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Gerben Peter John Vanderveen

October 20, 1962 ~ August 4, 2020 (age 57)



 Unexpectedly, on August 4, 2020 Gerben Peter John , of Dutton  passed away in his 58th year.  Loving and faithful husband of  Cheryl Vanderveen [ Vanderploeg]. Amazing father of Diana,Gregory, Cassandra [Thomas].  Gerben is survived by his brothers  George [Jenny]of St Thomas and Martin [Jen]of Ottawa. Cherished  son-in-law of Albert & Teena Vanderploeg, St Thomas. Loving  brother-in-law of James [Mistie] Vanderploeg of Dutton, and  Marilyn Carr of Shedden. A special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by  his parents, Cornelis and Clara Vanderveen and his brother-in-law Donald Vanderploeg. Gerben was well known, and well loved by so many people in his community.  He spent many hours through the  years volunteering and coaching hockey and soccer. Gerben had  incredible talents and skills in construction and drywall trades. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and will be forever in our hearts. Family and friends will be received at Arn  Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton [519-762-2416] Friday August 7, for a drive through visitation from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Please enter parking lot off Shackleton to the East and exit onto Shackleton to the West.  [More description on  website]. The Funeral Service will be held at Fairview Cemetery  Saturday August 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm.  With Covid restrictions   there is a maximum of 100 people in the cemetery.  Masks are mandatory and remember social distancing. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to West Elgin Community Health Centre, Heart & Stroke  Foundation, [Mental Health] or charity of choice.  E-  transfer to or by cheque please.                 

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August 7, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Shackleton St Dutton

August 7, 2020

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Shackleton St Dutton

Funeral Service
August 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery

Please note
For the visitation, please enter off Shackleton St to the east of the parking lot. Staff will be in attendance and will help direct you. Should there be a line up of cars, we ask that you follow our instructions to wait on Peter st [the street on the west side of the funeral home]. The line will progress the same way as if it was on foot inside the funeral home. Staff will direct you when it is your turn to enter the parking lot. We would like to maintain order so everyone can share their condolences with the family. Also remember when you speak to the family to have your masks on. It is mandatory. Staff will be present to assist in any way we can. If you are unsure please feel free to contact us. Saturday we will procession out to the cemetery from the Funeral Home at 1:45 pm Thank you so much for this community's understanding of the times. It sure is appreciated. Thank you Sue
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