December 7, 2020
Juergen Weber, aged 85, passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2020, in Abbotsford, BC. He is survived by his loving partner of 30 years, Jane Hercus (née Marilyn Hoogeveen); his two daughters Sara (Wayne) and Dori (Chad); grandchildren Amanda, Kyle, Samantha, and Jedidiah; and four great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son Robert.
Juergen was born in Germany on August 23, 1935 and raised in Breidenbach. At the age of 25, he and a friend set off on a trip to explore the world. He arrived in Ottawa in 1960 and fell in love with the wide-open spaces, natural beauty, and freedom of Canada. He crossed the country, working in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, where he met and married Daisy. They raised three children on a small hobby farm in Abbotsford that would be his home for 40+ years. Although the couple divorced in 1988, they remained friendly for life.
Juergen attended BCIT and worked with several engineering firms as a draftsman and land surveyor before joining the City of Abbotsford, where he was employed for the remainder of his career.
He was raised in a musical home, playing the piano, harmonica, and accordion. In his youth, he was a skilled soccer player, and track and field athlete. Juergen had a passion for chess, classical music, and apples. He loved to read and had a deep interest in philosophy, comparative religion, and spirituality. In recent years, he was known for his routine of walking at Rotary Stadium, playing chess at the mall, and meeting friends and family for lunch at the Indian buffet.
Juergen was loved for his gentle, peaceful nature, and positive outlook on life. He had a gift for connecting with others, and maintained many long-lasting friendships, both in Canada and Germany. He had a ‘quote’ for every situation, a great sense of humor, and an infectious laugh that will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Red Cross or charity of your choice.Obituary
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