September 5, 1930 – September 11, 2019
Gerardus Georgeus “Gerry” Van Tol, 89, passed away peacefully on Sept 11, 2019 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Gerry was born on September 5th, 1930, in the small town of Hoogmade, Netherlands. He was one of 8 children. In 1949 he immigrated to Ontario, Canada where he worked in construction. In 1953, his younger brother Leo joined him and 2 years later they drove across Canada where they purchased a dairy farm in the town of Agassiz, BC. They farmed together for 19 years. In 1974 Gerry moved to Armstrong, BC where he semi-retired.
Gerry is survived by 2 sisters, 1 brother (and their spouses) and a sister-in-law in the Netherlands plus 1 sister in Manitoba and 1 brother (and his spouse) in British Columbia, along with many nieces & nephews in both Canada & the Netherlands. He was predeceased by 1 brother & 1 sister in the Netherlands.
All of us who worked with Gerry in our lives have been blessed indeed. His faith was the most important thing in his life. He often reached out to the poor and needy. He generously would reach to help in any way he could.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Gerardus Gerry Georgeus Van Tol..
Décès pour la Ville: Armstrong, Province: Colombie britanique