Mary Gervason

A photo of Mary Gervason


St. Mary's Church
Saturday August 25, 2018
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday August 24, 2018
2:00 - 5:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Mary Magdelena Gervason (nee Van De Velde) passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Chatham Kent Hospice, on Tuesday August 21st, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Born 82 years ago, she was the youngest child of Alphonse and Martha (DeMeester) Van De Velde. She was raised on the family farm in Wallaceburg On, then eventually became a long-time Blenheim resident.

Mary was the beloved wife of Ron Gervason for 62 wonderful years. She was a loving mother to 5 children, Paulette Steel & the late Rick (2012), Dave Gervason & Yolanda Brisco, Pamela & Leon Dorssers, Patty & Dave Smith, Yvette White & Paul Rivait. She was an amazing grandmother to her 12 grandchildren, Adam & Nathalie Steel, Julia & Ernie Jenkins, Eric & Vanessa Steel, Corey & Natalie Gervason, Aaron & Amanda Gervason, Heather & Jeremy Vlasschaert, Drew & Angele Dorssers, Lee Dorssers, Tiffany & Aaron Benoit, Rachel Smith, Jillian White & Armando Lucarelli, Vanessa White & Brad McCallum. She adored her 14 great grandchildren: Alexys, Oliver, Reagan, Sophia, Lachlan, Grant, Autumn, Evelyn, Isabelle, Ivy, Koraline, Elliot, Emmett, Nolan, and the 15th on the way. Mary will also be remembered by her special step grandchildren Chris & Danny Smith, Jason, Jeff, Kelly & Brandon Brisco, Shelby Rivait.

Mary was the youngest sister to the late Rene & Alice Van De Velde, Nascarino & the late Harry Rosseel, Clara & the late Alton Brown. Sister-in-law of Paul & the late Gladys Gervason of Nova Scotia. She will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews & dear friends that were like family to her.

Mary and Ron owned and operated the IGA grocery store in Blenheim for 5 years. Following that, they opened the BP Mini Mart/Petro Canada gas station and variety store, that they owned and operated for 20 years. Following their retirement in 1989, Mary & Ron enjoyed a small farm in Harwich Township.

Special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mayo, Dr. Chandrasena, the caregivers and volunteers of the Chatham-Kent Hospice for the kindness, dignity and compassion shown to Mary and her family during her final weeks.

Family and friends will be received at Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 95 Marlborough St. Blenheim. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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My condolences to Mary's friends and family.

Ron & family I just found out about ur wife & Mother. I'm sending u my deepest condolences & sympathy for ur lost.

Our deepest sympathy to your family Mary was a wonderful lady Akways greeting you with a big smile

Paulette, Adam, Julia, Eric and families. We were sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother's passing. You are in our thoughts. With sympathy, Phil and Jody Vilaranda and family.

Aunt Mary was a vibrant, positive soul who brought out the best in everyone she met. She is at peace now with God. What a life lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life. .

You were always my favourite Mary......I will never forget you. Rest in eternal peace.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Yvette, Paul & Family Sorry for your loss of your Mom and Grandma. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Always remember Mom is not far away and will watch over her loved ones everyday. May God guide you through this sorrowful time and take your Mom to his house in Paradise.

Ron and family our deepest sympathy. Mary was a great lady Rest in peace.

Ron and Family: So sorry for the loss of Mary. She was, indeed a lovely person. With prayers and caring, Jerry and Jean

my deeppest aympathies to the family..mary was the sweetest woman one could ever have met. may she rest in piece ..

to RON AND FAMILY, my thoughts and prayers go out to you in the passing of Mary,a lovely lady ,she will be missed, Mary loved playing cards SINCERELY GAIL BALTZER.

Sincerest sympathy to everyone. Sylvia (Ralph) Burk and family

Dear Patty, I’m so sorry my Friend. ❤️ I will be thinking of and praying for you and your family.

My condolences to the Gervason family .Rest easy Mary.

I am very sorry for your loss of Mary recently. She was a wonderful person and I have some very fond memories of her when we worked together at the BP station in the mid 70’s. Ron and Mary were a big part of my life back then and I looked up to both of them as role models and for inspiration. Good memories like that last a lifetime and I think of them often. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. during your time of mourning.

Ron and Families. .....We extend our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Mary 's smile was so infectious, and her kindness was such a Special part of her. When ever you entered the store or on the street, that is what was you were greeted with. Mary touched many lives over the years. May she rest peacefully and face no more challenging health issues. May her wonderful memories be with all of you. Charlie and Barb Cowell from Gowganda Ontario.

Dear Ron, So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. May you and your family find strength and comfort during these days. Will be in touch with you when we get home from vacation. Bill and Olwen Terris

Our deepest sympathy to your family at this sad time.

My deepest condolences in the passing of Mrs Gervason. She was such an amazing lady. Always had a huge smile and a kind word for everybody. May all your loving memories comfort you at this time.

Our deepest condolences, Rest in peace

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

Ron and Family. My heart is with you all. Mary was a wonderful friend and a lovely person. Mary, til we will meet again.

Our thoughts and prayers and condolences to Ron and all of the Family members at this sad time, but Mary is now at peace and no more pain! God bless one and all.

Ron and family, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Mary. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. She was a wonderful woman, always with a smile on her face. May she Rest in Peace.

Paulette, Mr. Gervason, Dave, Pam, Patty, & Collette I am truly sorry for loss of your loved one. I remember your mother as a kind and gentle soul, she always made me feel so welcomed when picking up Paulette for school and when I came over to play on the weekends. Your mother had a beautiful smile and heart of gold. Even though I have't seen your family in a long time, I do remember what good times I had growing up. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Pam, Patty and The Rest of The Gervason Family. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Its never easy. Thankfully the memories and the love she gave will always be with you. Glenn Wright

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.