With the heaviest of hearts, we must announce the passing of Carlos who lost his courageous battle with cancer on January 27, with his family at his side. Husband, best friend and soulmate of Kelly (Gates) beloved father of Joshua, Devon and Peyton, son of Klaus Burmeister and Eva Ledesma, brother to Carmen (Roland) and Claus (Helene). Carlos will be remembered by many nieces and nephews as well as many close friends. His genuine laugh and outgoing nature endeared him to everyone he touched. While Carlos enjoyed a long and successful career with Opentext, his first loves were his family, soccer and his community. Although very humble, Carlos was a pillar of minor sports for Huntsville and served for many years not only as a trainer/coach in minor hockey but was also a driving force within the Huntsville Soccer Club. Carlos found true joy in working with and teaching young REP soccer players, both boys and girls. His calm, inspirational leadership, skills and love for the game made him a role model favourite with both his players and their families. Carlos believed that "every kid should have their own soccer ball". It is for this reason we have set up the TEAM CARLOS FOUNDATION to provide kids in need with their own soccer ball. The Huntsville Soccer Club is naming an annual tournament in Carlos' name and will also assist the foundation in distributing soccer balls to children internationally. Expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations can be forwarded to the Team Carlos Foundation at: https://ca.gofundme.com/f/team-carols-every-kid-needs-a-soccer-ball?qid=7e58f2354d56bda5bf683a9dd3bb6d51
Arrangements have been entrusted to Billingsley Funeral Home where cremation has taken place as per Carlos's wishes. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions a Celebration of Life is planned for this summer on the McCulley-Robertson Soccer field in Huntsville (date to follow). We will celebrate his life, his love and his need to make the world a better place.