Obituary: Gerard Backes

At the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 6, 2019, Gerry Backes of Williamsburg, age 81. Loving husband of Claire Backes (nee Riopelle) for 60 years. Loving father of Louise Vachon of Morrisburg, Lynn Thurler (Nick) of South Mountain and Debbie Rogers (Derek) of Hallville. Dear brother of Rose Seguin of Ottawa, Arthur Backes (Yvette) of Vanier, Leo Backes (Marguerite) of South Mountain and Norman Backes of Chesterville. Gerry will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Eric (Laura), Robert (Brittany), Danielle (Andrew), Lise, Chantal (Dwyer), Michel (Kaitlyn), Travis and Caitlin and his great-grandchildren Rylee, Lilah, Kylie, Carson, Avery, William, Keegan, Raelynn and Wyatt. Predeceased by his sisters Edna Marcil and Elise Backes and his brothers Leonard and Joseph. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements

Friends may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, July 13th from 9 a.m. until time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Diabetes Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at

Interment of Cremated Remains

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Morrisburg

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