Condolence & Memory Journal

I think Mr. V was the kindest and only true gentleman I have ever known. He was retained as the architect when the bldg. for the restaurant was being transformed. Later he was quite a frequent diner. I came to know him, and some of his family, over the years.
One day he came for lunch and he told me he had a dream that I served him espresso and ate the accompanying lemon twist. It was funny. The next time he came in and ordered the espresso after his meal I served it w/o the lemon twist and when he asked me where it was I pulled it out of my mouth! We laughed from then on about it. What fun he was! And Mrs. V too!
Condolences to the family and please hold your memories forever.

Posted by Leigh (Petit) Burke - Canon City, CO - Friend   June 02, 2021

Lisa, so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Our thoughts and prayer's are with you, your Mother, Joey and your kids.

Posted by Cliff Riggs and Stephanie Stumph-Nagel - Friend   May 31, 2021

I have fond memories of Gerard and Willy of their time in Canon City and building their home on a chunk of the Nash Ranch. Gerard would often visit my parents and visa versa. What a fun, intelligent person to be around. Always a smile and kind word for a person or a situation. May all the great memories help Willy and family through a difficult time.

Posted by Biddy Nash Holloway - Friend   May 28, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My memories working for Mr Gerard through the years and being part of the Verkaik family is a blessing to me. I can't even begin to express my love for all of you.

Posted by Jody Fields - Friend   May 28, 2021

Sending our condolences for your loss. Although it has been many years since I had seen Gerard, I remember many great times that he and my father shared over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Verkaik family during this difficult time.


Posted by Danny Tezak - Canon City, CO - Acquaintance   May 27, 2021