Geert “Gerry” Bakker, age 91, died at Bluewater Health Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born July 19, 1923, in Hindeloopen, Friesland, The Netherlands, he immigrated to Canada with his wife, Elly, in July, 1951. He worked for Prestolite as an Accountant in Sarnia, and Cambridge, Ontario until retiring in 1988. Gerry was a longtime member of the Christian Reformed Church, the Sarnia Road Runners, and the Sarnia Yacht Club. Survivors include his sons Donald (Cora) Bakker and Peter (Barb) Bakker, his grandchildren Gerard (Michiko), Donnie (Terra), Adrian (Katelyn), Elena (Liam), Perry, Robbie, Julia, and Jarred, his great-grandchildren Hugo, Taisei, Arjen, and Fiala, sisters-in-law Wiep Tjoelker and Jane Benedictus, and several nieces and nephews. Gerry was preceded in death by his wife, Elly. A family graveside gathering will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to Food Banks Canada, or to Sarnia’s Inn of the Good Shepherd. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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