VANDERHYDEN, Tristan Joseph Vanderhyden - 1998 - 2022
Our beloved Tristan left us early Sunday morning November 6, 2022, after a brief bout with a very aggressive cancer.
His parents, Nicole and Delphford, and older sister Jessica, were with him in the last few hours, after tending for him round the clock at home and in hospital for two months.
Tristan always spoke about the importance of family, a word he pronounced with deliberate slowness and emphasis.
He gave us all in that family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and others, a precious two dozen years, filling our lives with joy, caring, grace and a warm, glowing light. His lovely, caring manner touched everyone he met.
In the last few days his room was filled with immediate family members, friends from school and work, as well as some of the hospital staff who were touched by his gracious presence.
Tristan may not have had a long life - he was only 24 - but he nevertheless managed to impress upon those of us who knew him of the importance of kindness, consideration of others and, above all, unconditional love.
His family wants to thank the nurses, doctors, specialists and support staff at Mount Sinai and Toronto General hospitals for their care and attention to our beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.
A remembrance and celebration of his life will take place at St. Paul’s-on-the-hill Anglican Church, 882 Kingston Road, Pickering, ON L1V 1A8 on Saturday, November 12. Viewing of urn and pictures 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Service begins at 1:00 p.m. Parking available on site.
Tristan's favourite colour was purple, so if you wish, you may wear something purple.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to supportsinai.ca and look for Temmy Latner Palliative Fund or call 1-800-565-8555.