Martin Siemens, 80 years old, died unexpectedly but peacefully at home in Virgil, Ontario on Monday, April 25, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ursula (nee Fieguth), his children Werner (Brandi), Adrian, Andrea Claudia, and Nico, as well as grandchildren, Shae, Jacob, Zander, Paxton and Martin, and several siblings in Paraguay, Mexico and Canada.
Martin was born and raised in the Menno Colony in Paraguay. He was the 5th of 12 children born to Heinrich Siemens (1916-1995) and Elizabeth (nee Friesen) (1914-2005). He went to seminary in Montevideo, Uruguay (where he married and started his family). He and his young family lived in northern Argentina and rural Paraguay before moving together to Canada in May of 1978. He and the family settled in the Niagara on the Lake area in southern Ontario. He worked as a carpenter for the duration of his working years in Canada and brought those skills home to build and fix whatever was needed around the house, built tree forts and play equipment, bookshelves and home renovations. In retirement he enjoyed spending time outdoors whenever possible, in the garden, enjoying mate on the deck, napping in the hammock, spending evenings around a fire, playing board games, and particularly spending time with his grandchildren.
The memorial service will take place at 1pm Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at Central Community Church, 680 York Road, Niagara on the Lake.