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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Geurwin Pekins

Geurwin H. Pekins

December 18, 2018
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Geurwin H. Pekins, 90, of Canton, husband of the late Helen (Nowotka) Pekins, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Governor’s House in Simsbury. He was born March 3, 1928 in Rutland, VT, son of the late Claude H. and Ethel M. (Jones) Pekins and had lived in Canton for many years. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Pekins was a Machinist at Pratt and Whitney for many years prior to his retirement. Geurwin was a member of the Collinsville Fire Department and had enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his sister, Betty Wenzloff and her husband Larry of Torrington and many nieces and nephews.
His family will receive friends at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton on Monday, December 24th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a graveside service, 11:30 AM at Calvary Cemetery in Collinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS, P.O. Box 168, Collinsville CT 06022. Please visit Geurwin’s Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome for online tributes.
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  • Visitation

    December 24, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    December 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
    Vincent Funeral Home - Canton
    120 Albany Turnpike
    Canton, CT 06019
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  • Service

    December 24, 2018 | 11:30pm
    December 24, 2018 11:30pm
    Calvary Cemetery
    Collins Road
    Collinsville, CT 06022
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Kathy Perry

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I met Geurwin about a year after his wife had died. He showed me the ramp he'd put up for her and talked about what he was doing now that he was alone. I shared a few encouraging thoughts with him about the Bible's hope of a resurrection which seemed to be comforting to him; and then I just got in the habit of stopping by from time to time. Sometimes it was every few weeks, sometimes once a month. He would invite me in and we would enjoy a chat together. Then, in a gentlemanly gesture, he would walk me out to the car and hold the door open for me as I got in. Sometimes when I would come, he would be shoveling out his driveway...sometimes raking up his yard--he was spry and quite strong, and took pride in doing the work himself. And always he would walk me back out to my car. Even a few months back, when I stopped by to chat with him and his in-house helper, even as his health was deteriorating, he said he wished he could walk me out to my car; but he was having some trouble with the steps, so he thought he'd probably better not. But his heart was in the gentlemanly gesture. I will miss him. My condolences to his extended family.

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