Highton, Jerry Thomas passed away at the Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the age of 79. Dear husband of Dianna and beloved father of Dwayne and his wife Wanda of Guelph and Brett of Cambridge. Dear grandfather of Ethan, Elise, Kassandra and Joseph and great grandfather of Allana.
Jerry was born and grew up in Hespeler and was a graduate of the University of Guelph. He met Dianna “Peebie” in 1962 and they were married in 1964. They raised their family in the home they built together just outside Hespeler (Puslinch). Jerry worked at Jacobs Tractor as a Mechanic, Golightly Farms as a Farm Manager, Preston Manufacturing as Maintenance Manager, Hostess Frito-Lay as Maintenance Manager, Foseco as Maintenance Manager, then he began his own business, Highton’s Handyworks. At the age of 60 they retired and moved to Whites Lake NS, where he and Dianna enjoyed life by the sea. They later moved to the beautiful town of Port Rowan ON, where they enjoyed living near the shores of Lake Erie. In the summer of 2021, they moved to Guelph where they could be closer to family.
Jerry was a kind and joyful soul. His family and friends will have endless stories of funny times with Jerry. He fostered a sense of anything is possible and anything is worth trying, just for the fun and experience. He was always a bright light that lit up any place he entered, whistling endlessly. Jerry loved his wife Dianna deeply, his Bengal cat Zeus, his electric scooter, old cars, electric cars, life in Nova Scotia, the Toronto Maple Leafs, animals and his pride towards War Veterans and the Hespeler Legion.
Resting at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Saturday, December 11th from 2-5 pm and again on Sunday, December 12th from 1-2 pm with the funeral service to follow immediately at Lounsbury Funeral Home at 2 pm.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Hespeler Legion, Crones and Colitis Canada or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Masks and social distancing protocols are in place.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jerry Thomas Highton Saturday December 4th 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Cambridge, Province: Ontario