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Eduardus(Ed) Whilhelmus Sondermeyer
September 4, 1942 - January 4, 2021
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<div itemprop="description">After celebrating his favourite time of the year, Ed passed away suddenly at the age of 78, after a long battle with the consequences of the stroke he had in 2008.<br>Viriginie lost a wonderful husband of 53 years, Elidee (Chris Furtado) and Vincent (Lisa O’Brien) a loving and supportive father, and Kieran, Sofie, Erin, as well as Jayden and Liana an unforgettable Opa with a cane.<br>He was born on the Caribbean island of Curacao, lived and studied as a young man in the Netherlands before immigrating to Canada in 1966. He worked with pleasure many years at ITL until his retirement in 1999. Ed loved to spend his free time maintaining his house with pride, reading, playing bridge with friends and colleagues or giving a helping hand when needed, but most of all spending quality time with family.<br>He will be lovingly remembered by his oldest brother Gus (Anja) in Burlington, ON’ his sister Fran (Jan) and brothers Hans (Hermien), Paul (Marian), Ton (Annemieke), Ben (Anita) in the Netherlands. His twin brother Gerard predeceased him.<br>Very special thanks to his caregiver Florence for her dedication until the last moment of his life. <br>There will be a private service for family members. When we are able to gather again, we will remember this gentle man in the backyard of our home.<br><br></div>