Peacefully, on Saturday, December 15, 2012, a day after his 90th birthday, Gerhard Mensinga went home to be with his Lord and Saviour.  Born in Rotterdam, Holland, The Netherlands on December 14, 1922 was the loving husband of  the late Sylvia (Sjoukje ten Brink) Mensinga (2008). Beloved father of sons; Fred (Jenny) of Vancouver, Sid (Betty) of Toronto.  Predeceased by his son Renee (2010) and survived by his daughter-in-law Pat of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of: Jason, Brandon and Michelle Mensinga; Christine Mensinga (Darryl te Sligte), Sarah (Stephen) Nanney and Laura Mensinga; and Peter (Erin) Mensinga, Matthew Mensinga, Allison (Jay) Van Klinken and Suzy (Kevin) White.  Great grandfather of Shawn Mensinga, Jack Birrell, Hazel and Callan  Nanney, Catharine and Jacob Mensinga, Cole and Iain Van Klinken and Drew White.  Gerhard was the eldest of 13, survived by brothers and sisters in The Netherlands and Australia.  Family and friends will be received on Monday, December 17, 2012 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Peoples Church, 3888 London Line, Wyoming at 11:00 a.m. with  one hour of visitation prior to the service.  The interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery.    Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Peoples Church.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at
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