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.
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
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,