Henry John HavekesSeptember 30, 2016
Henry John Havekes passed away at St Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, in his 60th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Barbara Havekes. Loving father and father-in-law of Sara and Spencer, Katie and Wassim, Paula and Garrett, and Luke. Proud "Pa" of Nora and Grace. Son of Dien Havekes and pre-deceased by his father John. Son-in-law of Michael and Kathy Szczepaniak. Brother and brother-in-law of Joanne and Peter Sharp, William and Marie Havekes, Richard and Louise Havekes, Robert and Murielle Havekes, John and Joanne Havekes, Carl Havekes, James and Kathy Havekes, Edward and Cathy Szczepaniak and Anna Stitt. Uncle to 23 nieces and nephews and a friend to more people than we can count. He loved a good book, a cold drink, bird watching and sharing stories with family and friends. He could take any phrase and associate it to a song lyric in less than 5 seconds. He could fix anything and no project was ever too big or small. He will be missed more than words can describe. Henry, Henri, Hank, Dad, Pa....your memory is a gift, forever in our hearts.
Friends will be received at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, 241 9th Street West, Owen Sound, 519-376-2326 on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 6-9pm. A funeral service will be held at the Harmony Centre, 890 4th Ave East, Owen Sound, on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Owen Sound. For those from the Ottawa and Winchester areas who are unable to attend services in Owen Sound, a memorial mass will be held at St. Daniel’s Roman Catholic Church, 10606 Maple Street, South Mountain, Ontario on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to his favourite walking trails through the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (Charity # 107452641RR0001) for Arboretum Alliance Projects would be appreciated.