Harry Mathias Strang, aged 90, of London, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2023, while in the care of Parkwood Hospital. Just 7 weeks prior, he was enjoying a holiday in Italy. Harry was born on January 22, 1933, in Adenau, Germany, and fortunately, his youth prevented him from being involved in World War II. At 17 years old, while apprenticing as an electrician, Harry also pursued a professional boxing career, earning 12 German marks per fight. After the war, he briefly worked as a truck driver for the French Army. In 1953, Harry immigrated to Canada with $35 in his pocket, eager for new opportunities. He quickly established himself, securing employment and housing, and bringing his love, Trudy, to Canada. They married on August 28, 1954, and embarked on their shared life journey together. Harry returned to school and became an electrical consultant, retiring early from M.M. Dillon. Throughout the years, Harry and Trudy explored the world, embracing adventure and exposing their children and grandchildren to the joys of travel. Harry had a passion for running, skiing, sailing, tennis, and hiking. Even at 83, he fearlessly tackled challenging ski slopes and remained active on the tennis court. He had a deep love for the sport and watched every tennis tournament with enthusiasm. Harry is survived by his devoted wife, Trudy, their children, Mary Luise Greene (Jim) and Gary Strang (Dawn), grandchildren, Bryan, Alexandra, and Michael, great-granddaughter, Regan, sister-in-law, Anneliese Brzezinski (Klaus), nephew, Volker Brzezinski (Elke), and nieces, Mary Ann, Karen, and Sonja Strang, along with their mother, Elizabeth. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerhard Strang, in February 2023. Harry was a role model for his family, exemplifying the significance of incorporating physical activity into daily life. He lived life to the fullest and taught others to make the most out of every situation. An honest, ethical, hardworking, and proud immigrant, Harry consistently showed kindness to all and treated others with respect. He will be profoundly missed by his family, and the world is undoubtedly a better place for having had him in it. The family expresses deep gratitude to the comfort care team at Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit, particularly nurse Barb and Danielle, for their exceptional care during his time there. They treated Harry as if he were their own father. The family also appreciates the care provided by University Hospital and Dr. McDougall. As per Harry’s wishes, no funeral or visitation will be held. Cremation has already taken place, and a family celebration of life will be scheduled. Online condolences may be left at http://www.funeraloptions.ca

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