HUMANN, Werner - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Werner Humann on Monday, February 4, 2019. Beloved husband for 53 years of Pamela (Shelley). Loving and proud father of David (Marie) and Michelle De Ruiter (Adam). A very special Opa to Rainer, Gage, Keegan and Olivia Humann and Annabel De Ruiter all of London. Dearly missed by his loving sister Christa (Chris Tollner) of Australia and nieces Anita Cremin, Susan Taylor (Steven), Linda Hanrahan (John), Ingrid White (Malcolm) and their children. Also loved by niece Gabby Schoettle and nephew Markus Schoettle. His extended family, his work colleagues, and many friends will miss his stories, his advice and philosophies on life.
Werner was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1939. He apprenticed as a machinist before he immigrated to Canada in 1957. He worked in several companies before starting his own business International Name Plate Supplies in 1966. This has blossomed into an amazing company with manufacturing facilities in Canada, USA and Mexico. He was a proud Rotarian since 1973 and lived his life by the four way test: Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build goodwill and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned? He loved and respected all people and tried to make it a better world. Along with his wife Pamela, he attended over 35 International Rotary Conventions which took him around the world. He was truly “one of a kind”.
The funeral service will be conducted at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 1320 Wilton Ave., on Saturday, February 9 at 11 am, with visitation preceding at the church from 9 am to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to London East Rotary Club, Operation Smile or St. Mark’s Anglican Church. A movement will be established in his name which will give people the opportunity to spend a day helping others who are less fortunate.
Ennio and Joan Bulfone
February 5, 2019, 2:55 pm
Dear Pam and Family,
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Werner was truly "one of a kind". Pam, our family cherishes the special friendship that you and Werner shared with all of us. Nives and Angelo were always grateful for your love and friendship over the years. Please know that our heartfelt prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time.
Love, Joan and Ennio Bulfone and Family in Edmonton
February 5, 2019, 4:29 pm
Pam, David and Michelle, Thinking of you and the extended family at this difficult time.
Werner was an inspiration to all and his kindness will shine on as it does in all of you. I’m grateful to have known him. Wishing you all peace and comfort.
February 5, 2019, 5:23 pm
Sending sincere condolences at this sad time.
Werner stood tall in the Rotary World for many years!
It was an honour to be his friend.
Sue and Rick Storie
February 6, 2019, 8:20 am
With our deepest sympathy to the Humann family. A conversation with Werner was always inspiring and made us want to make the world better, and he lived a life that showed how each person can make a difference. What an awesome legacy from a one of a kind man with a great smile.
Walter und Waltraud
February 7, 2019, 4:18 am
Liebe Pam, Michelle und David
Herziches Beileid und Anteilnahme am Tod von We.ner.
February 7, 2019, 11:25 am
When I read the notice for Werner in the paper, I just wanted to share the positive memories I have from my dealings with him. I was at Fanshawe when we conducted business with his company and he always brought a warm, charismatic and honest approach to all of our meetings. He often spoke about his involvement in Rotary and we spoke about that as well since I had shared that my father had been a dedicated Rotarian. My sincere sympathy to his family.
February 8, 2019, 8:22 am
David & Michelle
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers go to you and your family.
Patrick and Stephanie
February 9, 2019, 6:50 am
Michelle and Family. It is with our deepest condolences that we wish you strength and peace during this difficult time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patrick, Stephanie, and Samuel.
February 9, 2019, 8:30 am
On behalf of the German Canadian Club, London I would like to express our sincerest sympathies to the family of Werner Humann. He was a long time member and benefactor of the GCC. He always had a kind word for the members and supported the GCC in many ways. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Juergen Belle, President GCC
Kendra and Steve Baker
February 10, 2019, 12:21 pm
Michelle, Adam, Annabel & family,
Our sincere condolences with the passing of your father and Opa. He had a larger than life presence and a heart to match and he will be missed. We have many fond memories of him at the cottage in Port Franks! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come.
Steve, Kendra, Grayson, Hugo and Isla Baker
Deborah J Smith
February 14, 2019, 10:39 am
To the Werner family, Please accept condolences on behalf of my dad, Doug Smith, and my late mom, Rose. There were many fond memories of Rotary events. He truly upheld the values of Rotary International and will be greatly missed by the community.
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