In Memory of




Obituary for Wolfgang Peter Schlesiger


It is with profound sadness we announce Wolf’s passing on Monday, June 20th, 2022 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital at age 62, following an unexpected heart attack earlier in the month. 

Treasured husband of Vanessa Stapleton.  Loving father of Danika (Matthew Lindsey), Alexandra and Connor (fiancee Lindsay Kavanaugh).  Proud Grandpa to Jaxon and James Couto and Ascher Lindsey.  Wolf was also very excited to welcome his future granddaughter, Baby Lindsey, this coming September.  Beloved son of Reinhilt (nee von Wiecken) and the late Alfred.  Wolf will be deeply missed by his siblings Barb (Brian Ardern and children Casey and Jesse), Manfred (Sarah Kotyck and children Daniela and Martin), and Karen.  Beloved son-in-law of Lorraine and the late Dennis Stapleton.  

Wolf was raised in Ottawa and obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree at Carleton University. His love of project management took him around the world; Russia, Montreal, Peru, Baffin Island, Yellowknife, and finally to Toronto where he worked on the LRT system for Crosslinx.

Wolf loved everything outdoors; hiking, paddling, kayaking, cycling, camping and enjoyed travelling to places off the grid. One of Wolf’s most treasured places was his family cottage on Hardwood Lake, Quebec where he shared precious time with those he loved and created many memories throughout the years.

What mattered to Wolf above all else was the love of his family and friends. His role as husband, father, son, brother and friend is where he truly shone. The lessons Wolf taught us about strength, integrity, kindness, truth, honesty, and resiliency will be his lasting legacy and will ensure his memory will never be forgotten.  

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Sparks Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, June 29th at 11 am. Reception to follow. 

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For those who wish to access information on a future Celebration of Life for Wolf, please revisit this dedicated webpage.  

Donations in memory of Wolf to Covenant House Toronto or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.