In Celebration of

Friedrich (Fritz) Lanzer

November 22, 1921 -  September 10, 2019

We mourn the loss of our dear father, grandfather, uncle and spouse, who passed away on September 10, 2019. He was a man of strength, warmth and generosity, and an important presence in the lives of everyone around him. We were blessed to have had him with us for almost 98 years. Trained at the forge in the early part of the last century, he was an engineer and designer – often opting to make things himself rather than buy them; whether furniture, jewelry boxes, lamps, cabinetry or any number of tools. He was born in an age when all that was still possible – and often necessary. Survivor of the Second World War, his fervent wish was for his family to live in peace. All that, and much else he achieved.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Neumann) and his only brother Edmund, who fell in war at the too-early age of 22. He is survived by his wonderful spouse Nellie; his sons Frederic (Johanne) and Tom (Marie); his adored grandchildren Frédéric Laurent, Rémi, Nicolas and Geneviève; his nephew in Germany Edi (Rosi) and their children Jürgen (Franziska) and Susanne (Richard); nephews and nieces Andre (Su), Carmen, Sonja and Angelique; and other close relatives including Gina, Anna (Ray) and Elizabeth (Louis).

With solace in our hearts, we gratefully acknowledge the outstanding and caring staff at Selection West Island, who cared for him with dedication, gentleness and the kindness of angels.

Dad, you have well and truly earned your rest.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 11:00, followed by a service at 13:00 in the chapel, and a reception thereafter at:

Mount Royal Funeral Complex
1297 chemin de la Forêt
Outremont, QC H2V 2P9
(514) 279-6540


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Ralph Brookholmes and Stacey MacDonald (Friends of Tom and Marie)

Entered October 9, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Tom, Marie, Nicholas, and Genevieve. Although we never met your father (grandfather) he sure sounded like a gentle, kind, and industrious father and husband. We are grateful to him as we have come to know you and your beautiful family. May you cherish all the loving memories of Fritz.
Warm regards,
Stacey and Ralph

Yvon G. Holdrinet (friend of Andre Stoeckmann & friend of family)

Entered October 10, 2019 from Burnaby, British Columbia

I remember Onkel Fritz (I called him that too!) as a warm, kind, intelligent as well as wise man with whom one always felt oneself to be in good company.

Claus Stanischewski and Gabriella Stanischewski (Friend)

Entered October 13, 2019 from Chomedey

Rest In Peace.

Erika and Ron Boch (friends of Tom and Marie)

Entered October 15, 2019 from Ottawa, Ontario

Tom, Marie, Nicholas and Genevieve, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Warm regards,
Erika and Ron

Debbie Atkinson (Friend of Frederic & Family)

Entered October 18, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Frederic, Johanne, Frederic Laurent & Remi.
Warm Regards,
Debbie & Family


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