John Sommerauer

John Sommerauer

Saturday, August 27th, 1932 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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Sommerauer, John

Passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital, with his family (virtually) by his side, on January 23, 2021 in his 89th year. John was born in Lörinci, Hungary on August 27, 1932. John is predeceased by his parents John Sommerauer and Maria Sajtos and his sisters Edith Marosán and Mimi Somosi. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Ling) for 65 years. Loving father to Dr. John Sommerauer (Debi Roberson) and Susan McCormick (John McCormick). Wonderful grandfather to Shannon Sommerauer Douma (Randy Douma), Lindsay Sommerauer (John Suschkov), Emily McCormick, Sarah McCormick, Abbey Sommerauer, Elora Sommerauer, Jillian Sommerauer, Brienne Sommerauer and proud great grandfather of Lucas Douma, Jacob Douma, Arlo Sommerkov and Remi Sommerkov.

John and Irene immigrated to Canada in 1957 and worked on a farm in Leamington, Ontario. John studied at the University of Waterloo to get Canadian accreditation in electrical engineering, then moved to Guelph in 1959 to begin a productive career designing transformers for General Electric and later for Hammond Manufacturing. John was an active member of the Canadian Hungarian Club, including holding leadership positions in the club. John was a member of Holy Rosary Parish for 61 years. John positively touched the lives of his extended family and friends, was loved by all, and will be dearly missed.

John led an active healthy life until very recently. The family thanks all of John’s caregivers at Guelph General Hospital and Father Vernon Boyd for their compassionate service.

Visitation will take place virtually on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1pm using the Zoom platform by following this link The family will distribute the password for the Zoom meeting directly to friends and family and will have them distribute it to their relevant contacts. If you do not receive the password by Saturday morning, please send an email request to A funeral mass will be held at a later date.

As expression of sympathy, donations to the Guelph General Hospital Foundation or Holy Rosary Parish would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences can be made at
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Catalina Kovacs

Posted at 12:01pm
I met Janos Baci when I was 10 years old through the Hungarian Club. Througtout the years at the Club and with the Hungarian Kossuth Dance group I have never ever seen him angry. He was an Old World gentleman...his kind words alsways smiling we all became a huge family at the Club. I have lost another wonderful man from my youth. My heart is breaking but now it is time for you to start another family up in Heaven. I will miss you Janos Baci even though my brian says it is better for you my heart cannot accept it.
Kovacs Katica

Cathie Hosker

Posted at 09:10am
Sue, John, Irene, Emily, Sarah and family, we remember your wonderful dad (husband and nauypapa) and wish you comfort. May your wonderful memories and family strength guide you through this difficult time.
lots of love, Cathie, Bruce, Ashley and Evan

Beth Vegso

Posted at 01:33pm
Dear Irene, John, Susan and family, Sending our deepest sympathies to you all at this difficult time. I have very fond memories of John and know that he will be missed greatly. Cherish all of the wonderful memories.

Beth Vegso and family

Catherine Pucz

Posted at 10:30am
Our deepest condolences to Irenke and Family!
Janos will be missed by family and many friends.
Thinking of you and pray for you in this difficult times.
Cathy Pucz and Family

Kathy Elo

Posted at 08:47pm
So sorry for your loss. I remember you both well...thinking of you at this time. Elo Kati, Elo Ferenc es Elo Sarika lanya. xoxo

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