Peacefully, with family by side, Sidney “Sid” Vandermeer passed away at LHSC-University Hospital, London on November 29th, 2021 at the age of 51. Loving spouse of Cindy Lou Skater. Devoted father of Taylor Vandermeer. Adored son of the late Gerrit Vandermeer and Jantje Vandermeer (Zwart). Sid will be missed by his siblings Diane (Henry) Noordhof, Teresa (Raymond) Kootstra and Linda (Ken) Atkinson and Henry (Sarah) Vandermeer , his parents-in-law Donna (Terry) Skater and his sisters-in-law TerryLyn Skater (John Sherriff) and Ginger Skater (Terry Timlatt).In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!