Werner Henry Wegner
6 April 1929 – 20 February 2019
Werner Henry Wegner passed away peacefully on 20 February 2019 in the Carleton Place Hospital with his family beside him. He leaves his wife Ingeborg of 64 years, and children Isabell (Jorg), Michael (Monique), Christina (David) and Louisa (Larry), and a host of beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a long and enriched life, beginning with the challenges of being a boy in World War 2 Germany, and then as a youth in the post-war German environment. Early in life he gained an enduring passion and love for horses, and readily learned the skills of equestrian horsemanship. Renowned across Europe and in Canada as an accomplished equestrian, he excelled as a rider, coach and judge. He tutored many young people in Germany and Canada in riding skills, passing on his love of horses, his equestrian knowledge, and his life values and principles.
Werner was a Renaissance Man driven by an unrelenting curiosity and zest for life and adventure. He was an author, an expert hobby historian, a philanthropist, a connoisseur of every form of military music, a hobby cabinetmaker and a world traveller. His indomitable spirit was enhanced by a keen intellect, creativity, and confidence, capped with a sharp wit and a love of laughter.
Werner cherished his wife and family and from them he derived the necessary strength and love to sustain him throughout his chosen life journey.
Our great thanks to our family physician Dr. William Potvin, his Case Manager Melanie Murray, and the caring and compassionate nurses and staff of the Carleton Place Oasis Manor and the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a future date.