Louis Vermeersch


The passing of Louis “Lou” Vermeersch of Keswick Ridge, NB, husband of Claudia (Sears) Vermeersch occurred on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Fredericton Hospice House.  He was born on May 25, 1941 in Gits, Belgium, the son of the late Joseph and Madeleine (Espeel) Vermeersch.  Lou worked as an Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Bristol Aerospace, IMP Aerospace, Canadian Helicopters and Litton Systems.  He was a member of St. Dunstan’s Parish and was involved in the music ministry of the church.  Lou enjoyed woodworking, and was an avid golfer.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Illyana Vermeersch (John Powers) of Hanwell, NB and Christopher Vermeersch (Kim) of Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Brandon Emery and Alexandra Vermeersch, Olivia, Abigail and Samantha Powers; great grandchild, Willow Emery; sister, Annette Coker of Toledo, OH; brother, Reginald Vermeersch (Mickey) of Courtice, ON; brother in law, Tom Jones; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Nicholas Vermeersch; brother, Percival Vermeersch; sister, Cecile Jones.


The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Dunstan’s Parish on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 12 Noon with Father Peter Osborne as celebrant.  Those attending the Mass will be required to wear a mask.  The service will also be available through the funeral home’s website www.yorkfh.com (Link at top of the obituary). For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com