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252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Gerrit Hunink

Gerrit Jan Hunink

Sunday, May 20th, 1934 - Friday, January 15th, 2021
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In Loving Memory
of
Gerrit Jan Hunink
86 Years
With many tears and heavy hearts, the family announce his peaceful passing on January 15,2021 at his home with loving family at his side.

Gerrit has now been reunited in heaven with the love of his life Mildred Jean (predeceased 2006). They were married for 45 years. Beloved and cherished father to Graham (Brenda), Janine (Frank Heard), Jim (Terry). Loving grandfather to Amanda, (Travis Moody), Jessica (Patrick Twomey), Jaimee, Tara and great grandfather to Jack. Dear son of Arent Hunink and Johanna Sligte (both predeceased). Loving brother of Johanna de Nooij-Hunink of the Netherlands, Alei Neerhof-Hunink of the Netherlands, Alie Bovenkerk- Hunink (predeceased), Gerda Lammers-Hunink (predeceased), Henk Hunink (predeceased), Dien klein Nibbelink-Hunink (predeceased). Gerrit had many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands.

Gerrit was born on a farm in Bredevoort, Netherlands. He was the youngest son. Gerrit immigrated to Canada at the age of 18 to the small rural town of Beamsville. Gerrit worked in construction and in 1956 he joined the Canadian Armed forces. He was a trained paratrooper and gunman. He was honorably released in 1959 and joined the militia and trained new recruits. Gerrit was very instrumental in raising funds for the purchase of land and buildings for the Beamsville-Vineland Legion Branch 612. He was on the first executive board. Gerrit was very active in the community and coached hockey and soccer. Gerrit worked as a milk man, bartender and a supervisor for the Ministry of Transportation on the bridge crew in Winona. Gerrit transferred to Sudbury in 1986 with the Ministry of Transportation and purchased a hobby farm in Hagar and retired there. Gerrit was an avid gardener and loved the simple life on his farm.

A very special thank you Gerrit's niece Marylou and her husband Rob Hargan who supported and cared for our father when he moved into Sudbury from the farm at the age of 78.

Truth Shall Reign!

A private family burial will take place later.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

(Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home)
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    Warren Protestant Cemetery
    Address
    Warren, Ontario

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Silvana and Jeff Gilbert

Posted at 05:24pm
Jan, I never met your father but I feel like I know him through your stories and memories. He lives in you, always. With prayers Silvana&Jeff Gilbert

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John Nipius

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Deepest condolences from the Nipius family. Willy, Ken and John
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