Hans-Juergen (John) Manfred Weyland, MSc(Eng), P.Eng., passed away peacefully, in his 82nd year, while surrounded by family at his home in Mississauga on April 28th, 2023. He was a devoted husband and father who was proud of his family. John leaves behind Berit, his wife of nearly 57 years, and his three children, Laura (husband, Mark), Melissa (husband, Robert) and Jeremy (wife, Alison), and eight grandchildren, Georgia, Veronica, Theodore, William, Beatrice, Jackson, Jasper and Lucas.
John was born in Nelben, Germany, in 1941 to Marianne and Otto Weyland. He emigrated to Canada in 1956, where he settled in Merritton, Ontario. He met the love of his life, Berit in 1959, at Merritton High School. After graduation he followed Berit to study at MacMaster University, where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. John would later earn a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa. John held positions at Imperial Oil, INCO, the Ministry of Environment and TransCanada Pipelines. In retirement, John became an active member of the Masons.
John was an avid skier (former ski patrol) and golfer. Above all, John's number one priority in life was to spend time with his family. John will always be remembered as a principled, charismatic and highly disciplined man with a great sense of humour.
He will be remembered with love, always.
A memorial service will take place at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:00 am. There will be a one-hour visitation just prior to the service. Inurnment will take place at the Glen Oaks Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Glen Oaks Reception Centre.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Mississauga food bank in memory of John.
For those unable to attend the service, you may join the family by selecting the Livestream link below.
I was a Masonic brother and friend to John in West Gate Lodge No.734 for almost thirty years. He was the consummate gentleman and a strong presence in our lodge - always ready to help out. He had a great sense of humour and a "devilish" grin on his face and a twinkle in his eye if he was telling something funny.
He was a dedicated mason, being Worshipful Master of West Gate in 2008. He will be sorely missed and Margit and I send our heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife, Berit, their children and grandchildren and may the many loving memories they have of him help them in their time of grieving.