La célébration de
Henry (Harry) Hynd
13 novembre 1932 –
29 décembre 2020
HYND: Henry (Harry)
Peacefully on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, but ultimately from complications from COVID-19, at age 87. He passed peacefully with his loving wife Margaret by his side. His family knew him as a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather a tireless worker for a cause he believed in.
He fought the good fight, firm in his beliefs that he was on the just side of every battle. Harry was known for breaking out in song at any opportunity whether there was an available microphone or not, he was the happiest when he sang. He started out in Methil Fife, Scotland, braving a transatlantic crossing in 1957 without family at his side to seek out a better life in Canada. He met his wife Margaret through a friend, and began a lifelong close and loving marriage. Arriving in Hamilton from humble beginnings in Scotland, working in the coal mines, becoming a steward in the National Union of Mineworkers. He immigrated to Canada where a promised job at Avro Aero was retracted due to hard economic times, he started his working life’s journey, working at Steelco in 1958 where be became an active member of USW Local 1005 as plant grievance chair. Joining the Steelworkers staff in 1971 where he served members in Hamilton, Niagara Peninsula , Toronto and Vancouver all while working his way up to head up District 6. He served on the Mohawk College Board of Governors, was a member of the Ontario Federation of Labour’s Education Committee, Education Coordinator for the Steelworkers District 6 for 6 years prior to his appointment as Director. He retired in 2002, as a retiree, Harry served on the EI appeals committee, SOAR Vice President and remained active in these endeavors for many years. He enjoyed many years of retirement with his wife, traveling to many locations and vacationing in Cuba, his favorite spot, where he spent untold hours searching the beach for shells. He never quite lost his Scottish accent and was a proud Scotsman. He was a skilled negotiator at work and even with his daughters.
Adored husband of Margaret. Devoted father of Carol Craig (Bill) and Susan D’Angelo (Sebastiano). Cherished grandfather of Jean (Glenn), Mara (Matthew), Ayla (Christopher) and great-grandson Benjamin. He is survived by his sister Isobel Cambell of Scotland. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many of his extended family in Scotland , England and Canada, special friends in Cuba and co-workers across the country.
Many thanks from the family to Leslie Koziel and Kathy Neumann, your commitment and focus on caring for Harry and Margaret in this trying time is very much appreciated and your efforts exceptional. Harry led a fruitful life and was blessed with love from many. No more negotiations Dad…rest your mind and sing a happy tune. I’ll be listening for you. Cremation to take place. A celebration of Harry’s life to be held at a date yet to be determined, a notice will be posted. In lieu of flowers , donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Please sign the Online Book of Condolences at www.baygardens.ca
“My beloved handsome, loving husband. I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life. I will love you always and think of you everyday.” Your loving wife Margaret
An honest man here lies at rest
As e’er God with his image blest
The Friend of Man, The Friend of Truth
The Friend of Age, and guide of Youth
Few hearts like his, with virtue warmed
Few Heads with Knowledge so informed
If There’s another world, He lives in bliss
If There is none, He made the Best of this.
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13 novembre 1932
29 décembre 2020
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Henry Harry Hynd 13 novembre 1932
29 décembre 2020..
Décès pour la Ville:Hamilton, Province: Ontario