NEELS GerardPosted: November 2nd, 2012
MR. GERARD NEELS of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Nellie Neels, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the age of 81 years.
Besides his loving wife Nellie, Gerard is survived by his daughters Anne (Stephan) Vandenbrink and Carolin (Bert) Van Hierden; sons John (Bettie), Henry (Tona), Gerald (Maria), Paul (Treena), and Ed (Lida); 46 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 3 brothers; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Gerard was predeceased by his parents Johannes and Catherina Neels, 4 brothers, a sister, and great-grandchild Gabriel Poole.
An opportunity for family, close friends and attendees of the Senior’s Mornings, to offer condolences will be held from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Friday, November 2, 2012 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Picture Butte, 601 – 3A Street South, Picture Butte, with Reverend P. Bazen officiating. Interment to follow in the Picture Butte Memorial Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined.