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In Memory of
Frank Gerber
September 4, 1936 – March 5, 2024 - Age 87


Gerber, Frank, passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Southampton Hospital on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Joan Gerber (nee Carter). Loving and proud father to Debbie Gerber, Wendy (Brent) Williams and Tim Gerber who passed away in November 2023. Extremely proud grandpa to Nathan and Lauren. Remembered by his beloved sister Sharon (James) Lebold and his sister-in-law Lucille Gerber. Predeceased by his parents Amos & Clara Gerber, brother Ken Gerber and his sister Doris and her husband Ralph Bast. Also remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family members and friends.

Born and raised on a farm, Frank took to the profession at a young age. A master of his craft, family man, violin player and follower of Christ, he started with his first farm outside the town of Milverton as a newlywed with his wife Joan across the road from where he grew up. This is where they started their family.

In the late 70s, the family relocated to Shallow Lake for a number of years and Frank tried his hand in farm real estate and started a tree transplanting business with a neighbour and called it “Ready-made Shade”.

Frank, who realized that farming was his real passion, found a farm outside of Port Elgin and this is where he remained with his wife Joan for the next 38 years. Together they started “Gerber Sod Farm” growing Kentucky Blue Grass with the help of his son Tim. He also spent many years cash cropping corn and soybeans.

The local radio controlled flying club has been flying at the family’s farm for many years.

The farm was his home until he went home to be with the Lord. Now Frank is strolling across Heaven with his friend Jesus.

Visitation will be held at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Saturday March 9th 2024 from 9:30am to 11am. A Funeral service for Frank will be held immediately following the visitation in the chapel of the funeral home at 11am. Interment at the Southampton Cemetery. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow in the Bevan Hall at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 248 High St. Southampton.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital foundation.