Harold Widmeyer, of Hanover, passed away at LHSC University Hospital, London on Friday, March 21, 2014. He was 93.
Born January 14th, 1921, son of the late Walter and Edith (nee Ermel) Widmeyer. Harold was born in Walkerton and spent all his school days in Wiarton. He lived in Elmwood for 3 years, was in the Army for 4 years, spending 3 of those overseas in England, France, Belguim, Holland and Germany. Harold was active in St. Matthew’s Ev. LutheranChurch serving on the church board and other committees, often seeing him as a greeter, usher, news and views committee and repairing or painting around the church. Before retiring he was employed at Knechtel’s Ltd for 37 years as a cabinet maker. As an environmentalist especially interested in forestry, he planted 4,000 trees in Elmwood in 1942 and in Hanover 16,000 trees in 1957.
Predeceased by his wife Mildred (nee Nuhn) Widmeyer, survived by sons Kurt (Karen) Widmeyer of London, Allan (Annette) Widmeyer of Kitchener and daughter Lynn (Steven) Jay of Brampton. Also missed by six grandchildren Kelly (Jarerd) Prevost, Katie, Kiel, Samantha, David Widmeyer and Emma Jay and greatgrandchildren Gavin and Madison Prevost. Also survived by his sister Irene Gateman of Hanover.
Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, (123 10th Street, Hanover) on Monday from 7-9 pm where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am. Rev. John Polacok officiating. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover or Saugeen Field Naturalists would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca