Gerber, Mary


1937 - 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Gerber on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at the age of 84. She was predeceased by her husband Karl and survived by her children Karl Shawn (Delia), and Stephen Dale (Karen).

Mary was born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, and her parents moved and settled in the Kirkland Lake area when Mary was to begin school. This is where she met her long-time best friend Kay (Beaudoin). Here in Kirkland Lake is where she met her husband Karl and married him in 1960.

Mary loved spending time at the cottage. It was her happiest place to be. She loved watching the morning sunrise over Round Lake. It is here that she taught her daughter-in-law Karen how to identify and forage for edible wild mushrooms.

The family would like to express a deep thank you to Danielle Lafond for helping Mary over the last couple of years, allowing her to remain in her apartment and some independence.

Upon Mary’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Her ashes will remain at her “happy place” where she will be able to watch the morning sunrise

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Gerber family

So sorry for your loss. I had many enjoyable phone conversations with Mary. We were both looking forward to the time we could meet in person for our chats. I will miss our chats.
She so looked forward to her times at the cottage.
She also talked often of her family, all of whom were very dear to her.

Diana Scott, October 8, 2021

The Gerber Family

Condolences to the Family....First met Karl and Mary while working at Gordon Stationery, they came in quite often to photocopy all their speedsheets, which they did my hand.....nice sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, October 11, 2021

To Karl and Mary's Family.

It was with deep sadness , I learned of Mary's passing. It was a fair amount of time , that I learned of Karl 's passing. I enjoyed both of them. We also live at 1 Lakeshore Rd. Karl would rap softly on our apartment door, and have a wee visit. We have missed them , very much. God Bless.

Judy E Mills & Norm Lalond. , October 14, 2021

Shawn and Dale

My deepest sympathies, your mom was a great lady! I will always remember spending time at the cottage with you and your family. Hopefully she's hanging out with my dad right now. Hugs to both of you.

nicole allard, October 14, 2021

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