• "I knew Gerry from his (and my) Bell Canada days. I had just..."
    - Larry Bekich
  • "i remember Gerry and his family as a steady parishioner...."
    - Barry McGrory
  • "I worked with Gerry over 30 years ago (at Bell /..."
    - James Gort
  • "Dear Jan, Howard and I were so sorry to hear of Gerry's..."
    - Mary Sarsfield
  • "Jan, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and family."
    - Ray & Muriel Perreault

RUYGROK, Gerald W.
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife Adriana Jeanne and children Gerald, Martin, Janine, Ellen, and predeceased by daughter Celia who died 1985. His sister Johanna and six nieces and nephews still live in Holland. Gerald (Gerry) is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren all in Canada. The family wishes to thank Dr. Louise Coulombe at Community Palliative Care Network and the amazing nurses of Bayshore Home Care who showed huge heart and professionalism in helping Gerry through a difficult illness with minimal pain, maximum support and extraordinary kindness. Family and friends are invited to Pinecrest Visitation Centre on Tuesday December 4, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shepherds of Good Hope or The Pavilion Food Bank where Gerry served the Ottawa community for the last 27 years. Online condolences can be made at


Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 1, 2012
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