(1943 – 2012)
Konrad Baerveldt passed away peacefully on July 10th, 2012, from congestive heart failure in Jakarta, Indonesia, surrounded by family.
Konrad is survived by Hannah (nee Mason) Baerveldt, his loving wife of 15 years, children Gieselle (Michael) Tkaczuk, Oonagh (Toby) Bates, Lawrence Baerveldt, their mother Diana Baerveldt, and loving grandchildren Ava and Dylan. He will be sadly missed by his brothers, Matthew Baerveldt and Dr. George Baerveldt, and their families.
Konrad was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, immigrating with his family to Toronto in 1979. He founded Emseal, manufacturer of expansion joints and precompressed joint sealants in Mississauga, ON and Westborough, MA, USA. His decades of industry acumen and inventiveness led to five product patents in the sealant industry in North America. Konrad was an entrepreneur, businessman and employer who will be fondly remembered by those who worked with him for his strong work ethic, sense of fairness, compassion and kindness.
The family would like to thank Toronto cardiologists Dr Luigi Casella and Dr David Newman and endocrinologist Dr William Singer, Singapore cardiologists Dr Bernard Ee and Dr Kheng-Siang Ng and his cardiologist in Jakarta Dr Muhammad Munawar, for their help over the years.
A private memorial service is being held in Toronto. For those who wish, contributions to the Konrad Baerveldt Memorial Fund can be made via http:// www.susiladharma.org.
Saturday August 18, 2012
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