Werner Peter Brandecker passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. He was born November 22nd, 1942, in the former Yugoslavia. He was the son of the late Katharina (Erhardt) and Peter Brandecker (both deceased) and only brother to Marianne Adelheid Murphy (deceased). He is survived by his niece Atlanta Murphy and nephew Franklin Murphy both of BC.
Werner immigrated with his family to Canada in 1951. Werner lived with a progressive degenerative neuromuscular disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. He used a wheelchair to navigate his daily living for most of his adult life. He enjoyed a rewarding career as a computer analyst with Scarborough Cable Systems which later became Shaw Cable Systems.
Werner loved the sunshine and the summer months. He loved cruising around in his power wheelchair and people watching.
He was lovingly adored and highly respected by his family and close friends. He will be forever missed.
His family is grateful for the support he received from his many caregivers over the years and to his friends who loved and cared for him.
The family wishes to thank the Cardinal Funeral Home for their support. Cremation has taken place. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions a private memorial service will be held at a later date.



Memorial Service to happen at a later date.

Burial / Entombment / Cremation


April 15, 2022
Rudy Gold
To the family of my dear friend, Werner Brandecker. Werner and I became best friends when I immigrated to Canada in 1966, and we have kept up contact ever since. Our visits with him in later years will remain forever in my memory because despite his condition, his spirit set us a remarkable example. We shared the same birthday. He is forever in my memory and we are really sad he is gone. We want to express our deepest sympathy to the family. Devon, Alberta. Rudy Gold, (and Teressa Gold)
January 27, 2022
To know and be part of Werner's life and his assistant , was an awesome priviledge forever cherished. He is part of my life and laughter, my admiration is without limits, his generosity,sense of humour and awesome optimism has made him a legend among all my friends and family. Always a coward I lost him much sooner, when I could not keep visiting him.