Harold was the centre of our family’s universe. He was a kind, compassionate, loving, no bars hold kind of man. He loved us all, but he loved his grandchildren, Sydney and Dylan most of all.He would do anything and everything for them. He was always showering love, gifts and especially their favourite - money.
He had many friends from working as a teacher, working at the casinos and then having his own Fantasy Fun Casinos, as well as his many friends from curling, golfing and his special buddies from poker, along with his lunch buddies from school.
He had a wicked sense of humour which made me laugh continuously, as well as others. He enjoyed his corny jokes, which he shared with his grandson Dylan, either in person or by phone.
He will be sorely missed by his many friends, compatriots and especially by his children, Candace (Marty) Hantuk. Richard Swick, and his grandchildren, Sydney and Dylan Hnatuk, as well as his sister-in-law, Jackie Dubofsky.
But he will be missed most of all by me.
Unfortunately for Harold, his life was cut short. He had suffered many setbacks previously, but he always rallied. He made sure he was there for his granddaughter, Sydney, when she came back for fall break from college. He was always letting me know that he loved me and would always be there for me, even in death. We were married for 50 years and he made sure that I would be looked after when he died. He was that kind of a husband.
Rest in peace my love, you deserved it after all your suffering.
Harold will be cremated and laid to rest with his best friend, Vanilla. A memorial service will hopefully take place at Harold’s favourite place, Larters.
I would like to thank Drs. Todd and Lerner, Victoria General Hospital 4 North, for their kindness and compassion, as well as the wonderful staff at Victoria General Hospital.
Now you can rest in peace. You will always be in my heart. You’re gone, but I can still hear your voice guiding me and making sure I am safe.
-Your loving wife, Maxine