Gerhard Heidelberg, late of Abbotsford, BC, walked into the arms of his Savior on October 25, 2016. After a courageous battle with melanoma, he has finally received the healing he desired. He was 66. Gerhard is survived by Hettie, his wife of 43 years; his six children, Christel (Dave) Zandstra (Lauren, Kaitlyn, Ryan), Rifka (Mike) Blokker (Noah, Samuel, Brooklynn, Desmond), Pete (Jess) Heidelberg (Aiden, Connor, Madi, Nolan), Alex (Leslie) Heidelberg (Skyler, Portia), Mark (Brittany) Heidelberg (Morgan, Vera, Julian) and Vince Heidelberg. Gerhard was born in Bergentheim, The Netherlands on February 7, 1950. On September 14, 1973, he married the love of his life, Hettie. In 1977 they moved to Abbotsford, BC and in 1978 Gerhard and Hettie started their business, Heidelberg Landscaping and moved to Matsqui Prairie. The Lord blessed them with 6 healthy children in 10 years. After 22 years living in Matsqui they moved to Mt. Lehman in 2000. Gerhard loved his work and was eager to share this insight and knowledge with his children. His 16 grandchildren were all special to him and it softened his personality. The last year of Gerhard’s life was a difficult one but he remained upbeat and positive to the end. The family wishes to thank all the many friends, family, Christian community and business associates who surrounded our family with their love and support. A special thanks to Dr. Uhlman, Dr. Bhatt, and to the palliative care team at ARHCC for making it possible for Gerhard to be at home for the last month. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church, 33947 King Road, Abbotsford, BC with Rev. R. Schouten officiating. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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