VERVAEKE, Rick – Mr. Rick Vervaeke of R.R.#3, Vanessa passed away suddenly at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 in his 54th year. Rick was a Correctional Officer with the Sprucedale Youth Centre for over 27 years and an avid follower & collector of Hot Rod Show Cars. Beloved husband of Rosemary Vervaeke (nee: Schertzer). Loving father of Ryan Vervaeke. Cherished son of Mary Vervaeke. Loving brother of Teresa Cebulak (Leonard), Windham Centre and Cary Vervaeke (Heidi), Simcoe. Dearest son-in-law of Regina Schertzer, Simcoe and brother-in-law of Regina Lambert (Randy), Simcoe. Will be dearly missed by his many nieces & nephews: Derek, Shawn, Justine, Kyle, Sara, Philip (Christal), Danielle (Richard) and by his great-nephew Nathaniel and by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his father Roger Vervaeke (1991), his father-in-law John Schertzer (1969) and by his brother Gary Vervaeke (1959). Friends may call at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi for visitation on Friday, May 7th, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Delhi on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Alan Dufraimont officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully appreciated by the family.4073733
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Sorry for your loss
Posted by Karen & Jamie Bowen (High school friends) On Sunday, May 16, 2010
We are very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He had a good heart and a ready smile for all. Our thoughts are with you.
Posted by Anita Kalis Frew (High School) On Friday, May 14, 2010
Sorry to hear of Rick's passing at such a young age. My thoughts are with all.
Posted by Winston & Sandra Sardine (Co-worker at Sprucedale in the 80''s & 90''s) On Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Please accept our deepest sympathy Rosemary , Ryan & family on the loss of Rick last Wednesday. We only learned of his passing late Saturday & of course were unable to attend the funeral. I knew Rick quite well while at Sprucedale & will always remember him as a kind ,consistent , warm & considerate man who was a true gentleman at all times.Rick exemplified what a male role model should be for young men with identity issues . He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him .
My Sincere Sympathy
Posted by Donna Beare (friend) On Monday, May 10, 2010
My deepest regrets to the Family; his Mother Mary and Sister Teresa (Leonard). I was unable to attend because I was away at the time, but please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Bruce & Shirley Selzer (Friends) On Friday, May 7, 2010
On behalf of my parents, Bruce & Shirley Selzer and myself, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Rosemary, Ryan & family. Although unable to pay our respects in person, please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. Our deepest sympathy, Yvonne Selzer.