Valk, Gerald

Valk, Gerald "Jerry"

April 25th, 2015

September 25, 1939 – April 25, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gerald (Jerry) Valk, on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in his 76th year, at his home in London.  Beloved husband and soul mate of Edna (née Colford) for 42 years.  Treasured father of Bill (Sue) Valk and Jennifer (Todd) Valk Caslick, and wonderful “Papa” of Ryan and Kayla.  Brother of Father James Valk, Carol (Allan) Morris, Robert (Linda) Valk, Mary (Frank) Abram and Patricia (Hans) Engelhardt.  Also missed by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Madeline and William Valk and grandson Benjamin Caslick.  Family and friends may gather on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 8:30 p.m., at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be conducted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Private family interment at Woodland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Province House Inc. (Christian Brothers / Bill Colford African Program):  an organization that was very close to Jerry’s heart.  A description of the program may be found by clicking the link below.  Donations may be mailed to:  5400 Cartier Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 3A5.

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David & Heather LovellOur sincere sympathy Edna and family. may he rest in peace.
Betty RaeDear Edna, Bill, Jennifer and the Valk and Colford families, We have lost a kind, gentle and good man, not to mention a gourmet chef. Jerry was one of a kind who always made a visitor feel so welcome. I enjoyed my few visits with Bill Colford and I will remember Jerry fondly. Edna, that includes you of course as you were the " wind beneath his wings". With warm memories and much love to all of you, Betty Rae
The Caton FamilySo sorry to hear about Jerry.s passing. Reading this today, brought back make great memories from many years ago when the the kids were young and played sports, when Jerry taught Nick at Fanshawe and when Mike worked with Bill. Always enjoyed running in to you at the store and hearing of your and Jerry's latest travels. He was a special person. Thinking of you all. Marv, Sandy, Ron, Matt, Nick, and Mike and families.
Rick HawkenI have fond memories of when my brother Kirk and I were young and spending summer holidays with all our cousins in Chesley. Great times. I will say a prayer for Jerry.
Kirk HawkenOur deepest sympathy goes out to all concerned. Sincerely, Kirk and Gloria Hawken.
Jack & Janet HolzerOur deepest sympathy Edna & family. We have such fond memories of the cruises we took together, such cherished moments. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and many friends. We'll be thinking of you.
Noel and Marilyn WhiteEdna, Bill, Jennifer and family; Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the passing of your loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother in law and uncle, Jerry. We had the pleasure of meeting this kind and unassuming gentleman at our home last summer when he and Edna visited our home in Mount Pearl, NL and we laughed and chatted and broke bread together. Edna and my husband Noel are first cousins. It was a double-edged sword as Edna's sister, Mary, was also fighting a courageous with Cancer to which sadly she latter succumbed. But it was a wonderful opportunity that we would not have had otherwise to meet Jerry and to share some insight into his life. Here not a year later he is gone from the lives of so many that love him dearly. Rest in peace, Jerry; God has called you home. Sincerely, Noel and Marilyn White
Gay and DougEdna and family, our deepest condolences on Jerry's passing. Thoughts and prayers that you may find the grace to guide you, now and in the coming days. R.I.P. Jerry. Thinking of you all, Gay and Doug.
Barbara O'SullivanDear Edna - I was so sorry to read that Jerry had passed away and I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you & your family. I remember the wonderful Christmas Dinner that you & Jerry cooked for TOPS so many years ago! Please know that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Love - Barb O'Sullivan
Leo and Bonnie BrowneSo sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you at this very sad time. Jerry was a wonderful person and will certainly be missed, but never forgotten by all who knew him
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