In memory of
HEINZ WILHELM MERTINS
HEINZ WILHELM MERTINS May 9, 1921 - November 19, 2016 Born in Koenigsberg, Germany. Predeceased by Otto Mertins (father), Antoni Mertins (nee Templin - mother), Elly Mertins (sister), Detlef Mertins (son) and Richard Nutbrown (son-in-law). Survived by his wife of 67 years Edith Mertins (nee von Peltzer), daughters Heike and Doris Mertins and daughter-in-law Keller Easterling, granddaughters Emily Nutbrown and Maya McNabb and great-grandson Oliver White. Heinz immigrated from Stuttgart, Germany to Toronto, Canada with his young family in 1960. He practiced architecture for Parkin Architects and Neish Owen Rowan and Roy prior to starting his own firm, Mertins Architect. He worked on and supervised many large projects throughout his career including the National Defense Building, Scarborough Hospital, York University and IBM Canada Headquarters. A lifelong learner, Heinz mastered AutoCAD in his 70s enabling him to work until health concerns resulted in his giving up his architectural license at the age of 90. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral. The family asks those wishing to honour Heinz' memory, consider donating to either The Detlef Mertins Memorial Lecture (University of Pennsylvania) or the Richard Nutbrown Memorial Scholarship Fund (University of Waterloo).
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