Severin Sorger

Severin Heinrich Sorger

Thursday, June 30th, 1932 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Severin (Sepp) Sorger, born June 30, 1932, immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1956 with his first wife Helga. In 1982, Sepp was married to Alana (nee Ward deceased 2009) and became a happy Papa to her two young daughters, Allison and Leeanne. Over the years he became the grandfather to Allison's children Cheanise, Keichantae, Emma and Elijah and great-grandfather to Antonio. A long-time resident of Mericourt Road, Burlington, Sepp retired from the Union Gas Company over 25 years ago, but happily reminded us often and with great pride that he knew where the location of all the gas lines were in most of Halton. Sepp was a member of the Burlington Navy Club. He enjoyed watching the Bundesliga matches with Elijah and playing Golf with his friends. Sepp was well known in his neighbourhood as a kind, warm hearted, outgoing man and known for the “little sandwiches” he made for his many friends. Always accessible through his garage-turned-“man cave”, he would welcome his friends/neighbours for lunch or simply to chat over a rum and coke or a “half and half”.

He was “one of a kind “and he and his humour will be missed by those his life touched, especially his sister Rosemarie and her husband Helmut, brother Hans Günter, step daughters Allison and Leeanne and her partner Steve, grandchildren, great-grandchild, niece Beata and her husband Thomas, niece Carmen and her husband Eric Barnes, nephew Steven Neuert and wife Anne, nephew Johen and his wife Anke, his three nieces Petra, Antje and Silke and great nephew Fabian and great niece Leni.

Sepp passed away peacefully at his home on May 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Rest in Peace “Seppy”. We love you. Auf Wiedersehen … Wir Lieben dich!!!
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Hans Günter Sorger

Posted at 03:39pm
With sadness, grief and gratitude I think of my 'big' brother Sepp. I have good and fond memories of him and his generosity.
Our childhood and adolescence was not always easy in many ways. Back then, Sepp had been looking for a way for himself, but he did not forget us. He would often come to our home and buy food for us with his hard earned money.
In 1956, when he was 24, Sepp emigrated to Canada with his first wife Helga. I was still young, only 13 years old, and was sad that he went so far away. But I also admired his courage to leave everything behind and start a new life in a far away land. I often thought of how it would have been like if he had stayed in Germany.
The marriage with Helga broke up. Sepp met Alana. They married and Alana brought Allison and Leeanne into the marriage. Grandchildren came later: Cheanise, Keichantae, Emma, Elijah. Sepp even became a great-grandfather with the birth of Antonio. That's how he built a good life in Canada with a dear family.
We had too little contact, but our time together was always valuable to me. I like to think of his visits to Germany and my visits to Canada. Sepp liked to laugh and was always ready to have fun. Stories and memories were exchanged lively. Together we hit some golf balls and spent many hours in his house or in his small garage, in which he had made himself at home.
We spoke regularly on the phone and it was nice for me to be in touch and to partake a little of his life.
It is comforting for me to know that he died peacefully surrounded by his family.
I miss him very much and hope he has rest in peace.
Hans Günter Sorger

Antje Kirfel

Posted at 03:35pm
Petra and I were 12 and 11 years old when our uncle Sepp came to Germany from Canada and we met him for the first time. We thought that was really great. For us small girls he was an imposing figure. He was tall, funny, he joked with us and and we quickly took him to our hearts.
Many years later we visited our uncle in Canada: 2009 Petra with her husband Udo. 2011 Petra and I together with our father Hans Günter (Sepp's younger brother).
We enjoyed his great hospitality, the happy get-together, the delicious sandwiches in his house, or in his small realm: the garage. Sepp, the garage and a refreshing rum coke somehow belonged together. We listened with great interest to the shared stories and memories of Sepp and Hans Günter.
Even though we spent only little time with Uncle Sepp, we had the impression that he was in good hands with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his friends and dear neighbors. It was a very beautiful and eventful time for us.
We like to think of him and his mischievious smile.

Jochen Scheel

Posted at 08:15am
When I met my mother's brother, Uncle Sepp, I was 12 years old and he was visiting Germany, his old home, for the first time. He bought my first pair of jeans and a corduroy jacket - something very special for a teenager in Germany at the time.
On his second visit I was able to drive him to some beautiful places in Germany by car.
In 2010 and 2016 we (my wife Anke and my son Fabian) visited him in Burlingten.
Uncle Sepp was a gracious, generous and humorous host and we have taken him to our hearts.
LIeber Onkel Sepp, wir vermissen Dich sehr und werden oft an Dich denken!

Carmen Barnes

Posted at 04:39pm
As a child Uncle Sepp would always tease me by getting a handkerchief out of his pocket and rub it on my freckles saying “there is some dirt on your nose”. He was always supportive throughout my life and always jovial when my husband and I would visit him. We will miss him terribly.
We love you Seppy
Carmen and Eric

Wayne keith

Posted at 07:51pm
Thx Seppy. You were a pleasure to work for. I’ll always remember our Christmas get togethers in the garage best potato salad ever. Two Fingers Keith. Rest In Peace

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