Ayden Peter Garner, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend passed from this life tragically and accidentally on August 17, 2023 at the age of 19.
He is survived by his parents, Byron and Erika Garner, brother Kyler, grandparents, Pete and Karen Veldhuizen and Hilma Zwaagstra. Great grandparents Bill and Jenny Vanderveen. Girlfriend Xiyler Loyer, and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins who love and miss him dearly.
He is predeceased by his grandfather Brian Garner and cousin Cassandra Post.
Ayden was born in Fonthill, Ontario and later moved with his family to Fenwick.
Our hearts are broken as we celebrate this amazing young man.
He is a social guy with many friends, he lit up a room when he walked in. Ayden’s kind heart and sense of humor will forever be in our hearts.
His passion is fishing and being up north enjoying God’s creation. He sees the beauty in the little things around him. That incredible smile never left his face when he was enjoying nature. It was his happy place.
He loves watching and playing hockey and cheering his favorite team, the Dallas Stars.
And what a movie buff!
We are comforted by the knowledge that he is in Heaven with his Lord Jesus Christ, where one day we have the assurance that we will meet again.
Rest In Peace dear Ayden.
Visitation will take place on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 1040 Balfour Road, Fenwick, Ontario. A service celebrating his life will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11:00 am at Bethany Christian Reformed Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “All Ontario Youth Convention” (AOYC) by etransfer to info@bethanycrc.ca with a note in the memo.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home.

39 thoughts on “AYDEN PETER GARNER

  • Our sincere condolences to all of you. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Benny & Alice Van Ravenswaay

  • We met Ayden when he first started playing hockey him and Gavin were on the same Pee Wee team. We had a great team that year I believe we came in second in the championship. We got to know Erica and Byron throughout hockey season. We send our condolences to you and your family. Ayden will be forever in our hearts ❤️

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the tragic passing of Ayden. May you seek comfort in God and those around you who offer their love and support during this terrible time.

  • I only knew Ayden for a few years, but he was one of my favourite people. We were project partners in our high school horticulture class. He made that class so fun, always cracking jokes, and trying to trade the teachers tools in exchange for his phone when it was taken. We would often bond over music and shoes. He was always there for me when I needed to vent, when I needed advice, or just for a good laugh. I’ll miss our FaceTime calls and car rides. Ayden was a beautiful soul and will be missed by so many❤️

  • I am so very sorry for your loss.
    We went to Wellington Heights together and he was full of joy and light. Ayden was an amazing man and made me feel so welcomed when I first came to W.H. Ayden was a great friend and I am so lucky and blessed I had the chance to meet him. He will be remembered in our hearts forever. I will keep your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
    I am unable to make it to his Celebration of Life but I will be there in thought and spirit.
    I am so sorry again for your loss

  • Dear family, my sincere condolences with the loss of Ayden. I wish you a lot of strength the coming time.

  • Dear family, our condolences for all of you, what a tragic accident and great loss of this young boy!
    I am a cousin of his grandfather Pete Veldhuizen and live in the Netherlands. Me and my husband wish you much strength with this great sorrow.

  • We are so very sorry for this tragic loss. May the God of all comfort and peace surround and envelop you at this time.

  • Love you forever sweet aydee.
    Prayers for comfort for all the family.
    Love you oma buck uncle buck and kyler
    From Rosie John Cohen Levi and asher

  • We are so sorry to hear about Ayden. Remember watching him playing hockey while waiting for Danny at the arena. Our condolences.

  • Mere words cannot express our sympathies at this time. We are so heart broken to hear of the loss of your Ayden. Ayden had such a beautiful soul and I feel so lucky to have met him while he was growing up to be such a nice young man. I remember his smiling face every time he came to the office and at the office Christmas parties. He was always so joyful and we will cherish those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Dianne and Fred Franic

  • There are no words for it how much he is missed by his great grandparents , he was always very caring to us when ever we met him. We have some great memories with Ayden .but shall will meet him again
    At the lord’s Time !

  • My heart cries for your family as you navigate a life without your beautiful son Ayden. Many prayers are pouring into heaven for comfort, peace, and strength. Lots of love…

  • Byron and Erica:
    Frank and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. May God hold you fast in His arms and comfort you in this hard time. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My condolences to Erika , Byron & Kyler.
    Rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ dear Ayden you may be gone but you will never be forgotten by family & friends.

  • I taught Ayden math last year. I will miss him dearly. He was such a respectful, kind, easy going young man and always had a positive outlook. I can’t even imagine what your family is going through. You raised a wonderful son and you will one day reunite. Words can’t describe how sad I am and how much I will miss him.

  • Our deepest condolences to all of you at this incredibly heart breaking time. I hope you feel Gods blanket of love surrounding you and have the comfort in knowing many are thinking and praying for you all. Big hugs xo

  • May his soul now be with the Lord.
    Terribly sorry for your loss.
    Praying for family.
    God Bless

  • So sorry to hear about you go little angel. You are in a better place and looking down on us. Stay blessed. I saw you once when you were little and came to work with mom. Condolences to Erika Garner and family

  • Byron, Erika, Kyler, and the extended family; You have my heartfelt condolences. May you know God’s peace in the coming days. My prayers will be with you this Saturday and beyond.
    Peter Lackey

  • My sincerest sympathies to the entire family. Keeping you in prayer ,may God comfort and give you peace.

  • I was so saddened to hear of Ayden’s passing. He was a former student and I remember him as a remarkable young man.
    Mrs. Angela Brennan

  • Dear Byron, Erika, and Kyler, and all Ayden’s family, we were devastated to hear of this loss, and continue to keep all of you in our hearts and in our prayers. We know Ayden is in the loving arms of our Lord, and we pray for His peace and comfort for you all in the difficult times to come. We are your neighbours from up the lake (you will have met my cousin Rev. Peter Lackey) and if there is ever anything we can do for you, please tell us. All God’s peace.

  • Dear Family,
    With sympathy & well wishes we send our love and thoughts. We wish you comfort and prayers as you pass through this difficult time remembering Ayden.
    Melinda & Rick Tritschler & family

    • So very sorry for your loss. Our son Mason went to school with Ayden. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jessica and Sean Stewart

  • We are so saddened by the loss of Ayden. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bring comfort and peace.

  • May you find infinite peace and solace during this difficult time and know that we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending my deepest condolences to an entire family I hold close to my heart. You all will stay in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to meet Ayden through my son Tyler. He was always cheerful and pleasant. At NET I had the BOYZ get in a group shot for a collage I did for them. He will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to his family and friends 🙏 forever in our hearts ❤️

  • I am so sorry for the loss of this precious young boy. A lot of love and strength. (I am from Holland. A cousin of Ayden’s grandfather Pete Veldhuizen)

  • No words can describe the tremendous loss your family is experiencing. BIG HUGGZ!!!! During this difficult time may the memories of Ayden warm your heart and bring a smile upon your face. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending much love! <3 May you feel the arms of Jesus as He comforts you. Dee Comfort

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