Passed away peacefully at South Huron Hospital with family by his side on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 of Exeter, at the age of 82. Loving husband of Susan (Tomlinson) Jaques for over 55 years. Proud father of Kim Jaques, Alison and Sean Thompson, Elaine Jaques and Dave Bell, and Matthew and Jody Jaques. Adored grandpa/papa of Melanie, Maegan, Christopher, Hunter, Taylor, Branden, and Cole and great-grandpa of Ellie, Luke, Chase, and Chloe. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Shirley and Jim Wilkinson, Janet and Ron Henderson, David Tomlinson, and Chris Damen. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Bernice Jaques, daughter Karen, brother-in-law Barry Tomlinson, and sister-in-law Linda Waye.
Harry was born a farmer, always in Usborne Township. He was a talented mechanic who could fix just about everything. He drove truck for John Hamilton and WG Thompson in Granton. Harry was always there to help a neighbour in need, never needing to be asked. He was a “jack of all trades”, earning the nickname “MacGyver” for being able to make or fix anything.
A private family funeral service will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter. Cremation with interment Zion Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.