COPPENS, Gerald (“Gerry”) Martin (June 28, 1944 – January 6, 2023)-
Gerald (Gerry) Martin Coppens of Coe Hill (south of Bancroft) and formerly of Langton, Ontario passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, January 6th, 2023 in his 79th year. Gerry owned a gun shop for several years and when he retired he enjoyed attending gun shows on weekends. He loved to 'wheel & deal'. Gerry was a great architect. He designed his own plans for building anything. Gerry enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and most of all looked forward each year to Moose hunting. Beloved husband of Rosie for 56 plus years, loving father of daughters Tracey Voisin (Mark), Michelle Newman (Derek). Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren: Joshua, Meranda, Katrina, Amber, Jordan, Karissa, Shayleigh, Jessica, Caitlin and 13 great grandchildren. Dearest brother of Patricia Mole (late John) and Patrick Coppens. Survived by several nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family. Predeceased by his parents John (1990) and Lulabelle (1998), brother Ross Clarke (2006), Ron Coppens (2017), John Mole (b-i-l) (2017), Karen Coppens (s-i-l) (2005).
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a public visitation on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes Chapel, 40 Queen Street, Langton. A Public Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 24 Albert Street, Langton, by Rev. Fr. Seejo John. All funeral attendees are invited to attend a funeral luncheon held at the Langton Community Centre (28 Albert Street, Langton). Everyone who knew Gerry is welcomed to share favourite photos, letters of condolence, send flowers and to contribute memorial donations to the “Heart and Stroke Foundation” or to any charity of your choice, via Gerry’s online tribute page at www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com or by contacting the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Services Inc., Langton (519)842-4238, entrusted with all funeral arrangements, with confidence.