John Wemerman, a resident of Morrisburg, passed away in his 59th year at the Ottawa General Hospital, with his family by his side, on Tues., July 30, 2002. He fought a short but valiant struggle with cancer.
Mr. Wemerman was born in Apeldoorn, Holland on June 10, 1944 to Gerrit Wemerman and Johanna (nee Testerink), both deceased, and immigrated to Canada as a young child. He grew up in Morewood and Chesterville, until moving to Toronto to attend Ryerson Polytechnical College, where he obtained a diploma in architectural design. He then went on to obtain his journeyman’s designation in carpentry.
Mr. Wemerman is survived by his wife Judy, whom he married in Galt, Ontario on July 31, 1971. He will be lovingly remembered by his three children, Greta (Chris) of Stratford, Ingrid of Kingston and Eric (at home). He was a dear brother of Hermina Harris of Cornwall.
Fondly remembered by mother and father-in-law Phyllis and Douglas Drury of Cambridge (Galt). He will be sadly missed by many friends and relatives.
Mr. Wemerman was an avid golfer and particularly enjoyed the Thursday night get-togethers at the Morrisburg Golf Club and competing in tournaments. In the winter months he enjoyed bowling on a weekly men’s league.
Inurnment took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Morrisburg on Sat., Aug. 3, followed by a gathering of family and friends. In memory of Mr. Wemerman, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Parker Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
The following is a poem written by Eric Wemerman as a tribute to his father:
You will always be in our hearts and minds,
You were caring, well-liked and ever so kind.
Even though you left this earth in the prime of your life,
You left fond memories with your family, friends and wife.
Carpentry was your passion, love and trade,
It showed through all the positive remarks that were made.
Golf was your game, especially getting together with all your friends and peers
And afterwards sitting down and having a few beers.
You will be sadly missed by everyone who knew you
And will be remembered through our love each and every day too.
Your passing has made everyone so sad.
But always remember that I love you, Dad.