Fred  von Heyking

Fred von Heyking

1923 - 2024

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Obituary of Fred von Heyking

With love and gratitude for a life well lived, we said goodbye to our Papi, Fred von Heyking. Before reaching his 100th birthday he expressed his readiness to join the love of his life, Renate, who left us 25 years ago. His lifetime of hard work, and in later years recreational activities kept him strong. The two most important things in his life were his family, and St John Lutheran Church. Finally, in his 101st year he crossed the finish line of an amazing journey.


We will always remember him as a loving father with a great sense of humour. He leaves behind his 7 children: Marianne (Mike) Kraemer, Margrit (Bob) Hart, Rolf (Audrey) von Heyking, Marlen Boisvenue, Susanne von Heyking, Elisabeth Martin, Helen (Pat) Paret. Opa will be remembered with deep love and respect by 16 grandchildren and 18+ great grandchildren.


Predeceased by his brother, Rolf von Heyking (2012) and special childhood friend, Helga Tusche, who offered healing and companionship after the untimely loss of his beloved wife Renate.


Our thanks to the staff at University Gates and especially at Hospice Waterloo Region for their compassionate loving care.


Cremation will have taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 4260 Hessen Strasse, Wellesley. A private family interment will be held at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley.


In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to Hospice Waterloo Region, Canadian Cancer Society or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wellesley Township may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S. Waterloo at


Miss me – But let me go

By Christine Rossetti

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little - but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me - but let me go. 

For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home. 

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.

And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds

Miss me- but let me go

Remember the Saviour who paid the price

For you and me to have eternal life.

Miss me – but let me go


Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2024
St. John's Lutheran Church
4260 Hessen Strasse
Wellesley, Ontario, Canada