This is the story of Gerald ( Gerardus Johannes) Koeman who passed
away suddenly on February 4, 2019 at Langley Memorial Hospital. Gerald
was a wonderful individual who was loved, is missed and will always be
cherished. ” Dad, Opa, Oom , Honey” was an amazing husband , father,
brother, uncle and master of all trades.
Gerald was a successful machinist, carpenter and salesperson but his
true measure of success was the love and support he showed to his
family and friends. His family was his focus, whether it was dancing,
sailing and travelling with his wife of 62 years Nellie or horseback riding,
cycling, swimming or skiing with his girls, he was always there. He shared
his history surrounding his, mother, father, brothers and sisters , so we
would know them as well.
The extended family for Gerald was extremely important, once you were
in his life you were there forever. Opa’s grandchildren and great
grandchildren were his heart and joy. He cherished the time he could
spend with them.
The loved ones that cleared the path for Gerald are his father Martinus,
his mother Johanna, his brother Frans, his sisters Trudy and Elly, his
father in law Frans,his sister in law, Esther, his brother in laws, Ton and
Ben, nephews Martin and David, his nieces Anja and Hanneke and great granddaughter Alexandria.
Loved ones that will miss Gerald until they meet again are:
his wife Nellie, his daughters Karin Huber ( husband Brian) their children Dannielle Huber ( husband Kevin) and Alleyna Huber,
Wendy Cook ( husband Maynard) their children Liam Cook, Alana Cook and Jessica Richards ( husband Clint),Geraldine Walton (
husband Jason) their children Mark Walton ( partner Danielle)
and Alysha Walton ( partner Brandon). All of the great grandchildren, brothers , sisters, nieces and nephews and in laws.
And so the story continues until we see our Dad, Opa, Husband ( Honey), Uncle and Brother again. We love you and miss you.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Variety Children’s Charity, The Royal Canadian Legion or to the charity of your
choice, in Gerald Koeman’s name.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Family and Friends on Saturday, April 13, 2019
Spencer Green’s Clubhouse
21138-88th avenue, Langley, B.C. 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Koeman Gerald John November 28 1932
February 4 2019..