Gerrit “Gerry” Van Galen passed away at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on April 9, 2017 at the age of 83. Husband of Linda, married for 59 years. Father of Hank and Deb, Garry and Margie, Donald and Diane, Harold and Heidi, Jo-Anne and John Twinem, Michael and Debra, and Patrick and Sue-Anne. Forever loved by 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and also survived by 2 sisters Hendrika Vedder and Wilhelmina Luimes. Gerry will be missed by extended family members in Canada and Holland. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, April 12, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH, 24294 Adelaide St. N. and Hwy 7, on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Byron Hand officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Compassion Canada, Alzheimer’s Society or charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.