Gerrit "George" vanWijnen

vanWijnen- Peacefully at the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Tuesday November 11, 2020. Gerrit “George” vanWijnen, age 79 years of Sarnia and formerly of Mooretown. George is surived by; his loving wife of 56 years, Ida (McClemens); his daughter, Mary Leffler (Dave); granddaughter, Tara Holmes (Brian); great-grandaughter, Hannelore; grandson, Adrian Vail; son, Peter vanWijnen (Stacey); grandchildren, Hudson Adair, Stephen vanWijnen, Kassidy Codling and great-grandson, Kyler; daughter, Tracey Greenfield (Dan); grandchildren, Erika Cook (Chris Burdett), Dylan McMichael (Heather Levesque) and Austin McMichael (Molly Beauchamp); brother Willy (Jane); brother, Sandy (Grace deceased 2013); favourite niece (according to her), Mary Ann Duchene; brothers-in-law, Donnie McClemens (Nancy) and Ronnie McClemens (Sandy deceased 2001); sister-in-law, Mary Jane Pearson. Many nieces, nephews, fur babies, extended family and friends also survive. George was predeceased by; his grandson Erik Vail and by his brother, Nelis. George retired from CNR in 1995 after 25 years of service. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and no further services are planned. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia

Funeral Date

In keeping with George's wishes no services are planned.

9 thoughts on “Gerrit "George" vanWijnen”

  1. No matter how far away I am, I always think of the vanWijnens as my next door neighbours.
    Rest well my friend. My neighbour.
    Stay warm!

  2. Nadine (Cook) Wark

    Deepest sympathy to Ida in the loss of husband George. Also to the entire family. May he rest in peace and all of you draw strength from the memories.

  3. Sarnia Pensioner's Association

    On behalf of all the members of the CNPA C-11 Council, I would like to express our sincere condolences and tell IDA and the rest of the family that George will be remembered by all of us.
    Omer Foisy- Chairman of the Sarnia Pensioner's Association.

  4. Ida, I was so sorry to hear about George. It’s been along time since we had talked. I hope you and your family are doing ok in this sad time.

  5. Ida and family. I am so sorry to hear of your husband and father,s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. XX Sharon.

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