In memory of

Theophiel Gerritsen

April 13, 1930 -  March 8, 2023

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.


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Denise McClory ("Neice")

Entered March 12, 2023 from Scarborough

Theo was married to my mums best friend. As a child of immigrants I knew the Gerritsens as my aunt and uncle. I adored them both and grew up with John Pauline and Susan. He was an artist, a father, a husband. He was a kind decent wonderful man. Beautiful life lived uncle.

Neil Rankin (Friend of John (Theo's son))

Entered March 15, 2023 from Yuma, Arizona

Great chatting with you John! You summed it up best: A full life means touching the lives of many. What a bounty of giving your Dad shared with family and friends. May God bless your Mom, you, Pauline and Susan.

barb nandlall (Friend)

Entered March 16, 2023 from Scarborough

To John and family,
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May his soul merge with the light. Sending love and light for your mom. Blessings

Ada en René (zus en zwager)

Entered March 17, 2023 from Ulft

Dear family,

we wish you te best for all of you, very sad that Theo past away. But we read that his life was nice.
On the 26th we will celebrate his life in Holland.

Your dad liked 'haring' a lot! Every time he was in Holland, he went to the fish market to get one. And eat it with onions.

Lots of love, from your aunt and uncle
Ada en René

Liz and Noel Foy (Brother-in-law)

Entered March 17, 2023 from Haddington

Sincere condolences to Kathleen and family.With love from all in Scotland.

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Ada en René (zus en zwager)

Entered March 17, 2023 from Ulft

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Ada en René (zus en zwager)

Entered March 17, 2023 from Ulft

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Ada en René (zus en zwager)

Entered March 17, 2023 from Ulft

Theo en Ada


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