Nelson Weippert


April 10th, 1939
April 27th, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing on Saturday, April 27, 2019, of Nelson Arthur Weippert aged 80.
He died peacefully surrounded by his caring family. He leaves behind Sharon (nee Inkpen), his best friend and wife of 57 years. Loving father of Todd (Carol), Kim (Rita), and Chris (Jen), and proud grandfather to Tyler and Nicholas. Brother to Linda (Ross) and Diane. Predeceased by his sister, Joyce and brother, Edward. Nelson had a rich life, well lived.  Throughout his life Nelson strongly believed in volunteering and giving back to his community. For many years he filled pulpits in the Valley. Through his work as a lay Minister, and with his music and kind words, he touched the lives of many people. He will be missed by all.  One of his passions was raising money for the Canadian Food Grains Bank. If you wish, donations in his name can be made to: Canadian Food Grains Bank (), Box 767, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2L4.  The family wishes to thank the 3rd floor and ICU staff at the Barrie Memorial Hospital in Ormstown Quebec for their caring support. 

There will be a Celebration of Life  for Nelson Weippert on Saturday, July 6 at 2pm at Rockburn Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.  

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Condoleances (61)

  • Daniel Pomminville

    To Sharon, Todd, Kim, Chris and family, I offer my deepest sympathies in this difficult time. Nelson's love for family and community was so great I know his spirit will live on in the hearts of all he has touched.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 3:43:48pm
  • Bob and Joanne

    Our sympathies go out to Sharon, Chris, Kim and Todd on their loss. Nelson was an example of a shepherd caring for all of us. He shared of himself. We will miss him.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 5:55:52pm
  • Pat and Bill Martin

    We were so sorry to hear of Nelson's passing. There will certainly be a huge hole left in the fabric of our road and of the Valley.He made the world a better place for having been here. Rest in Peace, dear neighbour. God be with you 'til we meet again.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 6:09:31pm
  • Lillian Ryner

    My sincere sympathy to Sharon and family . We are thinking of you during this difficult time, as we share your loss..

    Lillian Ryner

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 6:58:42pm
  • Emily Ryner

    My deepest condolences to aunt Sharon and family. Words cannot express how much uncle Nelson will be missed. I will never forget that some of my favourite memories were on the farm. We will all carry his memory in our hearts.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 7:33:05pm
  • Judy Farrow

    What a huge loss for so many people whose lives he touched with his stories and music and his caring - he will be deeply missed by family and friends and leaves a big hole and large shoes to fill in the community.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 7:38:52pm
  • Lindsay Strachan

    It is with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of Nelson. He was indeed a fine, kind man. An animal lover, I remember him fondly walking his dog along Route 138A. He was always receptive to taking in stray and feral cats. Those that did not make it into his home, were lovingly fed and cared for in his barn. Sharon my thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 7:50:42pm
  • Betty McIntyre

    Dear Sharon & family,
    Lynn & myself were so saddened to hear about Nelson's dearh.,He was a special person. Our sincere condolences.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 8:24:07pm
  • Brigitte and Rodney Moore

    Our deepest sympathy to Sharon and all the Weippert family at the passing of Nelson. He was a great neighbour and friend. He always took an interest in what we were up to and how the children were doing. He will be missed. Rodney, Brigitte, Emily, Melissa and Laura.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 9:21:17pm
  • Caroline and Danny Bulmer

    Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 9:29:49pm
  • Elicia Carstensen (Elicia Todd)

    Sad to hear that he has passed, I remember being a little girl. My grandma June Todd took us to his house and we held his baby lambs. It was a moment I will never forget. You have my deepest sympathy and condolence to the entire family. Elicia Carstensen (Formerly known as Elicia Todd

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 9:30:06pm
  • Ross Fuller

    I am very sorry to learn of the passing of my cousin Nelson. For a number of years we had not been in touch but a few years ago my wife and I visited Nelson and Sharon. I was very happy to see him and Sharon and we enjoyed a very pleasant visit. Time has gone by so very quickly and I never really got to re-conect with Nelson as much as I would have liked. This has sadden me very much.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 9:45:53pm
  • Pat Walsh

    Dear Sharon,
    I’m so very sorry about Nelson. He was a wonderful, kind man. I know Maureen thought the world of him - and of you too, of course.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 10:10:22pm
  • Cathy/Don Dunn

    Our deepest condolences..Nelson was one of those special men who was interested in everyone and did so much for community! He touched many lives over the years and was deeply loved and will be missed by so many. Sharon, thank you for sharing him with the Valley...we are all so much richer having known Nelson.

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 10:12:17pm
  • Lillian Ryner

    My sincere sympathy to the family . Thinking of you during this difficult time . Nelson will be missed , as he was a very special person and friend.
    Lillian Ryner

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 10:48:52pm
  • Judyyuille

    My sincere sympathies to all the family .

    Sunday, Apr 28 2019 11:23:26pm
  • Gary Watt

    Heart felt sympathy to the Weippert family and friends. It is hard to lose someone close, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Take care with love Gary Watt and Family

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 12:43:14am
  • Caroline & Grant Roy

    We are sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 1:09:25am
  • Gordon and Rachelle Elder

    We are shocked and saddened to learn of Nelson's passing. He was an amazing man who touch so many lives in so many communities, we are truly honoured to have known him. Our sincerest sympathy to Sharon and family.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 1:28:18am
  • sheila

    so sorry to here this he was such a nice man and the family is a great family he will be missed

    sheila and gerald vaincourt

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 1:37:10am
  • linda furey

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family Sharon.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 2:54:22am
  • Sylvie Lemay

    All my sympathies to Sharon and all your family.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 9:38:54am
  • Barbara Petrie

    My sympathies Sharon, and to all the family. May he rest in peace.
    Barb and Gord Petrie

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 11:37:36am
  • Paul & Huguette Theriault

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a dear neighbour. Our condolences to the family.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 12:15:41pm
  • Peter Andert

    My sympathy to the Weippert family. I shall always remember Mr. Weippert as a man who took "time".. time to teach,time to celebrate,and time to listen. Rest in Peace my friend.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 12:16:05pm
  • Susan Evans

    My caring thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Nelson lived a full and loving life.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 12:38:34pm
  • Jean Robertson

    Dear Sharon& Family
    I am very sorry for your loss. Nelson will be greatly missed by everyone - he had such a kind heart and was a very giving person.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 1:51:45pm
  • Ian & Jennifer

    Many moist eyes in church Sunday and a real void in the band and congregation. Nelson will be sorely missed by all. May God bless Nelson and give comfort to Sharon, Tod, Chris and Kim.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 2:00:40pm
  • Murray and Marilyn McCaig

    Our sincere condolences Sharon, Todd, Kim, Chris and families. Nelson gave and spread love wherever he went. His kindness touched so many.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 2:13:49pm
  • Debbi & Ralph Templeton

    Our sincerest sympathies to you Sharon and family, from our family and on behalf of the Hollett family as well. Thinking of you at this time. He was such a special gentleman, full of passion and caring for everyone. He will be missed.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 3:10:01pm
  • Gladys & Gerald Brown

    Our deepest sympathies to the Weippert family

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 3:27:43pm
  • Shirley ovans

    My sympathy to Sharon and all the family .

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 4:17:00pm
  • Alfred Nelson Weippert

    Our condolences to the families.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 4:52:22pm
  • Gay Cloake

    Dear Sharon and family, My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
    Gay Cloake

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 6:21:07pm
  • Dianne Barnes and Gerald Duheme

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Nelson. Our sincere condolences to you Sharon and your family.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 6:35:27pm
  • Ken Greenhalgh & Sandra Caza

    Our condolences to the family.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 9:47:48pm
  • Karl & Arlene Aspelund

    Sharon so sorry to hear this news, our condolences to you and your family.

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 10:12:29pm
  • Judy and Wayne

    Dear Sharon, Todd, Kim, Chris
    Friendship and memories last a lifetime, with love
    The Reid Family

    Monday, Apr 29 2019 11:55:44pm
  • Dawna Weippert

    My deepest sympathies to Sharon and family at this time of loss. May your loved one live on in your hearts forever.

    Tuesday, Apr 30 2019 2:01:40am
  • HopeBouthillier

    My sincere condolences to the family.

    Tuesday, Apr 30 2019 11:21:59am
  • Mark and Diane Hayvren

    Dearest Sharon and Family,our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Nelson.He was the epitome of a true Christian.His many hours spent preaching,volunteering and involved in charitable fundraising were his reward.He really cared for anyone he met...........and will be sadly missed.R.I.P.

    Tuesday, Apr 30 2019 12:01:17pm
  • Lise Lapointe

    While I was not a close friend of Nelson, we met through the Rockburn Carolers and he impressed me as a kindly man, always smiling and with such a beautiful voice. My most sincere sympathy to Sharon and his family.

    Tuesday, Apr 30 2019 1:54:31pm
  • Patti Derstenfeld

    Dear Kim and family,

    My deepest sympathy go out to all of you. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. May your loving memories of him give you some comfort at this difficult time.

    Tuesday, Apr 30 2019 3:34:21pm
  • Winston and Jean Armstrong

    Our most sincere sympathy to you Sharon and all the family. We enjoyed many worship services with Nelson at St. Andrew's and at Zion in Dundee. He spent many hours visiting people in the community and conducted many funerals with dignity and solace. Thank-you, Nelson.

    Tuesday, Apr 30 2019 8:10:24pm
  • Lorraine & Ron

    A Gem on earth! A Star in heaven!
    Our most heart-felt sympathies Sharon and family.
    Please let us know if there is ...anything...we can do.

    Tuesday, Apr 30 2019 11:02:01pm
  • Joe and Sue Hevesy

    Dear Sharon and family, Words are not enough. I feel he still walks with us, and talks with us in his gentle, friendly way.We will always remember him. Our sadness goes with you all. And we celebrate his life and gifts to our community.

    Wednesday, May 1 2019 12:38:42pm
  • Jean Niles

    My deepest sympathy to his family. May you find peace and comfort in your happy memories of him.

    Wednesday, May 1 2019 2:57:24pm
  • Bernice Reid

    Sharon and Family,
    There is little I can say.Nelson’s friendly greetings and kindness will be greatly missed.My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this difficult time.

    Wednesday, May 1 2019 3:06:03pm
  • Pam Webb Thwaites

    So sad to hear of Nelson's passing. He was a wonderful,kind, man and will be so missed in the community and in our little village. Sending love to all the family.

    Wednesday, May 1 2019 6:24:37pm
  • Norma Alfred Latulipe

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We have fond memories of him ,first in 4H and later with his music in senior homes . R.I.P. Norma and Alfred Latulipe

    Wednesday, May 1 2019 10:00:57pm
  • Yvonne Lewis Langlois

    Michel and I send our sincere condolences to you, Sharon and your family. We were taken aback by the news. It is so hard to comprehend how Nelson was there in church one Sunday and then gone. He was one of the kindest people I know. He is , and will continue to be, greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you .

    Wednesday, May 1 2019 10:35:37pm
  • Sarah Hackett

    Uncle Nelson will be missed by many. He was a nice kind funny man.. my deepest condolences to the Weippert family xoxo

    Wednesday, May 1 2019 11:57:50pm
  • Gerald Rita French

    Our sincere sympathy to Sharon and Family.
    Gerald and Rita

    Thursday, May 2 2019 10:14:42pm
  • Sandra and Gorodon Ferry

    Dear Sharon and family: We were saddened to hear of Nelson's passing. He was truly a great husband, father, and friend and gave so much to the Valley with his lay preaching and music. Our prayers are with you and family.

    Friday, May 3 2019 4:42:06pm
  • Eric Pritchard

    My sincere sympathy to you, Sharon, and your family. Nelson was such a special person and we will miss him dearly.

    Friday, May 3 2019 5:57:31pm
  • Norman & Pearl Fennel

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Nelson's family.

    Friday, May 3 2019 11:07:33pm
  • Jacob Gutman's Family

    Dear Kim and Family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy on your loss. May Nelson's memory always be a source of comfort to you, now and in the future. Bela, Polly, Rosie, Tom, and the rest of the rest of the clan.

    Sunday, May 5 2019 7:24:22pm
  • Dorothea Bye

    Nelson Weippert was one of those rare people who gave away far more than he asked for in return, a precious soul who shouldered out-sized spiritual burdens in order to lighten the load for others. His unexpected passing will leave widespread ripples of sorrow because he and Sharon touched the lives of so many in profound, meaningful, and often practical ways over decades. Nelson understand and represented the wider Christian community's needs and values. As a lay minister, he was diplomatic, comforting, and sensitive in organizing the logistics and tone of many worship services. His humility, faith, and actions were impressive. He was an exemplary human being who made the world a better place. My family and I extend our support and sympathies to those closest to him.

    Wednesday, May 8 2019 2:24:02am
  • Lou and Denise Collins

    Dear Cousin Sharon,

    Denise and I will always remember with fondness the visits we had with you and Nelson, both here in Sarnia and Wyoming (Ontario) as well as at your home. Nelson was always so gracious and kind and I will especially remember the classical guitar lesson he taught me. Our thoughts are with you Sharon and we offer our sincere sympathies to you and your family.

    Wednesday, May 8 2019 11:02:56pm
  • Clo and Anita Muellert

    Our sincere sympathy to Sharon and Family

    Thursday, May 9 2019 3:47:45pm
  • Gerald Beaudoin

    If you are really lucky in life, you may get a chance to spend some time with a man like Nelson.
    I consider myself very lucky. I was able to spend a couple of hours a month for the past couple of years with Nelson. He left me with gifts that money cannot buy…inspiration, confidence and above all, example. I will be forever grateful for that time we spent together and the way in which he enriched the lives of our community. To Sharon and all the family, may your loss be tempered by the knowledge that the Nelson was indeed a rare man of character from whom we could all take example.

    Sunday, May 19 2019 8:25:34pm

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