ZEH, Konrad (CORDES) - July 21, 1936 - September 1, 2016
We are sad to announce that Konrad passed away at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital on September 1, 2016.
He is survived by his adoring wife Teresa (Teri) Cordes, son Mark and granddaughter Samantha. Predeceased by son Brian in 2013.
Konrad was a brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin, father-in-law, neighbour and friend to many. Konrad was born in Germany and came to Canada in 1953. He was an active resident in the Bay Ridges area in Pickering, Ontario, since the early 1960s and a former member of PESCA, LACAC and United Way Board of Directors.
In 2001, he retired from the Printing industry, Typesetter turned Proofreader and became an avid motorcyclist, specifically sidecar motorcycles. He and Teresa enjoyed many adventurous trips in that sidecar and made countless friends on their travels.
Konrad was a man you did not forget. He will be remembered as he was in life: unconventional, frugal and practical. And in keeping with that, no formal service will be held.
A remembrance celebration will be held on September 17, 2016.
Contact family for details. In lieu of flowers, donations to Rouge Valley Ajax-Pickering Hospital for staff education is requested by family.
On Monday, April 25, 2016, 'Gus', surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully in his 92nd year. He was born in Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland in 1924. He flew in World War II with the RAF and immigrated to Canada in 1946. As one of twelve children, he is survived by his sister Eileen Hickey. Devoted husband to Dr. Vera Solowska for 60 years. Loving father of Helen (Marc Carere), Tom (Anne) and Peg (Tom Best). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Emily, Andrew, Dominique, Luke, Jeff, Richard, Melanie, Amy, Colin, Jenna and his great-grandchildren Anna Bella, Sophia, Cosmo and Kiana. He was always a mentor and loving advisor to his children, their peers and his grandchildren. On May 2nd, friends may visit at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. (East Gate entrance) from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service in the Chapel at 11 a.m - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-duane&pid=179788240&fhid=17702#sthash.yZVARBov.dpuf