Manfred Baasner

Manfred Heinrich Wilhelm Baasner of Woodstock, Ontario passed away peacefully on April 10, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  Manfred was born on December 1, 1941 in Berlin, Germany.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 60 years, Dagmar (Raschke). Manfred was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He leaves behind his sons Thomas (Vivian Kok), and Frank (Paula), and daughter Christine Hoffzimmer (Dirk, predeceased). He was a devoted Opa to his only grandchild, Katarina.
Manfred became a journeyman pipe fitter while still in his teens, and then immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1962, only months after the Berlin Wall was put up. He worked for Almatex Paint & Varnish Co. on London, Ontario for 40 years, building a happy life for himself and his family, and embracing life as a Canadian citizen. Manfred loved spending time with his family, camping, building, woodworking, traveling, watching hockey and baseball games with his sons, reading, and watching documentaries. He was a great role model to all those around him.
A private family interment and Service will be held at a later date. Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario has been entrusted with final arrangements.  Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at

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  • Manfred was my mentor at Almatex paint and varnish. Manfred is such an amazing man. So sad to read this sad news. Our condolences to all the family.

    Mike Freeman
  • We had the pleasure to meet Manfred vacationing in the Bancroft Area and enjoyed his company very much. Our sympathies go to his dear wife and family.

    Hartmut & Birgit
  • Years of memories of fun and laughter, we will miss you Manfred

    Fred and Püppi
  • Very sorry to hear about your dad. I will remember how much he enjoyed watching the Woodstock Navy Vets. He always seemed to be enjoying himself.

    Dan Poirier
  • Frank and Paula,
    Rob and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time.
    Janice and Rob

    Janice Kurita
  • We are very sorry for your loss.
    May his memory be eternal.
    Vaso and Claude

    claude kortas
  • Dagmar and family Diane and I send our condolences.

    Bill Clubb
  • Manfred…we will remember you.
    A man with a heart of gold.
    A loving man for his family.
    And your smile.
    So devoted to his wife Dagmar,
    CLaude and Rachel Genier.

  • Oh Dagmar I am so sorry to hear this. I think about you both often. Deepest condolences to you.

    Kim Heather
  • Frank, my deepest condolences to you and your family!

    Daryl Harnett
  • Our deepest condolences. Much love to Dagmar, Frank, Paula and Katarina. Bill has many fond memories of Manfred when he and Dagmar were neighbours and friends of Marg and Art.

    Jane & Bill Paquette
  • Frank and family,
    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Talking with you Frank, he sounded like an amazing person, someone that will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Ron and Catherine

    Ron Jozwiak
  • Baasner Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Manfred. He always had a good story to share and a great laugh. Thinking of you all. Love Jacqui, Erich, Dylan, and Meghan

    Specht Family
  • Frank, sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May you have the strength to deal with this time of grieving for your family.

    Terry and Cindy Hilderley
  • I’m so sorry to read about your hubbie,l won’t be home until after Mothers Day,but my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

    Ruby Reid

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