Obituary of Arthur Hartwick
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Arthur Allan Hartwick announce his passing on January 18th, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Art is lovingly survived by his daughters, Brenda (Wayne) Thaxter; Sharon (Tom) Shearer; Valerie Hanlon and his chosen daughter Brenda Chordis, dear Son in law, Ernest Hanlon; sisters, Lena and Georgina as well as his beloved grandchildren, April, Jaime, Mark, Rick, Katy, Lindsey, Amanda; Tim, Patrick and Justin as well as many great-grandchildren.
Art is predeceased by his loving wives; Evelyn Cook (1966) and Maye Hancock (2004) and very special friend; Peggy Charleton (2015), parents; Alice and George as well as his brothers Clifford; Harry; Jim and sister Irene.
Art was born in North York, Ontario on March 31st, 1929 where he grew up with his family and attended public school. Art was known to have a vibrant personality with a kind heart. You couldn’t help but notice his beautiful blue eyes as soon as you met him. Throughout his life, Art was able to fulfill his passion of travelling with his wife Maye, visiting every province in Canada, and every state except Hawaii. Art loved playing golf and discovered a love for dancing at the local Cold Lake Senior’s Centre. He loved to collect Hesston belt buckles and did so for over 30 years. Some of Art’s proudest accomplishments in life was being a bowling champion and receiving a “hole-in-one” on September 29th, 1995. Art worked in many various trades and professions and gave himself the title “Jack of all Trades, Master of None”.
Art expressed his deep appreciation to the Cold Lake Home Care nurses and aids, as well as the staff at the Cold Lake Senior’s Lodge and wanted to thank each and every one of them for all they have done for himself and his family.
A Celebration of Life will be taking place on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 11:00 am at Celebrate Life Funeral Services.
In leu of flowers, Art has asked for donations to be made to Cold Lake Home Care.
May we remember Art by one of his favorite songs “I’ve Been Everywhere Man” by Hank Snow, “He loved to travel. He has always been a gentleman”.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to the Cold Lake Home Care
A Celebration of Life was held on January 22nd, 2019 at the Celebrate Life Funeral Services Chapel at 11:00am.
"Our deepest condolences to all the family. Art will be remembered as I have a lot of memories growing up in Beaverton beside Art and Maye. Rest In Peace Art. You will be missed".-Peggy (Dickson) Oschefski
Val, Ernie, Amanda, Patrick and the entire Hartwick family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences
on the passing of your family patriarch.
We had the blessing of meeting Arthur on a few occasions through the years and remember
how friendly and fascinating he was with his world of travel stories. ~Sincerely, Rosey and Darrell
Dear Valerie and family, we are so very sorry for your loss and heartache, and wish you all the support, love and peace possible through this and beyond. Valerie, you are in our thoughts and hearts. -Nicole & Forrest