It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Paul Vanderschot. He died of coronary heart failure, on February 15, 2023, at age 48.
Beloved son of Ernie and Marga Vanderschot. Loving brother of Julie (Mike Borish), Ottawa, Vera (Ted Magtanong), Sarnia, Ingrid (Paul Battler), St. Marys and the late Ben Vanderschot who is survived by Terri-Lynn Van Herk (Don), Monkton. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Paul had a thirst for knowledge and alternative perspectives. His ongoing search for deeper meaning in life and probing conversations were greatly appreciated by his family and friends and widened all our horizons.
In recent years, Paul preferred solitude while he explored the world through his intellect and technology.
As a child, Paul attended Holy Name Elementary (St. Marys) and St. Michael High School (Stratford), where he shared lots of laughter and created great memories with beloved friends.
He was easy going, witty and adventurous – and passionate about basketball. Later he attended the University of Windsor and college in Vancouver, which fostered an interest in computer programming and the mobility to live in a number of places before settling in Sarnia.
We all wish there were more memories to cherish. He was deeply loved. May he be at peace.
Cremation has taken place in Sarnia with inurnment to take place at St. Marys Cemetery, at a later date.
There will be a private memorial service for the family.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the:
Canadian Institute for Advancements in Mental Health 95 King St E Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5C 1G4