Charlotte Beatrice GERDES
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It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of our mother Charlotte Gerdes. In her 99th year on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband John Frederick Gerdes. Mother of Sandra (predeceased); Carol (William Baetsen); Wendy (Donald Parliament); John (Mary Wise); June (the late Ian Beard); Nancy (Norman Latour); and Jayson. Much loved by 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Mom resided in Midland, Ontario for over 40 years and took a very active role volunteering in a number of community organizations including: Askennonia as a member of the Board of Directors; Huron Park Public School's reading program; Midland Senior Council; MacLean and Hunter Television operating the camera, the sound board and was involved in producing a show called Senior Magazine; and Hospice Huronia visiting committee. Private family internment will take place in St. Philip's Anglican Church, Etobicoke. The family wish to thank the Management and staff of Georgian Bay Seniors Lodge along with CCAC for care they have given our mom over the last several months. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at GBGH. And a special thank you to Hospice Huronia Tomkins House staff and volunteers for the exceptional care and love they showed our mom and family in her final days. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Askennonian Senior Centre or Hospice Huronia Tomkins House would be appreciated. Memorial condolences may be made at

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Published in Kawartha Region News on Sep. 17, 2020.
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September 18, 2020
On behalf of the Board, members and staff of Askennonia Senior Centre I express our condolences for the loss of Charlotte. Charlotte was integral to the early success of Askennonia, serving on the board, taking the chair of the Board on a couple of different occasions (mid 1990s and early 2000s), coordinating the foot clinic, and volunteering at the membership desk. Charlotte could be found in the kitchen helping out or leading the way during monthly Soup & Socials and special events. Her dedication to the Centre and its members will not be forgotten. Thank you to the family for choosing Askennonia Senior Centre as one of the charities to memorialize Charlotte.
Judy Contin
September 16, 2020
My sincere condolences to the entire Gerdes family. Your mother/grandmother was a wonderful woman. Rest in peace Mrs.Gerdes
Jeff Baker
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