Heinz Poenn

Died: Sun., Oct. 23, 2016

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Heinz Dieter Poenn

Heinz Dieter Poenn passed away on Sunday, October 23 at the Little Current Health Centre, surrounded by his family.

Born in Fürth, Germany in 1934, Heinz was a long-time resident of Holland Landing, Ontario. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 and made significant contributions to the Ontario white-water paddling community. He was a Canadian champion white-water slalom kayaker and member of the national team competing in the Münich Olympics in 1972. He was a national and provincial team coach for many years and an executive member of the international canoe federation. Heinz owned a stainless steel manufacturing company in Vaughan, Ontario.

Heinz was predeceased by his beloved wife, Edith, his sister Waltraut and his nephew Michael Pönn.

He is survived by his loving spouse Norma McDermott, and his children Dieter (Siska) Poenn, Heide (D’Arcy) Paquet and Shylo Smith. He is survived also by his grandchildren Nicholas (Amber), Kristen (Andrew), Jonathan and Heide Poenn and Nicole and Michael Paquet, his brothers Horst and Klaus Pönn, his nephews Christian and Roland Pönn, his sister-in-law Ida Brandt-Kühn and his niece Brigitte (Richard) Brandt-Welzel and her children Richard (Rebecca) Brandt-Welzel and Melissa (Grant) Brandt-Welzel.
Services will be at Turner & Porter Funeral Home, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke.  Visitation on Friday evening with Funeral Service on Saturday.  (please check website to confirm times)
Burial at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, 1570 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke.
Donations can be made to MHC Aux.

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Gerald and Karla Lovelace
   Posted Mon October 24, 2016
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our families sincere condolences.

Janice & Gary Morphet
   Posted Tue October 25, 2016
So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing Dieter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Gerald and Brenda Hallett
   Posted Wed October 26, 2016
With Deepest Sympathy to Dr. Poenn and Siska and Family
May Fond Memories give you Comfort and Peace

Helen and Austin Eade
   Posted Sun October 30, 2016
To Dieter, Siska and family. We were so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear father and grandfather Heinz. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Marie Allen
   Posted Mon November 07, 2016
Dieter sorry to hear about your Dad passing, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time

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