OBITUARY

Meribeth Anne Gerrie

July 27, 1961February 18, 2021

It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of Meribeth Anne Gerrie (nee Cunningham) on February 18, 2021.

Meribeth was born in Toronto on July 27th, 1961 to Leo and the late Elizabeth (Betty Anne) Cunningham and she was the eldest of ‘the girls’.

She will be greatly missed by her partner of over 25 years Wisam (Sam) Raad. She was a devoted Mom to Michael Gerrie and ‘Ba’ will be deeply missed by her grandson, James. Being surrounded by these loved ones gave Meribeth her greatest joy in life.

Mere leaves behind sisters Alison Coville (Vic) and Charlene Miller (Jason) and was a proud Aunt to Tristan, Bailey, Madison, and Peyton. Auntie Mere was often the most beloved babysitter and creator of masterful birthday cakes.

She attended George Brown’s culinary program where she acquired a lifetime love of cooking and baking. Watching Coronation Street with Michael and spending time at cottages in Wasaga Beach and Campbellford will be some of her family’s fondest memories.

Meribeth’s family takes comfort knowing she will be at peace as she is reunited with Mom, Grandma Mom, Auntie Marg, Debbie, and baby Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Her private funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Ed Murphy on a later date. Everyone is welcome to join us and witness the funeral mass via Livestream.

Link to the livestream: https://blessedtrinityto.archtoronto.org/

This will take you to the webpage. Click on the “live streaming” button. The video will go live about 15 minutes before the beginning of the Funeral Mass.

Services

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Catherine Nedd

March 2, 2021

Meribeth, we were so sorry to hear of your passing. We would like to send our heart-felt condolences to Michael, Sam and James who were the loves of her life and her whole world, as well as her family friends and all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was sweet and fierce  and so much fun. I find it difficult to put together the right words to say goodbye to such a great lady, so for now I will just say thank you. Thank you for everything that you taught me, for the love you gave everyone, for being the best partner at all the late night Euchre games that were filled with so much laughter. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving James so deeply and for the special bond that the two of you shared. I know the abundance of memories and love you left him will comfort him until you see eachother again.

Rest easy Meribeth
We love you and will miss you Always.

Catherine, James, Shay, and Jordan

Neila Poscente

February 27, 2021

Dear Leo and family,
We were very sorry for your loss of Meribeth. As we didn't know her personally we enjoyed hearing about your wonderful family memories of your daughter and sister. Wishing you all sympathy and comfort as you mourn her passing. May she rest in peace.
With love from Neila and Gene

Erin Cerenzia

February 26, 2021

Dearest Leo & Family,

We are so deeply sorry about the loss of Meribeth. Keeping you in our hearts and our prayers during this very difficult time.

Love you always,

Erin & Rob

Sara Czornodolsky

February 26, 2021

Meribeth, I am so sorry to hear of you passing. I want to send my heartfelt condolences to her family. To Michael and James who I know were her world, I am so sorry. I will have many great memories playing cards with Meribeth and eating her amazing food. My heart is with you Michael and James especially, but also Sam and the rest of her family. Love sent from Sara (James' Titi)

Becky Devlin

February 24, 2021

Meribeth will always hold a special
place in my heart. A lot of memories of laughter ( usually at ourselves) and happy family times.

Rest easy Meribeth ❤️

Deepest condolences to all of her loved ones.



Lisa Gerrie

February 24, 2021

Meribeth was an amazing lady, a loving mom and a big part of our family for as long as I can remember.
Although she wasn’t with my brother (Bob) anymore, she was still always there. In our hearts and I know we were in hers. From the support she gave when our mom passed, to a check in call as recent as last week to both of us.
She was the strongest woman I know and if that means stubborn well, than she was that too.
She fought most of her adult life for herself and others. I have so many wonderful memories. They are all racing through my head. I can’t even begin to tell you. From the time she entered our family 40 yrs ago, we have had ups and downs, picnics, parties and friendship.
But I will always thank her for staying in our lives and as a sister to me.
Love you always
Bob, Lisa, Justin, Dan and Matt ❤️

Laurie Caldi

February 24, 2021

Such a tough time for the family. :(
My sincere condolences. Sending virtual hugs to you all. xoxoxox
Laurie & Aldo Caldi

Anna and Joe Lo Bianco

February 23, 2021

Dear Leo and Family,

We send you our heartfelt sympathies. May you take comfort in knowing that your daughter is with our Lord now, and that He will send you the courage that you need at this difficult time.

God Bless You
Joe and Anna Lo Bianco

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY