Ludwig Henry Sajnovic, born August 8th, 1956, in Celle, Germany, passed away at the age of 66 in the early morning of November 22nd, 2022, at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill.
Lud's family knew him as a larger-than-life personality who would fill the room with stories of a life completely invented by his imagination! Like that time, he was in the navy........ This is the kind of person he was, a person who would go out of his way to make other people smile. Lud was incredibly kind, intelligent, and funny. He was someone you could always go to with a problem that needed to be solved. He was always there to give advice (whether it was wanted or not) and share his expansive knowledge.
Lud's passion for aerospace led him to pursue a career in the aviation field. He graduated from Canadore College in North Bay in 1984 as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Lud dedicated 30 years to DeHavilland/Bombardier, retiring as Chief Senior Technical Writer in 2017.
He loved the outdoors and was completely at peace around water and in the woods. But his greatest love was his wife of 42 years, Lisa. It all started back in 1977 when Lud approached Lisa one Friday night and said, "Hey baby, wanna boogie?" to which Lisa replied with, "pffft, no". Luckily Lud was very persistent, and 3 hours of dancing was the beginning of it all. The love they shared for one another was evident to anyone who spent time with them. Their marriage was full of laughter, support and love, a kind of love anyone would be lucky to find. They spent their young adult lives working hard together to lay the foundation for a family they always knew they wanted.
Lud is survived by his wife Lisa and three children, Holly (Mike), Keri (Pete) and Brad (Sarah). Recently he became a grandfather to a little girl, and it was clear his love for Lisa and his children may have only been rivaled by his love for her. We all know he would have spent most summers teaching Winnie how to fish, build a fire (probably from ice), drive a boat and build HAM radios. "Grandfather" was a title he was so proud of and yet another area we know he would have excelled in.
Although far from a simple man, Lud preferred the simple things in life and as such, there will be no visitation or funeral but an intimate celebration of life for immediate family.
If anyone wishes to offer an expression of sympathy in memory of Lud, memorial contributions be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Ontario Provincial Parks or a foundation/charity of their choice.