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252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
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Hans Strauss

Hans Strauss

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1927 - Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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STRAUSS, Ernst Hans
March 2, 1927 – November 21, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we, that the family of Dr. Hans Strauss, announce his passing. After a period of declining health due to heart disease, he died peacefully at Health Sciences North, at the age of 92.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, son John, daughter Heidi, son-in-law Jeremy Mimnagh, grandchildren: Chloe Strauss, Max Strauss and Liam Mimnagh, and, in Germany, niece Cornelia Strauss and nephews Friedrich and Matthias Strauss.

Born in Leipzig, Germany, Hans immigrated to Canada in 1954. He first worked as a furrier in Montreal then went on to earn his PhD in economics from McGill University. He moved to Sudbury in 1967 where he taught at Laurentian University until 2002.

Hans had a creative and adventurous spirit. He loved to paint, take photos, sing in the choir, travel, fish, boat and cross-country ski. He poured much love into the family camp, the site of many great family memories.

Funeral Service
in the
R.J. Barnard Chapel
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
Sunday December 8th, 2019 at 2pm
(Friends may gather after 1:15pm)
For those who wish, memorial donations to Health Sciences North Foundation would be appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 1:15pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
    Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
    233 Larch St.
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 2:00pm
    R.J. Barnard Chapel
    233 Larch St
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
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    Rev. Fr. Jim Hutton
  • Interment

    Civic Memorial Cemetery
    365 Second Ave N.
    Sudbury, Ontario P3B 3M4
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Posted at 08:34am
Dear Strauss family, please know you are in our thoughts. What a great loss! We feel for all of you deeply.
--from the Begoña family

Roberta Reist

Posted at 10:04am
Dear Pat, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Hans, he was such a kind man and I'm very happy to have had the pleasure of knowing both of you. I moved away and unfortunately lost contact with you as you also moved and my mail came back to me.
May you find comfort in knowing that you are both in my thoughts often.
R.I.P. Hans
Roberta and Rick Reist

Carole Ouellette

Posted at 09:16am
Dear Pat - I’m so sorry to learn of Mr. Strauss’ passing. I remember how lovingly you spoke of him and your children when we worked together. Thinking of you. Carole Ouellette

Ros & Mimnagh

Posted at 12:29pm
Joe and I would like to send our sincere condolences to Pat and all the family on the passing of Hans.
It was a pleasure to meet and over the years get to know Hans, his love of photography good times with the family and his pleasure and pride in his grandchildren was apparent.
He will be sorely missed by all who new him.
Joe and Ros Mimnagh.

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