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Gerrit Makenbach

MAKENBACH, Gerrit - VA3AAG Passed away with his family by his side at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Friday, June 21, 2013. Gerrit Makenbach of Barrow Bay at the age of 75. Gerrit was an avid HAM Radio operator known all across Canada and around the world. Now a silent key. He was admired by many and one of the most active operators in the Bruce Peninsula and Southern Ontario. Survived by his loving wife Nelleke, his children Lianne (David) Botting and Raymond (Mihaela) Makenbach and his grandchildren Kaylea, Victor, Tonya and Keanu. Also survived by his sisters Willy (Wim) Gerritsen and Aartje (Oost) Rodermond, sister-in-law Tineke Makenbach, his nephew Frederick (Ria) Gerritsen and many other nieces and nephews in Canada and The Netherlands. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Donations in Gerrit's honour may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to GREY BRUCE CREMATION AND BURIAL SERVICES 519-371-8507.12491569
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Posted by Dave and Jackie Kyle (Ham friend ve3-mdk) On Thursday, July 11, 2013
Nellie, I was so sad to hear about Gerry. ALL HAM RADIO operatores areound the world will saddly miss Gerry. God bless from the both of us. Dave and Jackie VE3-MDK Madoc Ontario.
Posted by Maureen Nightingale VE3MIO (Amateur Radio Friend) On Thursday, July 11, 2013
Nelleke and Family our condolences to all. Gerrit had a heart of gold , and was always there to help to get setup in the radio world. Gerrit will be missed by many. Our blessings and prayers for the family.73 de Ve3mio
Condolence to Nelleke and the family
Posted by Roger Gaudreau Dubord (Friend via the TCPW Club) On Thursday, July 4, 2013
I also never met Gerry in person but I did met Gerry a few times by SKYPE and he was the one who put me on track with skype and the TCPWC.

He also never met my wife Louise but at the end of each contact on the TCPWC he was saying (Say hello to Louise).

Thanks to a good friend who IM sure will monitor the TCPWC from Heaven.

Ower sincer condolences to Nelleke and the family.

Roger (VE2RG) and Louise

A message of sorrow over the loss of a dear friend
Posted by Bill Anderson, ve7kdk (Friend) On Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I never met Gerry but that never stoped us from years of friendship on the air with the TCPW Club. Gerry had a special welcome and a sincerity for all those who checked into the Club. Always willing to help with an antenna project, radio difficulty or matters of the heart.

Gerry often said goodby to you on the air with "Thanks a Bunch".

Well thanks a bunch to you dear friend. My the tulips of heaven adorn your radio shack.

My sincer condolences to Nelleke and the family,

Bill Anderson,ve7kdk

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