Johann Wist

Obituary of Johann Wist

WIST Johann Engelbert "Hans" P.Eng.- With his family by his side, Hans Wist died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of Ingeborg. Loving father of Dorian Wist & his wife Theresa, Toronto, Sylvia Park & the late Ron, Kitchener, Stefan Wist & his wife Andrea, Southampton and Andrea Wist & her husband Chris Hogan, Sarnia. Cherished Grosspapa (O'Papa) of Travis Park (Tammy), Ryan Park (Kadie), Sean Park (Sophie), Kirsten Wasowicz (Stefan),  Kenne, Kristofer, Kelan and Kieffer Wist, Scott Black, Heather Black (Nigel Ribiero), Kelly Hogan and James Hogan,. Great Grosspapa of Brooklyn, Haley, Dylan, Malaya, Nick and Paisley and twin girls to come. Also survived by his nephews Bundy and John. Predeceased by his parents Engelbert & Augusta Wist and his brother Abund Wist. Hans and Inge came from Vienna, Austria to Canada in 1951 and settled in Sarnia in 1956. Hans was a compressor engineering specialist for Polysar until his retirement in 1981. In his retirement he was a consultant for Esso, taught physics at Lambton College and was actively involved in community lakefront preservation. Throughout his life he was an avid craftsman and used those skills to restore homes to their natural beauty. Hans had an active lifestyle; walking, cross country skiing, sailing, tennis and badminton. Family meant everything to Hans and his passions became their passions. He was a history and politics buff, which led to many lively discussions at the dining room table. As a dedicated father he encouraged every one of his children in their individual goals and interests. Hans was a romantic, his love for Inge was forever and always, a true inspiration to all who knew and loved him. In honouring Hans' wishes cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Sarnia Community Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at