Monica L. Perk
PERK; Monica ~ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Monica Perk on January 9th, 2020 after a long and challenging battle of Cancer. Forever loved and remembered by her daughter Julia Perk, her mother Erica Perk, her siblings and in laws, Fred Perk, Caroline Maset, Dennis Maset, Jeanette Perk, Tor Windelov, Mark Perk, her nieces Stephanie, Veronica and Sonia Maset and Gerhard Kloth. Monica was born on February 18th, 1968 to Manfred and Erica Perk. She grew up in Ida, Ontario and then later graduated from Wilfred Laurier and attained her MBA – Finance from York University. Monica was known for her excellence in numbers but known more for how strong of a fighter she was. Throughout her whole life if she wanted something, she stopped at nothing till she accomplished it. She beat 3rd stage throat cancer on May 4th, 2017 but later got diagnosed with 3rd stage lung cancer on May 2nd, 2019. Everyday she put on her strongest face and showed everyone all the fight she had in her. When you couldn’t find Monica around the house she was almost always in the garden. She loved growing vegetables and making things beautiful. She loved all plants but her favorite were daisy’s. She was a generous spirit always seeking to help anyone who needed it.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St.Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Millbrook, ON at 11:00 am on Friday, January 17th with a lunch gathering after. In memory of Monica, donations to your local Hospice , the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online donations or condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com
Monica (or Mouse as I called her throughout high school and university) was a brilliant mind with a fantastic sense of humour. Although she has left this earth, she has not left our memories. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven.
At the times Monica came to visit us she displayed a bright, joyous and warm personality. We'll miss her dearly.
Hank & Betsie Keyzers
Dear Erica, Julia and everyone in your extended family - please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Erica. I was so saddened to learn this news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Don Cumming Ottawa
Don C. Cumming
You will be sadly missed. There many strong and good memories associated with you. The World is less good now with your passing, but I shall maintain my promise to you, so sleep the sleep of the weary until we meet again.
May you rest in peace Monica. I have fond memories of Monica as we went to school together and lived in the same village of Ida. Always kind and a bright smile on her face thinking of the Perk family my condolences Marilyn Kinsman
We send our deepest condolences to Julia, Erica and family. We remember Monica's cheery disposition, her sense of fun and her love of flowers. Sending love and peace, Tanys and Gord
Tanys Howell and Gord Phillips
As I look back, I treasure such fond memories of joking around as kids at the farm. You could always make me laugh. Your kind spirit is everlasting. You will be missed and never forgotten.
So sorry to hear this news. We remember Monica as a loving child at church in the seventies. Condolences to all the family.
Brian and Liz Crangle