Sommerer, Karl

In Loving Memory of Karl Sommerer, 87 years who passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre. Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Gisela Sommerer (predeceased 2018). Loving father of Juergen Sommerer (Carol Neumann) and Ursula Sommerer (Robert Kavanagh). Cherished grandfather of Georgia and Sascha. Born in Munich, Germany Karl had a passion for photography and has left a rich legacy for his family to appreciate in the countless slides and photos taken over the years. This sentiment was shared with others through his teaching of photography at Cambrian College. The family would like to especially thank the Nurses and Support Staff on the 2nd floor at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre for their care and compassion. In keeping with Karl’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.


5 Condolences

  1. I am not certain what made me look Karl up again in July of 2021, and was saddened to see that he passed away more than 2 years ago. I often thought back of my time as his student at Cambrian in the mid 90’s. He taught me so much. So glad I volunteered to be his lab tech and studio monitor for many reasons. Loved hearing his stories and so glad to have called him while visiting my parents back home in Sudbury a handful of years ago. I won’t soon forget him. Sincere condolences.

    By: Yves L.
    July 20, 2021
  2. mein herzliches Beileid zum Tode meines Onkels, den ich leider nur einmal gesehen habe.
    Beste Grüße nach Kanada speziell an Jürgen, den ich vor über 40 Jahren mal getroffen hatte, als er uns in Düsseldorf besuchte.
    Alles gute für euch und eure Familie!

    By: Heiri Belkner geb. Sommerer
    February 5, 2019
  3. We are very saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Karl was a great photographer and inspiring teacher. We were thrilled that he offered to be our photographer at our wedding. Actually we might have coerced him a bit, however, having said that, he made our day very special and the photos indeed tell the story.

    With sympathy,

    Brian and Sue Lepage

    By: Brian and Sue Lepage
    January 26, 2019
  4. Karl was a unique and generous teacher at Cambrian. He openly shared his photography skills and his need to create the perfect photo in the darkroom with everyone. Karl would destroy any picture not up to his standards, no matter how many attempts were needed. My 1970 graduating class carried his legacy in image making throughout our working careers, many thanks Karl.

    By: Dave
    January 26, 2019
  5. My condolences on the loss of your father. He told many a great story about his adventures. From sleeping in the outdoors to his treks through the wilderness to obtain that “great shot”, he was a talented photographer and a very “honest” teacher. I remember his advice back in 1995 – “When you take a picture, be creative. Anyone can take a picture of a building but if your picture tells a story, you got the right shot.”

    By: Former Student
    January 25, 2019

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