HAGUE, John Arthur - On Wednesday October 5, 2016, after a brave battle with cancer, John Arthur Hague died peacefully at home with his family by his side.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Janet, daughters Kathryn and Rachel, granddaughter Ava, brother Andrew (Janice), niece Sarah (Maurizio) and nephew Rhys (Fran). Predeceased by his parents Glyn and Alma Hague, his nephew Neil, and by in-laws Jack and Winnie Thomas.
John was born on December 23, 1940 in Neath, Wales. He grew up in that area and then moved to Pembrokeshire, Wales with his wife and young family. In 1975, John followed career opportunities and emigrated to Canada with his family, living first in Come-By-Chance, Newfoundland and then settling in Oakville, Ontario. After a long and successful career in the oil and gas industry, John and Janet moved to Freelton to enjoy his retirement and the opportunities provided in the Antrim Glen community.
John’s love for his family and his kindness, generosity and time for others was exceptional. His family is very thankful for the support and caring from the doctors and nurses at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, from the staff at the Carlisle Medical Centre and from all the visiting nurses and Personal Support Workers who cared for John in his illness. His humour and positive attitude, even in his declining health, kept everyone’s spirits up.
His family is also very grateful for the love and support of longtime friends and neighbours and the support and fellowship of the St. Simon’s Anglican Church and Antrim Glen Communities.
Private cremation will take place followed by visitation at Oakview Funeral Home, Oakville, Ontario on Tuesday, October 11th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Celebration of Life will be held at St. Simon’s Anglican Church, 1450 Litchfield Road, Oakville on Wednesday, October 12th at 2:30 pm with a reception to follow in Mackay Hall.
For those who wish, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation (directed to Head and Neck research) or to a children’s charity of your choice.