2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Gil Meerakker November 17, 1951 - March 7, 2016

Peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital on Monday March 7, 2016. Gil Meerakker age 64 of Ottawa. Beloved son of Toni and the late Peter Meerakker. Loving brother of Anna (Bert) Smail, Willemine (Tom) Swartz, Ada (Glenn) Gorrie, Tony (Elizabeth), Willy (Mary), Irene (Mark) Honeywell. Dear uncle of 12 nieces & nephews and 9 great- nieces & nephews.

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By Gil’s request Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Friday March 11, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at St. Daniel’s Catholic Church, 2985 Church Street, South Mountain at 11 a.m. Spring Interment St. Daniel’s Catholic Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. Online condolences may be made at


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    Debbie Westenbroek says

    My deepest sympathies to the Meerakker family.

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    Henny says

    We were in NDDHS as students, always a quiet, hardworking student. My sincere sympathy to Gil’s family.

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    Ted & Karin Ceelen says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May the memories you share help you through this difficult time.

    Martina-Ceelen Bongers

    Ted & Karin Ceelen

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    Kerry Lee Charlebois says

    My sincere condolences to the Meerakker family. Many years of memories looking back to our long careers together. I will always remember you as a positive and caring person. Rest in Peace.

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    Dale and Lois Keyes says

    To the entire Meerakker family, please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences,. Gil and I were in the same class at MTAS and he was always a friendly and considerate gentleman. He will be missed.

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    John and Josephine Shelton says

    We were so sad to hear of Gil’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Gil and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Rozemary (Van Adrichem) Webb says

    May your memories give you comfort at this difficult times. My prayers for Gil and family.

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    Kathy Neale says

    I fondly remember Gil and the many visits he made to Tante Petra’s riding stable near Mount Hope (Hamilton). He was always ready to lend a hand and his arrival during hay & straw baling season was especially appreciated. Gil was also a gracious host when we visited him; kindly touring us around Ottawa and South Mountain. My sympathy to the Meerakker and Lavryssen families.

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    Rick McLaughlin says

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Gil. I knew Gil in past years through recreational hockey at the Ottawa University arena and he is remembered fondly as a true gentleman and a great sportsman. Thoughts and prayers go out to Gil’s family and close friends. Rest in peace.

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