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Obituary for Eric Andrew Exel

Eric Andrew  Exel
EXEL, Eric Andrew.

It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of our sweet boy at the young age of 26. Eric Andrew Exel, born July 13, 1993, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Grand River Hospital. Treasured son of David Exel and Marlene & John Askes. Much loved brother of Melissa Exel (Brandon Wilhelm), Cameron Exel, and Jillian Askes (Kyle Puljar). Dear grandson of Eric & Nikki Exel of Lucknow and John and Mary Vanderleeuw of Mount Forest. Predeceased by his beloved aunt, Wendy George (2017). Also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles and extended family who loved him dearly. Special friend of Dave Drost, Cameron Wilhelm, Blair Regular, and all of his friends at the CORE program.

The family wishes to express our sincere gratitude to a whole host of dedicated medical professionals who made it possible for us to have 26 years with Eric. Your compassion and kindness will never be forgotten. You are too many to mention. Special thanks to the CORE program and to all of you at Grand River Hospital ICU. You are an incredible team and your kindness and compassion made all the difference for our family. Thank you.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Kids Country Club (Cambridge) or Kids Ability, where Eric received such good care.

Eric's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (519-749-8467) on Wednesday September 25, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Private cremation has taken place.

You fought hard. You fought bravely. You never complained. And through the years, you taught us all so very much. Rest easy, sweet Eric. You were so loved.
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