Richard John Ahrens, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Chapman House in Owen Sound on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from a Brain Tumor.  He was  63.                          

Survived by loving wife Wendy (nee Messerschmidt). Devoted father to Robert Ahrens of Manitoba, Richard Jr. (Fiance Melissa Schnurr) of Walkerton, Dr. Katlin Ahrens (Dr. Daisy Liu) of Brantford and only daughter Cindy (Ryan) deVries of Saskatchewan. Proud Papa of his "Wolfpack" Jadin, Nolan, Arya, Carly, Sam and step grandchildren Brooke and Bryson. Fondly remembered by his brother Ron (Carol) Ahrens of Hanover, sister Karen (Bill) Procknow of Elmwood and brothers in law Paul (Susan) Messerschmidt of Elmwood, Jim (Bonnie) Messerschmidt, sisters in law Judy (Ron) Schreinert of Elmwood, Faye (Paul) Lantz of Cambridge and Lorie (Allan) Jarvis of Alberta. Special nephew of Don and Velma Knapp of Hanover. Predeceased by his parents and in laws Clarence and Marie Messerschmidt. 

Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A private family service will take place. 

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 2-4 pm with celebration of memories at 3:00 pm, at Elmwood Community Centre, Elmwood. Interment in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Ontario. 

Memorial donations to the Chapman House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at


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