It is with deep sadness that the family of Engelbert ‘Bert’ Hones, formerly of R.R.1, Gorrie, announce his passing at Caressant Care, Listowel on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the age of 86.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Hilda (Hofreuther) Hones, his daughter Angie Smith and her husband Norman, and his son Heinz Hones and his wife Laurie.
Devoted Opa to Jesse Hones, Sonya Hones, Maria Smith, and Alex Smith. They will miss him greatly.
Brother of Traudel and Hans Keller, and Elsie Loher, all of Germany, and loving uncle to Michael (Betty), George (Evelyn), Andrew, Christine (Paul), Steven (Sylvie), Peter (Sheryl), and Jacqueline.
Predeceased by his parents Valentine and Gisela (Landauer) Hones, son Helmut Hones, brothers Bernhard and Eugene, sisters Elizabeth and Sarafina, and by his nephew Gerhard Hones. Bert was a good husband, father, opa, brother, and uncle.
Dad had a successful career. He worked his way up from a worker, foreman, to management. He worked in various workplaces, including Farmatic in Gorrie, and Quadro Engineering in Waterloo, and left his mark with his skills. Dad was a tool and die maker, millwright, welder, and inventor, and acquired the skills to achieve his engineering status. He was a kind soul, a true gentleman, and dedicated to helping others. We will all miss him greatly.
Visitation will be held at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Saturday, February 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitors must schedule a time to attend on the funeral home website, or by calling 519-338-2441. Everyone attending must wear a mask.
A private family funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 7th at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Fr. Joe S. Selvanayagam officiating. Please do not attend. Instead, the service will be live-streamed and we ask you to watch safely from your home.
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Interment in Drayton Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at Caressant Care, Listowel for all of their kindness and compassion. Also, a special thank you to Lenore who went above and beyond to ensure Dad had everything he needed, and to Dr. Latuskie for the kindness and compassion he showed to our Dad.
Online condolences may be left at www.hardyleefuneralhome.com