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Van Duyn, Gerrie

Gerrie Van Duyn - Spirit Award 2013Gerrie Van Duyn was one of the founding members in 1987, of the Christian Reform Church Volunteer Group at the Dew Drop Inn. While original members have come and gone, Gerrie has remained faithful for over 25 years and acts as the groups’ coordinator and planner. Gerrie accepts everyone as an equal and worthy of her respect. Gerrie has also been a volunteer in her church community. She has dedicated over 10 years of her time to helping young grade 2 children develop fine motor skills by teaching them to knit. She has also worked with the physically disabled, assisting them with Pool Therapy at the Frank Murphy community centre at St. Joseph’s Heritage. “Neighbours helping neighbours” is the motto of the Dew Drop Inn and Gerrie Van Duyn has been a prime example of this philosophy for over 25 years.