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Obituary of Herbert Henry Metzger
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Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the age of 91.
Herb is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Frances, children Karen Miersma (Pete), Kevin Metzger (Heather), Rodger Metzger (Lise) and Rennie Cockram (Steve), several grandchildren and great grandchildren, his brother Earl Metzger (Sharon), three sisters, Helen Vandermolen, Gladys Vollmer (John) and Annabelle Payson, half-brother Robert and half- sister Heather as well as extended family members. He was predeceased by his daughters Kim and Rosemarie, brother Bruce, and sister Dorothy.
Herb was a loyal, loving husband, and a good provider to his children. He was also a well-respected Grader Operator, a member of Calvary Memorial United Church, and a very good neighbour, as he liked to help others. He enjoyed gardening and working in the greenhouse, and spending time on his wood-working projects, but above all, he was a fisherman. Herb participated in many fishing derbies, kept a fishing journal, and even won a lifetime achievement award for his fishing skills.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kristen Robinson of Blue Skies Senior Assistance Ltd, the staff at Victoria Place, the staff at Grand River ICU, and Dr. McKinnon for the excellent care and compassion they gave to Herb.
A Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, February 20th from 2pm – 4pm. The Funeral Service will take place in the Funeral Home’s chapel on Tuesday, February 21st at 11am. A Reception will follow in the Funeral Home’s Fireside Room. Cremation will follow, and Herbert’s urn will be interred at St. Theresa Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences for the family and donations to the KW Humane Society may be arranged at www.erbgood.com