Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter with his daughter by his side, on November 29, 2018, in his 85th year. Born in Seaforth, Al lived his entire life at his beloved farm in Tuckersmith Township, RR 2 Kippen. He was active right up to his last days, chopping wood and plowing the fields on the land that meant so much to him. Cherished husband of Millie (Pringle) Hoggarth for 27 years. Dear father of Greg and Judy Hoggarth of Mississauga, Paul and Annette Hoggarth of Goderich, and Janet Hoggarth and Gil McLeod of Zurich. Grandfather of Grayson, Emily, Lucas, and Cameron Hoggarth; Samantha and Matthew Brand, Tavish, and Lachlan McLeod. Al will be missed by all of Millie’s children and grandchildren, his cousin Janice Schultz and her husband Grant, his life long friend Bob Kinsman, and all of his fantastic neighbours who always had his back. Predeceased by his parents Archie and Ruby (Ingram) Hoggarth, and the mother of his children, Margaret (Ashard) Hoggarth (1993). Al was known for enjoying a game of shuffleboard or sitting around the table playing a game of euchre. Many people would recognize Al by his tell-tale yellow hard hat that he wore faithfully. The family wishes to express their thanks, for the level of care received from all members of the health care teams.
Family and friends are invited to Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Monday afternoon from 2-4 PM for a celebration of Al’s life. Please feel free to come and go as you please and dress casual. Words of remembrance will take place at 3:30 PM, followed by interment at Hensall Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation or Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.