MESTERN, Hans Juergen Wilhelm Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 85. Hans, born April 28, 1931 in Germany, studied Agricultural Economics, graduating from Bonn and Kiel Universities. He met his wife Maya (Maria Doller) in Canada, returned to Germany to get married (1959) and began their lives together in Rome, Italy. In 1961, Hans, Maya and their infant son Gordon, immigrated to Canada. After seventeen years with the Public Service of Canada (Canadian Dairy Commission), Hans began his second career in Finance at CIBC Wood Gundy until he retired at age 70. Hans and Maya enjoyed 58 years of happy marriage. Hans grieved Maya's recent passing on December 26, 2016. He is survived by his son Gordon (Ruth) and grandchildren Natalya and Sophia; by his daughter Nicole Mestern, his brother Andreas (the late Wendula) in Germany. Hans was predeceased by his two sisters Gisela (Rainer) and Wiltrud. Friends have meant everything to Hans and his family, and they are grateful for the love shown. Visitation is at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road, on Friday, April 21st from 9:30 am to 12 noon, followed immediately by the funeral service in the chapel (at 12 noon). Following the service is a reception. Interment will take place at Capital Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive at 2:30 pm. Hans supported his granddaughter Natalya's Canadian Cancer Society "Relay for Life" fundraising efforts for cancer research. To donate, you may click on this hyperlink: http://tinyurl.com/lvmh2jv . Also, for those unable to attend the funeral service, a webcast will be shown on www.funeraweb.tv . A password may be obtained from the family.
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