John Halbgewachs
Saturday
25
August

Gathering of Family & Friends

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #188
145 Division Street South
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
Saturday
25
August

Gathering of Family & Friends

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #188
145 Division Street South
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
Saturday
25
August

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #188
145 Division Street South
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of John Halbgewachs

Halbgewachs, John Frederick

After a long and interesting life John passed away suddenly at the age of 89, on Sunday, July 22nd at Erie Shores Healthcare with his family by his side.  Predeceased by his wife Esther Lois (nee Cullen).  Loving and devoted father to Ruth Smith (Mark), Joan, Diane, and Paul Halbgewachs.  Devoted grandfather to Bhante Atulo (Joan) and Johnathon Halbgewachs (Diane).  Dearest friend of Gayle Steptoe whom he often referred to as his adopted daughter.  Devoted friend of Kathy Pretli.  Loving brother of David Halbgewachs (Ethel) and Barbara Osborne.  Predeceased by siblings Robert Halbgewachs, Rose Mary Simpson, Dorothy Haggith, Hanna Buckrell, Freda McKinnell, Else Halbgewachs, and parents Gottlob and Emma.  John will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  John was the proud owner of Inman’s Garage and a Farm Drainage business, eventually retiring as a Municipal Drainage Superintendent.  He was strongly devoted to his community, which was reflected in his membership as an Oddfellow (I.O.O.F#182) where along with his lodge brothers, he was a founding member of the annual Ruthven Apple Festival in which he volunteered for over 30 years in many different roles.  He was a previous member on the Board of Directors for the International and Local Plowing Matches, supporter of numerous volunteer activities and fundraising events, organizer of many horseshoe matches, and recipient of a number of awards, including Gosfield South Citizen of the Year (1984).  Thanks to EMS and the Emergency Department of Erie Shores Health Care for their compassionate care.  Following John’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #188, 145 Division Street South, Kingsville from 2 pm until the time of memorial service to Celebrate John’s Life at 3p.m.  Sharing of memories and a time of fellowship will continue following the memorial service.  John supported numerous charities.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County or a charity of your choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631).  Memories and on-line condolences may be shared at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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