On Sunday July 19, 2020 Hans-Juergen passed away peacefully at the age of 89. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Katherine (MacGonigal) Kirstein and grandson Rain McGuire. He is survived by his children Katherine (Kirstein) Paradis (Doug) and Tania Kirstein, his special friend Victoria Strang, her children Elizabeth Strang (Jason Kozun) and Kathryn Strang. All his grandchildren include Tristan, Arlon, Amber, Ziya, Bailey and Max.
Hans-Juergen loved travelling and the outdoors. He was passionate about education and cross-country skiing. He liked to push himself mentally and physically to learn and develop new skills, achieving three Bachelor degrees in his retirement. While he was always on the go, he made sure to have time for his family and friends. In time of need, he stepped up and helped in any way he could. We will miss him dearly. His spirit and memory will live on through all of us and we will always cherish the time we spent together.
The family is sincerely grateful to the staff at the Shepherd’s Care Foundation Mill Woods, and the Sturgeon Community Hospital for their care and compassion during his stay with them.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
St Faith’s PrayerWork’s Ministry, online https://stfaithsanglican.org/donate or
By cheque to St Faith’s with ‘PrayerWorks’ in the memo line; St Faith’s Anglican Church, 11725 93 Street NW, Edm, AB, T5G 1E2
Inner City Pastoral Ministry, CandaHelps.org (search for ICPM) or by mailing cheque to ICPM c/o Bissell Centre, 10527-96 Street NW, Edm, AB, T5H 2H6
A funeral service will be held on July 28, 2020 at 2pm at All Saints Anglican Cathedral 10035 103 St Edmonton. Those wishing to attend the funeral in person need to register with the Cathedral Office at email@example.com or call 780-428-6323. As per the Alberta Health Guidelines, funeral ceremonies are limited to a maximum of 100 people.