We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Dad, Opa and husband, Hans Mueller, who passed away on February 2, 2022 at the age of 83 following a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Rita (née Christmann) for 58 years. Cherished father to Edith Watters (Michael), Claus Mueller (Paula), Michael Mueller (Valeria) and Tanya Freeman (Eric). Opa to Taylor Mueller, Cameron Watters, Avery Watters, Kody Mueller, Alexander Mueller, Sophie Freeman, Gabriella Mueller and Samuel Freeman. Loved by his siblings Berthold (Helga), Gertrud Gigler (Franz) and Wolfram. Pre-deceased by his parents Josef and Hedwig (née Funk). Remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family in Germany.
Born and raised in Suessen, Germany, Hans was an avid soccer player and very involved in the youth group at his church. He started his apprenticeship in the tool and die industry in Goeppingen, Germany. Always up for an adventure, Hans convinced his new bride to move to Canada for a “temporary” job, a move which lasted 58 years.
True to his precise nature, Hans had four children, two girls and two boys, followed by eight grandchildren, four girls and four boys. He also retired from the same company after exactly 50 years to the day of service.
Hans loved to travel, including his great enjoyment of many cruises, trips abroad, road trips to either coast of Canada as well as camping at various provincial parks. He was also known to throw some great parties, sparing no decorating detail in themed New Year’s Eve and summer picnic gatherings. He had a passion for golf and enjoyed playing as many rounds as he could manage in the summer months. Hans’ creative talents extended to his love of painting, his keen ability to build or repair most anything required and his strong dedication and involvement for many years as a founding member in the St. Patrick’s Choir that sang for Pope John Paul II in Italy.
Family was of utmost importance to Hans, and his grandchildren specifically kept him young at heart. He was immensely proud of each one along with their accomplishments and he enjoyed all the good times spent together. He leaves behind a strong legacy for us all to try to live up to.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 6th from 2-4pm at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home (166 Main St. North, Markham L3P1Y3). A funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 7th at 10:30am at St. Mark’s Church in Stouffville (345 Glad Park Ave., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A1E4).
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. https://ssvp.ca/
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