Umberto Masferrer

Umberto Maya Schwartzentruber Masferrer

Friday, July 9th, 1999 - Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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July 9, 1999 - January 9, 2021

Umberto Maya Schwartzentruber Masferrer died suddenly on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Maya was born on July 9, 1999 in Toronto. He is survived by his parents Lorna Schwartzentruber and Roberto Masferrer of Guelph, Ontario and his maternal grandparents Hubert and Mary Schwartzentruber of Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Lovingly remembered by aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada and El Salvador. Maya was proud to identify himself as a Salvadoran. He was committed to his role as Sailor 2nd Class (S2) with the Royal Canadian Navy as a reservist. His friendships from school, the Air Cadets and the Reserves were a central part of his life and community. His passions included diving, physical fitness and his beloved dog Hooch. Maya’s adventurous spirit enriched the lives of everyone who knew him. Details regarding a celebration of life will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sanctuary Scholars Program Bursary at York University ( are welcomed.

Umberto Maya Schwartzentruber Masferrer murió repentinamente el sábado 9 de enero de 2021. Maya nació el 9 de julio de 1999 en Toronto. Le sobreviven sus padres, Lorna Schwartzentruber y Roberto Masferrer de Guelph, Ontario; y sus abuelos maternos, Hubert y Mary Schwartzentruber de Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Recordado con cariño por tías, tíos y primos en Canadá y El Salvador. Maya estaba orgulloso de identificarse a sí mismo como salvadoreño. Estaba comprometido con su papel de marinero de segunda clase (S2) con la Royal Canadian Navy como reservista. Sus amistades de la escuela, los Air Cadets y las Reservas fueron una parte central de su vida y comunidad. Sus pasiones incluían el buceo, la aptitud física y su querido perro, Hooch. El espíritu aventurero de Maya enriqueció las vidas de todos los que lo conocieron. Seguirán detalles sobre una celebración de la vida. En lugar de flores, se aceptan donaciones conmemorativas al Sanctuary Scholars Program Bursary de York University (
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Larry Willms and Marilyn Koval

Posted at 10:05am
May his special spirit live on in these trees and in the hearts of those who mourn his loss,

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Brent Klassen

Posted at 09:09am
Lorna & Roberto - we were so saddened to hear of your loss. Very hard to know what else to say. Please know that we're keeping you in our thoughts. Love, Brent & Val

Paula G

Posted at 11:27am
My dearest Lorna I pray that you and your husband find some solace, knowing that Maya touched the lives of so many during his brief time here on earth
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Margie S

Posted at 10:44am
Lorna and Roberto
I am so sorry for your loss of Maya. When you work with us and we got to watch him grow up to lovely young man. My family will be thinking of all you at this time. Margie

María Adela Salgado

Posted at 09:35am
Dear Lorna and Roberto my deepest condolences, I remember the 9 years old boy that I met and the handsome young men that I saw standing behind me in a bank line and recognized me after all this years. He was so polite . My every day prayers for God’s strength, comfort and healing.
Lorna mother to mother please know that I ask God to hug you and help you to heal . RIP Mayita María Adela Salgado

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