Gerrit Vanderbeld of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of 65 years to Mary (Winters).  Father of sons Frank (Jane) of Corunna, Steve (Maria) of Camlachie and Evert (fiancée Nancy McNabb) of Sarnia. Grandfather of Steve Jr. (Jodie) Vanderbeld of Corunna, Shelley (Mark) Pretty of Sarnia, Barb (Fern) Gauthier of Kingston and Jim (friend Dana Schock) of St. Thomas.  Great-grandfather of Ben and Ashley Vanderbeld, Alex and Natalie Pretty and Jaidyn Gauthier.  Survived by sisters Hennie and Gertie Winters of Strathroy and brother John of Dunnville.  Predeceased by brother Evert (2001). The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Buckton and the Complex Continuing Care staff and nursing students for their compassionate care and kindness shown to our husband and father. Family and friends will be received from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 6, 2012, at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church (corner of Exmouth and Pontiac), directly followed by the funeral service with Pastor Craig Hoekema officiating.  Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish can send memorial donations to V.O.N., Sarnia Christian School, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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