It is with great sadness we announce Theophiel (Theo) Gerritsen passed away peacefully at age 92 in Scarborough General Hospital after a battle with cancer.
He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Kathleen, surviving sister Ada, children John, Pauline and Susan, son-in-law Dave, daughter-in-law Karen, grandchildren Melissa, Stephanie, Daniel, Grace and Richard and his wonderful great grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families in both Canada and Netherlands.
Theo lived a full and rich life. Born in Ulft, Netherlands to a large and loving family he emigrated to Canada in the 1950’s. He settled in Scarborough Canada, established a career in Architecture, married the love of his life Kathleen Foy in 1961 and started a family soon after. He was a wonderful father and loving husband. He loved camping, photography, traveling, music, and art. In retirement he was a gardener and landscape painter becoming a member of the Scarborough Art Guild producing dozens of original paintings inspired by his travels.
Family and friends will be received for a celebration of his life at Pine Hills Funeral Centre (625 Birchmount Road, north of St. Clair Ave E, Scarborough, 416-267-8229) on Sunday March 26, 2023 at 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Donations can be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.