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Gerhard Vonhone

Gerhard "Gerd" Vonhone

Monday, May 23rd, 1927 - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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VONHONE, Gerhard (Gerd) Josef August,

1927 - 2020

In his 92nd year, Gerd passed away at Smiths Falls Hospital on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Loving Father to Stephan (Christine), Michael (Sheryl Martin) and Christine (Jim Broughton). Adoring Opa to Kyle (Jessica Henry), Amanda (Tyler Hicks), Megan (Steve Medeiros), Adam, Mitchell, and several great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Anneliese, Ulla and Peter. Predeceased by his devoted wife Doris Dalang; parents Dr. Hermann Vonhoene and Hildegard Ruppelt; brother Alban; sister Hildegard Moeller; and grandson Erik.

As an ambitious young man, Gerd immigrated from Germany to Canada in 1954 in search of his own farmland, and together with Doris, they built a successful dairy operation, raised their family, travelled the world, and became very proud Canadians. He was active in the community through the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, the local school board, and as a long-time organist for St. Columbanus Church in Elgin.

Due to the Corona-19 pandemic, funeral arrangements will be made at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations be made to Operation Smile Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, or to the charity of your choice.

“I have had a wonderful life.” ~ Gerd Vonhone
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    Holy Japanese Martyrs Cemetery
    R.R. # 2, Hartsgravel Road, Elgin
    ELGIN, ON K0G 1E0
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Barb Murtagh

Posted at 08:27pm
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have many memories of his big smile and laugh at the gatherings of my childhood. One of my fondest however, is of thrilled my Dad was when your parents would come over Christmas Day after mass, it was a "tradition" , he would say. We both really enjoyed those visits.
Rest in peace Gerd, a life well lived.

Angela Woods

Posted at 02:19pm
Stephen, Michael and Christine- our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. We have many fond memories of the fun times together at Sunday coffee, weddings and anniversary parties.
May you remember the good times.
Angela(Gunnewiek) & Terry Woods

Pat Morell

Posted at 10:05am
Christine, Mike and Stephan. Sincere condolences from the Davison family, we have many fond memories of your Dad and whole family and the many fun times had by our families. I like to think of all of our parents reunited with each other and having a grand old time in heaven. Hugs to you all. Pat Morell (Davison)

Cecilia Miltenburg

Posted at 09:59am
To Stephan, Michael, Christine and your families. I will always remember your Dad with your Mom really enjoying himself so much at any gathering, anniversary party, wedding, etc. My condolences to you all - may you remember all the good times. Cecilia (Gunnewiek) Miltenburg

Faye Morris

Posted at 12:57pm
Our most sincere condolences to Gerd’s family. I really enjoyed my visits with your dad at the Seniors dinners he attended and always had time to visit. Gerd will be greatly missed, May he rest in peace❤️

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