Jost, Hans

October 30, 1931 – April 11, 2021
at the age of 89 years

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Hans.  Hans was born in Möderndorf in Kärnten, Austria.  He became a master upholsterer by trade but also learned about bees and beekeeping from a early age.  He was an inventor of many games, a winemaker and house designer.  He had a very astute mind and loved to play chess especially with a nice glass of wine.  Hans had a love for nature and the great outdoors, was a horticulturist and also enjoyed prospecting and going after that elusive gold!  His favourite music was the Blue Danube and his favourite poem was Lied der Glocke (The Song of the Bell).

Hans was a devoted husband to Maria and he will be missed by family and friends.  He was a true gentleman.

Many thanks to Dr. Warren Bell for his wonderful care.

Hans was laid to rest at the family grave at Mt. Ida Cemetery.  There was no service by request.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.


  1. Late but nonetheless sincere. Hans was a great friend, an accomplished chess player and a wonderful person to know.We will miss you my friend, miss the chess games, miss the occasional brew at the pub, and miss the discussion sessions and simply being with you. Sorry I couldn’t be with you at the end but distance and health prevented it. However, you will always have a place in my heart. Good-bye my friend.

  2. Yes Hans was a true gentleman, so kind and caring. Thank you for the best honey ever!! Rest In Peace dear honey man.

  3. Hans…It is with a sad heart that I learn that you have said goodbye to all of us here on earth…but it is my vision that you are now in the arms of your Beloved Maria…oh how you loved and missed her…thank you for the many fond memories and as many have described you, I will truly miss your true Gentlemanly Qualities, your wit, your incredible mind and the invitations to come sit, sip and contemplate Life…and I will never be able to forget the sweetness of your honey or your heart! Rest In Peace and Love!

    Carla Robbins

  4. Dear Uncle Hans
    Much too suddenly you have gone from us. When I tried to contact you by phone, I could not reach you because you were already in the hospital. It hurts me very much that I could not say goodbye to you. It all happened so quickly. Yes, that’s life, you can not calculate and plan everything, unlike the game of chess. My memory of our visit to you in 2012 with my son Lukas will always remain in my memory. It was wonderful with you. Canada is a beautiful country. You left all your work and drove with us across Canada and showed us the beauty of nature. UNFORGETTABLE IMPRESSIONS!!! It was a beautiful time. We both shared a love of chess and I can still remember our hard-fought games against the chess computer. We had a lot of fun doing it. The meeting with your chess colleagues in the chess club was very pleasant and friendly. With you there were always interesting discussions about God and the world. I do not like to let you go, but I am sure that we will meet again. Hereby I send you dear uncle Hans a last greeting your godchild

    Hans Jost from Switzerland

    Lieber Onkel Hans
    Viel zu plötzlich bist du von uns gegangen. Bei meinem Versuch dich telephonisch zu kontaktieren konnte ich dich leider nicht mehr erreichen da du bereits im Krankenhaus warst. Estut mir sehr weh, dass ich mich von dir nicht mehr verabschieden konnte. Es ging alles so rasch. Ja, so ist das Leben man kann nicht alles berechnen und planen im Gegensatz zum Schachspiel. Meine Erinnerung an unseren Besuch bie dir im Jahre 2012 mit meinem Sohn Lukas wird mir immer in Erinnerung bleiben. Es war wunderschön bei dir. Canada ist ein wunderschönes Land. Du hast all deine Arbeit stehen und liegen gelassen uns bist mit uns kreuz und quer durch Canada gefahren und hast uns die Schönheit der Natur gezeigt. UNVERGESSLICHE EINDRÜCKE!!! Es war eine schöne Zeit. Uns beide verband die Liebe zum Schachspiel und ich kann mich noch gut an unsere hartumkämpften Partien gegen den Schachkomputer erinnern. Wir hatten viel Spass dabei. Das Treffen mit deinen Schachkollegen im Schachklub war sehr angenehm und freundschaftlich. Mit dir gab esimmer interessante Diskussionen über Gott und die Welt. Nicht gerne lasse ich dich gehen, doch ich bin überzeugt wir werden uns wiedersehen. Hiermit schicke ich dir lieber Onkel Hans einen letzten Gruss dein Patenkind

    Hans Jost aus der Schweiz

  5. Lieber Hans, traurig lassen wir dich gehen. So gerne hätten wir dich noch einmal besucht. Als letzter „alter“ Jost werden wir dich vermissen. Typen wie dich gibt es leider keine mehr. Dein Humor war einmalig und deine Energie erstaunlich. Ich konnte trotz der wenigen gemeinsamen Zeit viel von dir lernen.
    Schade warst du so weit weg von uns. Jede Stunde war schön um dich zu sein. Wir halten dich in Ehren in dankbarer Erinnerung.

  6. This is a tribute to a gentleman that had so many wonderful qualities he was kind and thoughtful to everybody, did everything on a hand shake, loved to play chess and enjoy
    his many years of working with the bees. Hans also invented lots of games, did I mention
    he was smart too! He was very much in to politics and also had a love of rocks and at one time wanted to become a geologist. They really broke the mould with him, one of a kind,
    the nicest thing about Hans was he was so humble and modest. He was such a pleasure
    to know.

  7. the great Hans Jost has left us….a master of so many talents and skills and a such vibrant life…we will miss him and when we walk in the forest we will think of him as we have so many times in the last many years

  8. Sorry to hear of your passing Hans, enjoyed playing chess with you and the boys over the years. You will be missed

  9. the great Hans, master of so many skills, you lived so vibrantly…..we will walk with you often just as we have thought of you so many, many times… touched us…thank you

  10. So long Hans. Thankyou for all the lovely honey over the years. I will cherish our last bucket and think of you with every use.
    Off to join your Dear wife. She will be glad to have you join her. You’ll be missed and you will be remembered

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