Carlos Mateo Eric BURMEISTER
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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: 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.

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Published in Muskoka Region News on Feb. 2, 2021.
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February 12, 2021
I met Carlos as a colleague at Opentext. He was thoughtful, incredibly talented, and kind. He is dearly missed. Not a conversation would go by without his positive and cheerful personality resonated with me or the team in meetings. My condolences to his family and friends. God bless each of you and Carlos.
Thomas Novello
February 5, 2021
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February 2, 2021
My deepest condolences. Carlos was such a fun natured guy in high school and always had a big smile. I am happy to hear he’s passed along his love for soccer to the youth.
Lori Spoltore
February 2, 2021
I was so very sorry to learn of Carlos’ passing. We have lost a genuinely sweet soul, who made the world a better place. My deepest condolences to the entire Burmeister family .

To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die ❤

Sincerely, David Allen (Woody)
David Allen
February 2, 2021
To Kelly and the children, I am so sorry for your loss. I am honoured to have known Carlos. I shall remember him as he was - kind, humble, gentle, optimistic, full of joy and laughter. How many of us smile as much as Carlos did?
Glenn Pelletier
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