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Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

96 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON

OBITUARY

Gerda Helga Irma Meyer

March 30, 1934September 13, 2019

With great sadness, the family announce that Gerda Meyer of St. George, Ontario passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Beloved wife and soulmate for 58 years to Rudolf “Rudy” Meyer. Loving mother of Thomas Meyer of Penetanguishene, Ontario and Christine Jonker (Mark) of Cambridge, Ontario. Proud Omi to Cassondra Jonker and Lucas Jonker. Gerda was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Martha Schild and her sister Irene Arp.

Gerda was born in Berlin, Germany, moved to England in 1953 and immigrated to Canada in 1959. She met Rudy in 1961 in Toronto and they were married that same year. They moved to Dundalk, Ontario with their children in 1971 to run a business, from there to North Bay, Ontario in 1988, and to St. George, Ontario in 2015.

Gerda enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. She was a very spiritual person who started practicing meditation and yoga in the late 1960’s. She was a member of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), which explored the areas of philosophy, holistic health, personal spirituality, dream interpretation, and reincarnation. Gerda loved to travel, and did so extensively with her husband throughout Europe and North America, as well as many other places in the world. Their world cruise with the Queen Mary in 2011, was the highlight of their travels. She also enjoyed living in Florida during the winter months for many years.

Her number one priority was always her husband, children and grandchildren. She loved them all unconditionally. Being an Omi to her two grandchildren gave her special joy, and she always tried to pass on her wisdom to them.

The family invites relatives and friends to Visitation at the Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (519-621-1650) on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Funeral Service to celebrate her life will follow in the Coutts Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, donations in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 21, 2019

Memories

Gerda Helga Irma Meyer

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September 15, 2019

Dear Rudy, Christine & Thomas, On behalf of the Halbgebauer family we are all saddened to hear of Gerda's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Sending you much love, healing prayers & comforting hugs.
"Es tut weh deine Hand nicht mehr halten zu können, deine Stimme nicht mehr zu hören. Und doch spüre ich jeden Tag deine Nähe & doch ist nichts mehr so, wie es war.
Alles liebe von Brigitte, Michael & Sabine