Peacefully on Thursday October 4, 2012 at Extendicare in Port Hope, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Lutske “Lucy” Van Der Ploeg (nee De Graaf). Loving father of Florence (the late Peter Jesshope), Danny (Shirley), Jerry (Janet), Dick (Melissa), Frank, Jane (Jim Deagle), Mary (Brian Flaherty), and his special family Ron, Kees and Sappy. Dearly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Beloved son of the late Jantje (nee Haayema) and Douwe Van Der Ploeg. Predeceased by his brother Dirk, and his sisters Dorothy and Coba. Visitation will take place at MacCoubrey Funeral Home (30 King St. E., Cobourg) on Tuesday October 9, 2012 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service for Geert will be held at Grace Christian Reformed Church, on Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 1 pm, with visitation taking place one hour prior, from 12 – 1 pm. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.