Passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side at the Lennox and Addington County Hospital in Napanee on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Gerland Gaensicke at age 78. Beloved husband of Pat Gaensicke and dear father of Christine Martin (Steve Keeley), Jennifer Couvreur (Peter) and Michelle Armstrong (late Scott). Papa to Mathew (Brianna), Braedon (Miranda) and Ashlee Couvreur, Jeremy and Cole Martin and Joshua and Ayden Armstrong. Great-grandfather of Maisie and Ophelia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Fritz and Ruth Gaensicke and by his brother Roy. Cremation has taken place, no services are planned at this time. Memorial donations made to the Lennox and Addington County Hospital Foundation (for the Palliative care Unit) would be appreciated by the family. In the care of Hannah Funeral Home, in Napanee.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew –
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
– John Gillespie Magee (1922-41)
L&A County General Hospital Foundation
8 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee ON K7R 2Z4