Gerhard Lindenblatt, aged 95, peacefully passed away on October 27, 2023, in London, Ontario, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bischofstein, Germany, Gerhard was preceded in death by his beloved wife Margaret in 2012, his older brother Bernhard in 2008, his younger brother Helmut in 2017, and his nephew Peter in 2019. He is survived by his daughters Erica, Monica (Cliff), and Krista (Jeff), as well as his grandchildren Crystal, Sean, Taylor, Stephanie (Grant), and great-granddaughter Abbigail. Gerhard will always be remembered as a caring uncle to Randy (Deb), Ralph (Carol) from Kingston, and Michael (Regina) from Germany, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives in Austria.
In 1953, Gerhard immigrated to Canada with his future wife Margaret. Together with his brothers, they established the thriving Linden Photo Co. in the Covent Garden Market Building in London, Ontario in 1957. Throughout his successful career, Gerhard utilized his extensive wisdom, helping countless individuals along the way. Taking immense pride in his family, Gerhard created lasting memories by taking them on numerous trips to Florida, Europe, and Kingston. Additionally, Gerhard found great joy in his hobby as an enthusiastic stamp collector, dedicating countless hours to studying and organizing his collection.
Gerhard will leave a void in the lives of those who knew and cherished him. He consistently encouraged everyone to embrace peace, leaving behind a legacy of compassion. As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, let us pray for his eternal peace. Visitation will be held at Harris Funeral Home, located at 220 St. James Street on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 4-6 p.m. A Funeral Mass in remembrance of Gerhard will take place at St. Peter’s Basilica, situated at 196 Dufferin Avenue on Thursday, November 2, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. The family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul, Mission Services, St. Peter’s Basilica, or a charity of your choice, as a tribute to Gerhard Lindenblatt’s remarkable life.