HINSPERGER, Monsignor Daniel Robert
After a life well-lived, I announce my death on July 16, 2015 at the age of 73. With the usual regrets of humanity, I pass into everlasting life to join my parents, Jerome and Florence (Doerr). I am also predeceased by infant brother Donald, and sisters Marilyn (Don) Mann, and Patricia (Frank) Kenkel.
As the last remaining member of my family, I leave to mourn, 13 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and still more great-great nieces and nephews.
I was born in Hespeler, now Cambridge, May 24, 1942. My early education was in Cambridge, Resurrection College in Kitchener and St. Peter's Seminary, London. I was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Hamilton on May 8, 1971 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.
As Associate Pastor, I served in Holy Rosary Parish, Burlington; St. John the Baptist, Hamilton; Regina Mundi, Hamilton; and St. Ann's in Ancaster. I was Chaplain at St. Thomas More High School, Hamilton in the late '70s and pro tem Chancellor for the Diocese. I was Pastor at St. John the Baptist, Hamilton; founding Pastor of St. Mark's Parish in Kitchener and finally at St. Luke's in Hamilton. I had the honour of being named Monsignor by Pope Francis in 2014.
Over the years, I have served on the Boards of Directors for the Good Shepherd and the Catholic Children's Aid Society; numerous positions in the Diocese and finally as Chair of the Ex Corde Foundation. I express my appreciation to all I have met and with whom I have served over these many years.