Passed away peacefully December 26, 2020 at 91 years of age after a beautiful life. Beloved husband of Lillyan (nee Krenz) for 67 years. Devoted father of Leo Meyer Jr., and Eduard and Alba Meyer. Adored Opa of Erica and Evan, Leendert and Evelina, Jon and Lauren, Christiaan and Genni, Dain, Paul and Megan and Jay and great Opa of Maks, Mia, Carter, Amelia, Cecelia, Ryan and Sophie.
Cherished brother of Hilda and Wim (deceased) de Jong of Rotterdam, Netherlands, brother in law of Edward and Ruth Krenz of Seesen, Germany, Richard (deceased) and Ingrid Krenz of Denver, Colorado and Rita and Joachim Kloth of Hannover, Germany. Uncle of many nieces and nephews in the US, Germany and the Netherlands.
Leo immigrated to Canada in 1953 after completing his degree of Civil Engineering in the Netherlands. One of his few possessions he brought from Holland as a young man were his 20 inch long steel bladed wooden speed skates with leather straps to secure to his boots, that he had fond memories using to win many speed skating competitions, some with cash prizes he was proud to secure, on the lakes and canals of his youth.
Leo came to Windsor and began his career at the Dominion Bridge Company in 1953, Giffels Consulting Engineers in the 1960’s as Chief Structural Engineer, where he designed parts of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line in the far North, all the original St Clair College campus buildings and many buildings for the University of Windsor. Leo also designed and built his own house of reclaimed brick in St Clair Beach, where he happily lived for many years with his family. In 1967, Leo founded as President his own Consulting Engineering firm L. P. Meyer & Associates Ltd for over 35 years. Leo has designed many buildings and factories across Canada coast to coast, including the GM Trim Plant (now demolished) and also in the US. Leo designed the South Windsor Arena and Forest Glade Arena for the City of Windsor, while assisting his son Eduard to design the twin arenas for both. Leo was very involved in his community, devoting his time to the Children’s Aid Society and was actively involved with the Rotary Club (1918). Leo and Lillyan were world travellers and in later years spent 6 months each year in their home on the ocean in Florida. Leo’s favorite pastime was walking on the beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.
We would like to thank all the staff at the Village at St Clair for their care and compassion especially during this difficult time.
On Saturday, January 2, 2021, please join us virtually for a Celebration of Leo’s Life at 2pm. Please visit FamiliesFirst.ca for the livestream link. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, South Windsor, 519-969-5841.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Leendert Leo P Meyer 2020..
Décès pour la Ville:Windsor, Province: Ontario