John van Gerven

1931 - 2013

Of Wiarton at the age of 82 was called upon by God on Tuesday December 31, 2013. Beloved husband of Lois (Short) Drake. Devoted Father of Hans van Gerven (Jackie), of Sauble Beach. Cherished Opa to Jonathan van Gerven, of Sauble Beach. Loving step-father to Harvey Drake Judy), Keith Drake (Beth), Reg Drake, Gwen (Frank Tomlin), and Joy Caudle. Brother to Martien van Gerven, Jo van der Sloot, and Miep van Gulik, all of Holland. Dear companion of grandchildren Craig Drake (Lisa), Mathew Drake (Melanie), Eric Drake, Samuel Drake, Jeffrey Drake, Ben Caudle, Keegan Caudle, Laura-Anne Drake, Carmen Drake, Amy Drake, Kaitlyn Drake and Dawn Caudle. Great-grandpa of Caleb Drake. Our hearts are broken but we know that God's plan is free of pain and we could not wish you back for that. As per John's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Amabel Sauble Community School would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
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