Nécrologie de Delbert Joseph Hearty
Dad passed away peacefully in the Pontiac Community Hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Thursday, March 3, 2022, just 27 days shy of his 88th birthday. He was so happy to live in his own home right up until a few days before his death.
Predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Phyllis McGee. Father and friend to Lynn Marie, Gayle, son-in-law, Dave Stefaniuk and their dog Charlie, Sheila and Robert.
He is survived by his sisters; Priscilla (Tony Landro) of Long Island, New York and Teresa (Lou Maykut) Barrhead of Alberta. Predeceased by his parents; Michael John and Mary Ellen, his brothers; Linus (late Helen Doyle) and Gerald (Gwen Wrinn), sisters; Cecilia (late Roland Mulvey), Monica, and Dora. Brother-in-law of Eileen (Lionel Morin), Rita Kluke McGee and Rita Stoppa McGee. Predeceased by sister-in-law; Rita (Joe Wrinn) and brothers-in-law; D’Arcy (Bernadette Morin), Leo (Bertha Corriveau), Edwin and Donald.
As a young man Delbert was an Ottawa Police Officer but he and Phyllis returned in the early 1960’s to Vinton and eventually to Campbell’s Bay to raise their family. He worked at Portage-du-Fort Pulp and Paper Mill for 27 years.
Delbert was man of strong faith and character. He was a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus and was very proud to have been awarded Honorary Membership.
He loved his Friday evenings when the girls and Robert would return from the city, sitting around the kitchen table for "jolly hour" discussing the week's events and the latest baseball or hockey games. Discussions could often lead into politics and religion. He was proud of his Irish heritage and could sometimes be heard singing sweet Molly Malone. He marked on the calendar the dates of Robert’s fishing trips so that he knew when he would be having his next fish fry.
Dad enjoyed his Meals on Wheels from St. Joseph Manor. Special thanks for the professional and dedicated commitment of PSW Luc Ladouceur, Dr. Sukhdeo and Dr. Drachek and the staff of the Palliative Care Ward.
Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 134 Centre Street, Shawville, Quebec on Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, March 11 from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 11 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Campbell’s Bay, Quebec at 11a.m. Spring interment St. Elizabeth of Hungary Cemetery, Vinton, Quebec.
Donations to Friends of St. Joseph Manor or the Campbell’s Bay / Litchfield Fire Department would be greatly appreciated.
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