HAMANN, George Fredrick - (A resident of Newmarket) On February 9, 2013, George Hamann, at 84 years of age, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. Graduate of Western Technical School, and with honours from the School of Architecture, University of Toronto. He is survived by his wife Isabelle of 55 years, son David, daughter Diane (Mark deceased), grandchildren Amy (Chris), Amanda (Bryce) and Matthew and great-grandchild Teagan. George was co-founder of the firm Bregman & Hamann Architects in 1953 and retired in 1987. He and the firm were recipients of many architectural awards for hospitals, shopping centres, airports, hotels, banks and many projects abroad. George enjoyed membership in many clubs, such as the Toronto Rotary Club, the Toronto Board of Trade, Men's Probus Club of Newmarket and was one of the founding members of the Donalda Golf & Country Club and many others. George's hobbies included: farming, tennis, reading and consulting. As for his wishes, a family gathering was held and all shared in many wonderful memories of their loving husband, father and Opa to all. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society York Region, 800 Davis Drive, Unit 6, Newmarket, ON L3Y 2R5.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 13, 2013