immigrated to Canada. Gerry was the first in his family to immigrate. He became a Carpenter/Contractor when he came to Canada. He lived in Coquitlam for the first 35 years before moving to Osoyoos in 1995. Gerry loved the sun and warm weather. He loved hunting, 4 wheel driving, skiing, hiking, camping, boating, anything with adventure. He was a hard working husband and father, but liked to take time for his family to travel and have outings on Sundays. Gerry and Annie were snowbirds and traveled to the warm sunshine every winter for his retirement years. First to the Baja and then to Holtville, California, where they met and had a large group of good friends.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Anne’s Catholic Parish in Osoyoos. Interment will be on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Anne’s Parish or the
B. C. Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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From: Ron and Marieke Bleeker
Relation: he was my uncle

Dear family,

Yesterday (5-7) we heard the sad news that Ome Gerard has passed away.
Condoleances for everyone of you , and specially for you Tante Annie.
I was lucky to meet Ome Gerard a few times over all these years.
The first time I remember was 1976 or 1977 when you were over for the summer holiday with the whole family.
In 1985 I was in BC with Peter Snijders, we slept in the motorhome and had a great ride over the Coquihilla road with Ome Gerard, and nice time in Tulameen, on the beach, boat and in the cabin.
Later you visited Holland and our parents several times, you had a lot common so that was always “gezellig” . Ome Gerard, and my father always had in mind to go north in BC to watch the bears and wilderness , unfortunally that didn’t happen.
In 2011 we had the luck to stay at Perry and Leona and also we could sleep First Class on the driveway at Lakeshore Drive , that was great, also the boattrip we made with Ome Gerard and the bike ride.
Last years when you were over, we always had a good contact. Thanks for that, our heart is with you.
I hope you can say goodbye in a proper way with all of you, and wish you strength.

Although we can not be with you, you must know that we think of you.

Marieke and Ron
Sabine, Suzanne and Natasja

From: Steve Pinney and Linda Sitler
Relation: Friends of Cor and Pamela

Our thoughts are with Cor, Pamela, and all the family on this day.

From: Paul Heilig
Relation: Friends of the family in the Seventies before moving to California

Condolences from Hennie Heilig in Draper, Utah. Hennie would like to reconnect with Annie

Service Schedule

  Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
July 13, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Anne's Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church followed by a reception in the church lower hall.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Anne’s Parish or the B.C. Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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