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Hans Wielens

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In Memoriam
Dr. Hans Wielens - Adjunct Professor


Wielens, Hans, 62, South Rawdon, passed away on Friday Aug.6, 2010 at the QEII, New Infirmary Site, Halifax. Hans was born March 5, 1948 in Berg en Dal, The Netherlands and was a son of the late Johannes and Maria (Horstman) Wielens. Hans studied at the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, where he earned a Ph.D in Geology. He emigrated to Canada (Calgary) in 1979 and worked as a petroleum geologist for Shell, the GSC, and Unocal before starting his own consulting company. Hans moved to NS in 1999 to work at the BIO, from which he retired in July 2010. As an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University he assisted in the Earth Sciences department. Through his work, he met many wonderful people. For Hans, Nova Scotia is a geologist's paradise. He had a passion for geology, woodworking, gardening, hiking and photography. Hans was very proud of his three sons and he will be missed by the many whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jeanette (Dederen), sons Olaf, Nils and Bjorn. His sisters, Tessy (Chris) and Jose, and a niece and nephews in the Netherlands. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Many thanks to the staff of unit 5.2 at the QEII for their care. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Windsor & Area education fund, to a science scholarship in memory of Hans Wielens, P.O. Box 700, Windsor NS. B0N 2T0 Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, Ph 19026332431or e-mail condolences to: allenfuneral @ ns.sympatico.ca