Father Helmut Revers, M.Afr in Germany, informs you of the return to the Lord of Brother Gerhard Weffers, M.Afr. He died on the 9th July 2014, in Trier, Germany. He was 90 years old of which 61 of missionary life in Zambia, Luxembourg and in Germany Gerhard Weffers was born on 23/10/1923 in Rheydt, Diocese of Aachen. He trained as a tailor. After completing his training, he was conscripted into the army. From 1945 until 1949 he was a prisoner of war in Russia. After his release he worked as a tailor in a factory for a short time before entering the postulancy of the White Fathers in Langenfeld on 01/09/1950. He continued there with his novitiate from October 1950 until October 1952. On 26/10/1952 he pronounced his first oath in Marienthal, where he did his scholasticate from November 1952 until November 1954.
After his formation he worked in the German Province before departing for Zambia on 24/02/1957. After language studies he mainly worked as a carpenter. He pronounced his perpetual oath in Kachebere. From September 1963 until June 1964 he absolved a course of architectural drawing and building technician in Germany. Afterwards he lived in Kanyanga until 1977 working in the carpentry and in the workshops there.In April 1977 Gerard was appointed procurator and guest master in Lusaka. After a short stay in Minga/Chipata and after doing the long retreat in Jerusalem he was appointed bursar in our noviciate in Kasama. In 1989 he moved as bursar to the Regional House of Kasama.
In October 1993 Gerard returned to Germany because of his advancing age. He took over as receptionist in Trier, giving other services as well. He died in Trier 9th July 2014.Fr. Rolf Wigger, Sector Secretary