Addy was a very kind and loving person who will be sadly missed by his devoted wife, Crystal Lovely, his loving daughter Terri (Barry), grandson Braden (Taylor), sister-in-law Patti, nephew Christopher (Jo), niece Tina, and many good friends and family. Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Maria, and brother, Martin.
Addy was born in Eindhoven, Holland, but also spent part of his childhood in South Africa. When he came to Canada, he called Montreal home before moving to Kitchener and settling in close to his brother, Martin, and working for him at Scancolour. More recently, he pursued rewarding work, and loved the opportunity he had, to help people through his job at GRT Mobility Plus.
Living on the Speed river in Preston was a dream come true, with many opportunities to enjoy a beautiful backyard and the nature all around. For 17 years, Addy and Crystal also looked forward to yearly springtime trips to their home-away-from-home in Puerto Vallarta, loving the people and atmosphere and the time they got to spend together there.
His other love was BMW motorcycles (he had two!). He was part of the Ontario BMW Motorcycle Club for many years. Addy's passion was to ride the open road and he still had many other places on his bucket list.
Addy was always smiling, and we will forever remember his sparkling blue eyes, genuine laughter, and his good nature.
A special thank you to the nursing staff at Freeport Hospital for the compassionate care they provided and words of thanks to his wonderful friends and neighbours.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Addy’s Life will be held at a later date.
“Go wherever the road takes you, Addy and hold that throttle wide open!”