Heinrich (Henry) Weitz,
March 12, 1926 – January 4, 2022
Loving husband of Marianne, predeceased, dear father to Wilma Townsend (James), Karin DesChamp (Ken), Alfred (Sylvia) both predeceased, and J.W. (Judy). Treasured sons-in-law, the late Robert “Weage” Fountain and Randy Robinson. Cherished grandfather, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather to many well-loved children
Henry always stood with the underdogs, the marginalized, and the minorities. Often called the “Genius” by his friends and co-workers, his mental acuity remained sharp to the end as did his wonderful sense of humour.
As a 17-year-old German soldier, he was sent to the front line of the western front for his anti-Hitler and anti-Nazi stance, he later found himself in a prisoner of war camp before being released at the end of WWll. After a few years, he then immigrated to Canada with his young family.
Henry had a passion for his woodworking, bowling, and his vegetable garden. He will be remembered by family and friends for his kind heart, endless jokes, and the impish twinkle in his eye.
Rest in peace, Henry. Your job is done!
Thank you to Dr. Susan Tainsh and Dr. Brent MacMillan for their excellent and compassionate care.
A private family funeral will take place in the spring.
In memory of Henry and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Five Counties Children Centre, Diabetes Association, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE 2510 Bensfort Rd., Peterborough. Online condolences may be made at www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com
Canadian Cancer Society
730 The Kingsway Unit 2., Peterborough ON K9J 6W6
Five Counties Children’s Centre
872 Dutton Road Peterborough, ON, AL
Canadian Diabetes Assocation
200-235 Yorkland Boulevard, Toronto ON M2J 4Y8