December 6, 2017

Johann Adam “John” Zimmermann of Strathroy, Ont., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 24, 2017 at the age 91.

Predeceased by his wife Elsa (Gotthardt) in 2000 and his partner Anna Kohlruss (2017).

Lovingly remembered by his sons John (Mary) and Anthony (Tina) Zimmermann.  Dear grandfather of Heidi Wakem (Jason), Kristy (Gavin), Anthony (Megan), Amanda, Michelle and John and great grandfather of Lilly and Jack.

Survived by his brother Adam and sister Ottilia Fritz. Predeceased by his parents Johann (1945) and Magdalena (1993), brother Siegfried (1944) and sister Therisia (1924).

John and Elsa left Bremer Haven, Germany and arrived in Halifax, N.S., on January 18, 1950. Their sponsorship brought them to Ontario where they settled in Mount Brydges before coming to Strathroy where he became a well-respected greenhouse propagator and owner of Zimmermann's Garden Centre. 

Visitation will take place at Denning's of Strathroy on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where a funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m.  Interment at Strathroy Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. 

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