1944 - 2022
Obituary of Don Vermeulen
went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Tytgat). Loving father of Christine Boivin (Pat), Gary, Chad (Ryna), Damon Sadler and Bryan Sadler (Jessica). Proud grandfather of Autumn (Greg), Cora, William, Kaylee and Dean. Dearest brother of Robert and wife Dorothy and the late Ron (2021) and partner Joyce Pearce. Dear brother-in-law of Judy Tann (Mike) and Carol Myers (Greg). He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. After 42 years of service, Don retired from Chrysler. He loved spending time in his woodworking shop always reaching for his Cadillac standard. Don also loved dancing and music. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Franklin Gardens who went above and beyond to care for him. He was known as the Gentle Giant with a gentle soul. Visitation will take place on Monday, February 14, 2022 , at Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) from 2 - 4 pm and 6 pm until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Don's life at 7:30 pm. Reservations and masks are required. If desired, memorial donations made to Second Chance Ministry would be appreciated. Please visit the link provided on Don's web page at www.reidfuneralhome.ca for viewing the service from home or to RSVP, share memories, photos or make a donation online.