Apr 24, 2016

IN MEMORIAM | Emerson Sauder

My deepest, heartfelt condolences go to my friend Steve Sauder [left] on the loss of his son Emerson, who passed away from cancer on Apr. 20th. He was only 21.

Steve, I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for you and your family's tremendous loss. Your statement on facebook was so touching and I thank you for sharing your feelings.

Our friendship began decades ago, when you and your noisy "rowing machine" found their way into my home and into my heart. Sometimes that feels like it was forever ago and other times, like this, it feels like only yesterday.

There has been and always will be a special place in my heart for you and right now that place feels hurt, because I know you hurt and there's nothing I can do to take that pain away.

May your higher power comfort and guide you through the days ahead and please know, I love you.

Kenneth Emerson Leavoy


Emerson Vincent Sauder, age 21, of Mississauga, Ontario, passed away on Wednesday (April 20, 2016) at his home after a courageous battle with Ewings Sarcoma cancer. He was the beloved son of Rosanna Sansalone-Sauder and Steven Guy Sauder and brother Matthew Sauder of Mississauga Ontario.

Emerson was born in Mississauga, Ontario on March 2, 1995 where he grew up. Emerson was a highly successful third year mathematics student at York University in Toronto where he had countless friends before he was forced to suspend his studies due to his illness. Emerson also leaves behind his step father Denis Trottier, beloved girlfriend Mireille Haddad, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Emerson was an incredible person and loved spending time with Mireille, his family and friends. He also loved to build and paint miniature model figurines and spend time playing games with his friends online. 

Optionally, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ewings Cancer Foundation of Canada @ http://ewingscancer.ca 

The family wishes to thank the countless doctors, nurses and staff at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, also CCAC staff and caregivers and countless friends, who's support made it possible to provide Emerson with comfort and a good quality of life during his last few months with us.