On May 2, 2022, Horst George Mathonia joined his beloved Maria (Hecht) and son Ralph in Heaven. He left this world surrounded by the love of his family in his 93rd year.
George came to Canada from Germany in 1952. He married Maria and brought her to Canada in 1957 and fulfilled his dream of raising a family and of owning a farm. He loved his wife dearly and visited her gravesite daily since her death in 2016.
He loved music, playing the Church organ at St. Boniface Church for over 25 years and playing his accordion with an assortment of bands. He worked over the years at Ellis Don and General Coach as well as farming. He liked nothing better than having a drink with his family and friends and watching a good soccer game.
He was a proud and loving father of Ray (Karen), Ralph 2018 (Peggy), Marianne (Dan McIver), Ken, Bernie (Connie), Linda (Bill Boyington), Peter (Carolyn) and Carmen (Brendan Fernandes).
He loved being Opa to Derek (Michelle), Jeff (Stacie), Kristyn (Lucas) Egli, Tony, Joe, Rob (Lindsay), Mandy (Chris Arnold), Stacey (Matt Kerslake), Dustin, Brooke, Nathan McIver (Sheena Cayer), Dylan, Mitch (Brooke Buren), Leah Sterczer, Miles Boyington, Connor Boyington, Katie (Grant) Masse, Laura (Quinn) Shiels, Lauren Fernandes (Jake Swanson), Claire Fernandes and all 20 great grandchildren.
George will be missed by extended family in Germany and his friends in the area.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, ZURICH on Friday evening from 7 – 9 PM. Registration is required and appreciated. Please click “Register Now” below, to register. Parish prayers to be said in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:30 PM. A private family funeral will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11AM. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery, Zurich. Father Steve Eckert presiding.
The family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the live service or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.
Donations to Heart and Stroke or South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family.