THALER, Herbert Clare - Passed away peacefully after a hard-fought battle with cancer, at Lisaard House, Thursday, March 8, 2018 in his 80th year.
Herb, beloved husband for 51 years to the late Helen. Loving father of Kevin (Lisa). Cherished grandpa of Alex and Matt.
Survived by his sister Nancy (Irvin). Predeceased by his brother Bruce (Marjorie). Dear brother-in-law of Harold (Joanne), and the late Mary Ann Trendell (John) and Florence Boughner (Lyle).
Herb was a lifetime member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church and worked 32 years as a groundskeeper and heavy equipment operator at the University of Waterloo. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, auction sales, coffee time with the Bloomingdale and Bridgeport boys and Saturday mornings in the bush making firewood.
Herb will be remembered for his dedication to Helen, his incredible work ethic and his infectious smile. Ever the optimist, and until the passing of Helen, he was a man who knew no bad days.
Herb's family will receive relatives and friends from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Henry Walser funeral home, Kitchener, where a funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Matthews Lutheran Church - Golden Hour or Lisaard House would be appreciated by the family.