Fred Meissner Obituary – Cause of Death: In loving memory of The Waterloo Region District School Board trustee Fred Meissner.
Flags at all of the district’s schools will fly at half-staff following the announcement on Wednesday that trustee Fred Meissner had passed away by the Waterloo Region District School Board.
In a statement, the board noted that The Fred Meissner, “known affectionately by some at the board as The Fred Meissner, was a beloved educator who had a long history of teaching, leading, and most importantly, caring about the students he served.”
He was well-known among the inhabitants and students in his hometown, and he was passionate about assisting young people and the place he loved.
The board said it was “deeply saddened” by Meissner’s passing and that his “passion and dedication to improving public education in the region was second to none.”
The flags will be lowered to half-staff until Meissner’s funeral.
On the manner of death, no official announcement has been issued. Meissner moved to change the board’s meeting procedures while he was present at the board meeting on Monday.
Meissner retired in 2018 after 27 years of teaching at Elmira District Secondary School, where he served in the special education and English departments. He was chosen to represent Woolwich/Wellesley on the public school board last October.
He has spent his entire life in the Waterloo Region. For the past 17 years, he and his wife Terry have resided in Woolwich/Wellesley. He has offspring as well as grandchildren.