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Edwin Alexander Terbrugge

Edwin Alexander Terbrugge

Home city: Thornhill, ON
Age: 12
Date of crash: August 27, 1989

Early Sunday morning August 27th, 1989, Edwin was on his way to a baseball tournament. He was seated in the backseat of a car, driven by Ruth Sheinfeld, her son Michael beside her in the front. Making a left turn onto King Side road at Highway 400, the car was hit by a speeding motorcycle (160km) driven by a drunk driver, who had continued a night of drinking, after having a few beers at a Blue Jays game earlier that night. Edwin was pronounced dead at York Central Hospital. The motorcyclist died on the scene. Ruth and her son miraculously were unhurt.

We thought our life was perfect. “How come bad things happen to other people”? I was asking myself from time to time. On August 27th, 1989 we became the other people…….

Submitted by Yoka, Edwin’s Mother

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Edwin Alexander Terbrugge
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