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HAGGITT: George Thomas of Zurich

Posted By Haskett Funeral Home On March 13, 2020 @ 4:13 PM In Obituary,Zurich | 59 Comments

HAGGITT: George Thomas of Zurich

At the Bluewater Rest Home on Friday, March 13th, 2020, George Thomas Haggitt of Zurich, passed away in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Haggitt (2010). Dear father of Shelley and Kevin Geoffrey of Zurich, John Haggitt of Zurich, Michael and Linda Haggitt of Zurich, and Paul and Louise Haggitt of Hensall. Loved by his grandchildren Nate and Brandi, Vicki, Zach; Natasha and Virgil; Ricky, Josh and Jordyn, Jess and Jules; Kyle, Lauren, Jesse and Jacob. Loved by his great-grandchildren Mace, Thomas, Bentley, Brianna, Blair, Breleigh, Hunter and Brayden. Survived by his brother Steve Haggitt. Predeceased by his sons Richard and Patrick, and brother Kenney Haggitt.

In 1964 George and Mary Haggitt moved to Zurich. George came here from Auburn to work for the Huron County highways. George’s kids have great memories of riding on snowplows and graders. He was lucky to have worked his dream job until he retired. He was very involved in the community; every kid came to him to get their skates sharpened, he was also on the Zurich Council and BWRH board. He loved hunting and fishing and going up North with his friends. He was a great ball and hockey player, and also coached hockey for many years. When the grandchildren came along they decided to buy a boat, which the grandchildren have many fond memories of staying, fishing and swimming on the boat. He would come and watch and cheer the kids on at sporting events. He was a great father and grandfather and was always there for everyone. To watch Dad who is such a strong, smart man, over the years battle with dementia has been very hard. Thank God for the memories.

Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at Ball’s Cemetery at a later date.  Haskett Funeral Home, ZURICH entrusted with arrangements. 

Donations to the Bluewater Zurich Community Centre would be appreciated by the family. 

Condolences for the family of “HAGGITT: George Thomas of Zurich”

Condolence from Doug and Joyce McBeath on March 13th, 2020 5:26 PM

Our prayers and sympathy to the entire Haggitt family. We have many great memories of George and Mary

Condolence from Nancy-Rae and Bob Lovie on March 13th, 2020 6:06 PM

Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Haggitt family…..

Condolence from Patti Hunt on March 13th, 2020 6:27 PM

Shelley, Kevin and extended family; we are sincerely sorry to hear of George’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. And may you all be at peace????
Jamie and Patti Hunt

Condolence from Nikki Kocmut on March 13th, 2020 6:39 PM

Sending love and hugs to you Shelley, Kevin and the whole family and to all who loved George. I am happy to have met him and to have been welcome in his home. I am glad that you and the kids have such amazing fond memories of a good hearted man. With love, Nikki (and Chris) Kocmut

Condolence from marlene.tony bedard on March 13th, 2020 6:52 PM

George /Mary will be remembered for giving a lot of their spare time to the youth of Zurich.. We will always remember them ../George working with the Young hockey teams. He will always be remembered by many young players. Michael/ Maybe even Scott ! So sorry for your loss


Condolence from Jim Oesch on March 13th, 2020 7:02 PM

George was a great inspiration for us all in Zurich, truly a great man with many skills . He sure loved you guys and will leave an ever lasting mark in your Hearts .
We all know how kind hearted you were George aka Biscuit


Condolence from Alice Masse on March 13th, 2020 7:12 PM

The Haggit Family Thinking of the family at this most difficult time sincere sympathy Don and Alice Masse

Condolence from Dennis and Barb Rau on March 13th, 2020 7:58 PM

To the Haggitt family
So sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. The community losses a great man.

To the Haggitt family
So sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a great man and the community will seriously miss him. Our prayers are with you

Condolence from Marg Gingerich on March 13th, 2020 8:39 PM

My sincere sympathy to all of George’s family. He always took time to ask about the kids sports. He was a sincere man!

Condolence from Randy and Lynda Rapley on March 13th, 2020 8:53 PM

Mike, Linda and family, we are so sorry to hear about George. Lots of memories. Sending love to all.

Condolence from Donna O’Brien on March 13th, 2020 9:56 PM

Many Zurichites have good memories of George and Mary. We had many fun times together after ball and hockey games with them. I know your happy times will be of solace to all of you !! Please accept my sincerest sympathy! Hugs to each of you, Donna

Condolence from Shirley ( Oesch ) Erb on March 13th, 2020 10:40 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Georges family .

Condolence from Joe and Marilyn Kenda on March 14th, 2020 7:13 AM

Haggitt Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of George. He was a great man and an inspiration to many. Joe has many fond memories of his days working with your dad and will always treasure them. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Hugs to all.????

Condolence from Sally Pollard on March 14th, 2020 8:04 AM

Mike and Linda,
I am so sorry to learn of George’s passing. Dad always spoke very highly of him, and I felt in a way that I got to know George through you, Linda.
Dementia is such a cruel disease. But now he is fully restored and with his dear Mary. And we know another angel by name. I’ll be thinking of you and your family.
with love,

Condolence from Wayne and Cindy Hamather on March 14th, 2020 8:31 AM

our sincere sympathy to the entire Haggitt family….

Condolence from Tom and Elaine Hayter on March 14th, 2020 8:37 AM

Shelley, Kevin and Family
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear dad and grandpa .
May your precious memories , lift you up during this very difficult time .
Keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

Condolence from Paul and Joan on March 14th, 2020 8:49 AM

Shelley and Kevin,our deepest compassion to you and your family on the death of George.
Prayers for you all.

Condolence from Grace Thompson on March 14th, 2020 9:27 AM

Paul, Louise and family
My sympathy on the loss of your Father.
Aunt Grace

Condolence from Mary Jane Parsons on March 14th, 2020 10:03 AM

Jessica and Jules and Families,
Thinking of you with love and sympathy. Sorry for the loss of your beloved, and much talked about Grampa. The photos are a beautiful illustration of a loving family and fun times.

Love, Maryjane Parsons

Condolence from Fred and Susan Elder on March 14th, 2020 10:08 AM

Paul and Louise we are so sorry to hear of your father George passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire Haggitt family. May God bless you all.

Condolence from Rick & Patti Bedard on March 14th, 2020 10:34 AM

Sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

Condolence from Marg Deichert on March 14th, 2020 10:43 AM

To all of the Haggitt Family – Sending my condolences on the loss of your dad – George! Remember all the good times that you had over the years. He will live on in your children & grandchildren.
Marg Deichert

Condolence from Brenda Harburn on March 14th, 2020 10:51 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss

Condolence from Bob Fisher on March 14th, 2020 11:25 AM

My sincere sympathies to all of George’s family.God bless.Bob Fisher

Condolence from Randy and Vicki Geoffery on March 14th, 2020 11:43 AM

We remember their Love when they can no longer Remember!
Dear Family, we are sorry but at peace to learn of your father’s death
We loose them little by little each day. It is the longest good-bye, you never
Felt your heart break so slowly. Our sincere sympathy to each of you!

Condolence from Gerald & Janet Weido on March 14th, 2020 12:09 PM

John, Paul, Mike, Shelley and families,
Sorry to hear of George’s passing. I fondly remember George as my hockey coach, especially our 1969/70 year. Remember your snowplow rides with your dad. Not many kids get to do that.
Our sympathy to all of you.
Gerald & Janet

Condolence from Ron and Dianne Ducharme on March 14th, 2020 12:31 PM

Dear Haggitt Family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of
you at this very sad time

Condolence from Harv & Evelyn Vincent on March 14th, 2020 1:02 PM

Sincere sympathy to each of George’s family. May the good memories bring peace and comfort

Condolence from Terry and Sharon Romphf on March 14th, 2020 1:27 PM

Kevin, Shellie and family
Sorry to hear of the loss of George. We know all too well how dementia can affect a family. Mom didn’t know people but she always remembered George. Hang on to your memories. Take care.
Terry and Sharon Romphf

Condolence from Karen (Webster) Holtby on March 14th, 2020 2:12 PM

To the family of George Haggitt. When I worked at the County doing Payroll, he was the best Forman I had. He always took time to sit and visit. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Keep the memories close to your heart. My stepmother was Lila Youngblut, small world.

Condolence from Don Oesch on March 14th, 2020 2:42 PM

Sincere sympathy to all of George’s family. Great hockey coach and great guy

Condolence from Cyr on March 14th, 2020 2:44 PM

Thinking of you all and sending our sincere sympathy to the entire family at this difficult and sad time.

Hugs from
Mike and Colleen Cyr and girls

Condolence from Joe & Carolyn Rau on March 14th, 2020 5:36 PM

Shelley, Kevin and the entire Haggitt family
Our sincere condolences to all of you. George was a great man.
Treasure all your memories in the days to come.

Condolence from Jim and Phyllis Ramer on March 14th, 2020 6:30 PM

To Shelly and Kevin and all the Haggitt family , our sincere condolences . I remember talking with George numerous times , either at the arena , around town , or dropping off skates to sharpen. When we started Tuesday night pick up hockey at the old arena , for us older guys , George was there. He always was a positive influence. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family at this time.

Condolence from Mike and Vicki Ducharme on March 14th, 2020 7:46 PM

To Shelley and Kevin and Family: and the entire rest of the Haggitt gang, RIP Freddy you will be missed Huge!! Shelley ,your mother would be laughing up there reading this ..back to the days at Erb”s Country Kitchen!! Your Father was a peach….and a great neighbour back in our day. Luv ya Freddy xoxo

Condolence from LaPorte on March 14th, 2020 7:50 PM

Shelley, Kevin, Ricky, Josh, Jessica, Jules & Family
Our thought and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Sending lots of love & hugs
Shawn & Debra

Condolence from Kim & Judy McKinnon on March 14th, 2020 8:00 PM

Shelley,Kevin & Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad and grandpa. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Condolence from Delores Gingerich on March 14th, 2020 8:36 PM

My sympathy and prayers to the entire Haggitt family. All the wonderful memories you have of your father and grandfather, will become valuable treasures!
Delores Gingerich

Condolence from Jeff on March 14th, 2020 8:55 PM

To the Haggitt family,
George was a good man and I wish to send my condolences to you all.
Jeff O’Brien

Condolence from Patti and Stevie on March 15th, 2020 8:19 AM

Dear Shelly,John,Michael, Paul and families
Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers. Sending heartfelt condolences and comforting hugs. Those loving and warm memories of your dad and grandpa will forever remain in your hearts.

Patti and Stevie Geoffrey

Condolence from Bonnie and Cam on March 15th, 2020 10:49 AM

Linda, Mike, Shelley, Kevin, Paul, Louise and families
So to hear of the loss of your father. Our condolences to you and all your families. Take care
Bonnie and Cam

Condolence from Murray Armstrong on March 15th, 2020 2:32 PM

The Haggitt Family

Our condolences go out to you all. George will be missed.

Lori, Murray and Austin

Condolence from Gail and Pat Cyr on March 15th, 2020 3:25 PM

Our thoughts are with you all. His suffering is over!

Condolence from Keith and Susan Semple on March 15th, 2020 7:28 PM

Shelley, Kevin and all the Haggitt family,
We are sincerely sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you all at this sad and difficult time.
Keith and Susan

Condolence from Sally Desjardine on March 15th, 2020 8:20 PM

Shelley, Kevin & family & the entire Haggitt family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear father & ,grandfather.
Cherish all of your great memories of a great man, who was a friend to all who knew him.
Sally Desjardine

Condolence from Ray Weido on March 16th, 2020 8:14 AM

To the Haggitt Family
My sympathy to all at this time of your loss
Ray Weido

Condolence from Al & Sharon Brokenshire on March 16th, 2020 9:36 AM

Shelley, Kevin and all the rest of the Haggitt family, our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your father and grandfather, cherish your memories
Al & Sharon Brokenshire

Condolence from Blue Water Rest Home on March 16th, 2020 10:59 AM

Sending condolences on behalf of the Residents, Staff and Board at Blue Water Rest Home. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Condolence from Ken and Arlene Seyler on March 16th, 2020 6:17 PM

Sending sincerest condolences to the entire Haggit family. Ken and I have the fondest memories of your dad shopping at our store. Was such a tall gentle giant . Thinking of all of you during this difficult time

Condolence from DIANNE DE WYS on March 16th, 2020 10:09 PM

My sympathy to all the family. George was a great neighbour and Mary as well. Had some good visits with them and many talks over the fence with George. He had a big heart and will be missed.

Condolence from Ray and Karen Mathonia on March 17th, 2020 12:19 PM

To George’s family:
He was a kind, caring gentleman who truly cared about his community. I knew him best at the arena who he gave his heart and soul to through so many hockey games. Always a kind word, and wanting to know about your life and children.
Take care all of you but we know George and Mary will be looking after us all above.

Condolence from Barb and Lorne on March 17th, 2020 7:07 PM

Sincerely sorry to hear of your lost. I know how much he meant to you and your family. I know you have lots of good memories of your dad. He’s in a better place now keeping a close watch on you and family.

Condolence from Bob and carol johnston on March 18th, 2020 2:13 PM

To all the haggit family

We were so sorry to hear about George. Bob has so many great memories of him—working side by side fir many years,hunting,sports and also being a good friend He will be missed by his family and many friends
Sincere sympathy
Bob and carol

Condolence from Robert and Alma Westlake on March 18th, 2020 3:45 PM

Our condolences to the Haggitt Family. George was a great neighbour, and friend.

Condolence from Jerry MacLean on March 18th, 2020 8:29 PM

Though it’s tough to loose your loved ,one perhaps the happy times in years gone by that each of you have shared ,
will lighten the pain you may be feeling at this time.
May Gods Blessings fill your heart in the days ahead.
Jerry and Alice MacLean

Condolence from Doug & Betty Lynn Eckel on March 20th, 2020 9:41 AM

Shelley, Kevin and the entire Haggitt family: Sending our sincere sympathy. … thinking of you and your family during this very sad and difficult time. Cherish all of your wonderful memories. ♥

Condolence from Tom and Julia Dickins on March 20th, 2020 12:18 PM

Kevin and Shelly and Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences at this time.

Tom and Julia

Condolence from Rob and Lisa Miller on March 20th, 2020 4:33 PM

To the Haggit Family
Sending our deepest sympathies

Condolence from Mark Heimrich on April 27th, 2020 4:53 AM

Shelley & Kevin & Family, & extended Haggitt Family;

My thoughts are with you all at this time. I have many fond memories of George over the years in my Zürich days. Especially at the gas pumps at Parkin’s & Erb garage.
Cherish the memories.

Mark (& Julie) Heimrich

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