"Portrait of Hans J. Schmitz Sr.
photographed by family friend,
the late Yousuf Karsh"
Landscape Architect, Founder of Artistic Landscape Designs Ltd. 1955, President 1955-2005, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning of Nov. 17, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer, aged 82 years. Born on September 3, 1929 in Sonnenberg bei Wiesbaden, Germany, Hans-JÃ¼rgen immigrated to Canada in December 1952. Married 57 years to his beloved wife Edeltraut Schmitz, father to Eva (Jim), Edel, Hans J Jr. (Mary-Anne), Eckhart (Louise) and honorary son Mossy (Yassaman). Grandfather of (Eva) Dieter, Kristoff, Oliver, (Edel) Byron, Derek, Kyle, Kurtis, (Hans J) Elise, Engelina, Caroline, (Eckhart) Erika, Kristian and great grandfather of Hannalore, Zachary and Peyton. Survived by brothers and sisters and their families in Germany, Canada, South Africa, South America and United States. He will be missed by all our dedicated staff (approximately 80 employees), who are truly our extended "family". Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and caregivers for their kind and compassionate care from the Ottawa Hospital, from the Windsor Park Manor and home-care providers. Hans-JÃ¼rgen will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Pinecrest Remembrance Centre, (613-829-3600), 2500 Baseline Rd. at Greenbank Rd., Ottawa at 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, on both Wednesday 23rd November and Thursday 24th November.
Memorial Service will be held at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave., Ottawa at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 26th November. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre ( www.oicc.ca
) and Friends of the Central Experimental Farm (Botanical Garden) would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.colefuneralservices.com