Werner Bock, 77, of Hillgrove, died unexpectedly near his home on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Born in Germany, he was the son of Karl and Ella (Buermann) Bock.
Werner came to Canada from Germany to farm in 1969. He had heard that farmers were wanted in New Brunswick; there were many abandoned farms around. He bought his place outside Petitcodiac and went to work. Diligently he plowed and sewed and had pigs and beef cattle. He had a good relationship with the old farmers and listened to their stories with great interest.
Werner was a farmer with all his heart. He was innovative and could build almost any machinery. He was always there to help his neighbours. He was always trying to improve his community, and improve New Brunswick, and was protesting the sale of NB Power, the spraying of forests, and was environmentally conscious. He always said "We are the stewards of the land, it is not ours to destroy, we have to protect it." Werner was a valiant fighter for truth and justice and devoted his life to this cause.
He is survived and sadly missed by his wife, Renate, and many nieces and nephews in Germany, and also by friends in his community.
Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 2 pm at Maplewood Cemetery, Petitcodiac.
If desired, donations toward a living memorial would be appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800).
He will find peace in heaven.
Rest in Peace Werner. You will be missed.