RAABE, Hans Raabe - 73, from Whitby Ontario, passed away Thursday September, 2022 after a very short battle with Liver Cancer.
Grieving his loss are his wife, Ilona Raabe, children Stephen Raabe (Kelly), Tanya Symons (David), Helen Coleby (Alex) and Chris Coleby (Julie) along with his seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Joseph, Cecilia, Liev, Myles, Ethan and Elijah in addition to his extended family and friends.
He is predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Raabe, and his brothers Ernst and Walter.
Born in Paramaribo, Surinam he spent his formative years in Holland, he was the second of four children and followed in his father’s footsteps into Engineering.
His role in Mining Engineering brought him to Libera, Africa; Cassiar, BC; Logan Lake, BC and Peterborough, Ontario, until he finally settled happily in Whitby.
A lover of gardening and travel, he filled his days with time expanding his backyard oasis and exploring different countries with his wife.
He loved a good meal and a great conversation, preferably at the same time.
Hans enjoyed getting to know people and discovering how they think, whether those people were children, friends or other travellers.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him in Canada and abroad.