Condolence & Memory Journal

May the multitude of kindness that Eddie provided to us seniors during Zumba classes provide comfort in knowing his short life was so worthwhile. It is heartbreaking that he passed away at the beginning of his adult life. Rest in peace with all the other angels.

Posted by Judy Levye - Scottsdale, AZ - Student   March 07, 2021

The Dragonfly Story

In the bottom of an old pond lived some grubs who could not understand why none of their group ever came back after crawling up the stem of the lilies to the top of the water. They promised each other that the next one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what happened to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent impulse to seek the surface; he rested himself on top of a lily pad and went through a glorious transformation which made him a dragonfly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep his promise. Flying back and forth over the pond, he peered down at his friends below. Then he realized that if they could ever see him they would not recognize such a radiant creature as one of their number. The fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation which we call death is no proof that they cease to exist.

Posted by KImberly Volunteer of the Dragonfly Project - Minneapolis, MN   March 07, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Eddie's family. He was a great person and an excellent Zumba Instructor. All of us at the Canton Senior Center will miss his energy that made us forget our ages. We shall miss you Eddie - Rest in Peace

Posted by Zoe Roesslein - Canton, MA - Student   March 06, 2021

To Eddie's family,

All of Eddie's Zumba students at the Canton Senior Center were shocked and devastated to learn of his loss and he will be sorely missed.

After his first class, I had some trepidation that he was SO good he would grow impatient with our group of 65+ women that wasn't used to his fabulous dancing and fast paced instruction. But he was enormously patient with us, and inspired everyone to step it up! If he ever had a bad day, we never knew it. He was upbeat and high energy but was considerate as an instructor to make the class about us, not him. Though honestly, I'm sure some of the ladies came to class just to watch him dance! As one of our classmates said, we hope he's teaching the angels to zumba!

God Bless. Lisa

Posted by Lisa Lopez - Canton, MA - Student   March 06, 2021