Our beloved Franz Karl Ebner passed away on December 5, 2016. Best friend and loving husband of 54 years to Waltraud (Wally) Ebner, who he married on May 5th, 1962. A proud father to Marianne (Wilfried) Doettl, Frank (Susan) Ebner and Katherine (Kenneth) Madsen. Loving grandfather to Manuela (Manuel) Gigl, Sarah (Conner) Ebner, Franklin Ebner, Karoline (Ian) Madsen and Karsten (Meaghan) Madsen and great-grandfather to Leon and Eric Gigl. Franz is survived by his brothers and sisters in Austria, Susanne Jonak, Amalia Zach, Adolf (Heidi) Ebner, Elfriede (Josef) Weinberger and Herbert (Christine) Ebner. Fondly remembered by Joan and Dave Franks and Reinhilde and Alex Brand, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Also survived by nieces and nephews in Austria and Canada. Pre-deceased by his parents Amalia and Johann Ebner, sister Maria Ebner and brothers Eduard and Johann Ebner. Franz was born on October 13th, 1934 in Faistenau, Austria and immigrated to Canada in 1957 and was a proud Canadian. He retired in 2002 from his business Franz Ebner Wood Products. He enjoyed travelling the world with his wife, playing his accordion and working in the garden. His greatest joy was his grandchildren. He was an active member of St. Josephs and Immaculate Conception parishes and the Knights of Columbus, Council 1431 and the Justice J. M. King Assembly 1866. Visitation at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, December 9, from 6-9 p.m. (Knights of Columbus Prayers at 5:45 p.m.) Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 50 Well Street, Stratford on Saturday, December 10, at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to St. Josephs Church Restoration Fund, the Knights of Columbus, Council 1431 or the charity of your choice through the funeral home. 519-271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Friday, December 9, from 6-9 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Prayers at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m.
Immaculate Conception R. C. Church
50 Well Street
Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall
St. Joseph’s Church Restoration Fund
Knights of Columbus Council #1431
Charity of one’s choice