HARTWIG, Victor Elmer

(Retired 32 year employee of General Motors and devoted member of Clarington Lutheran Church)

Safe in the arms of Jesus, on Thursday January 4th, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 83.  Beloved husband of the late Doris.  Loving father of Debbie Neil (Steve), Ronald Hartwig (Lupita) and Carl Hartwig (Donna).  Proud grandpa to Adam (Bailey), Matthew, Jennifer (Jason), Joshua (Joyce), Eric, Marlene, Davanya, Darcy, Mariana (Ralph) and great-grandpa to Taya, Sophia, Brian, Malia, Alexa and Arabella.  Survived by sister Eleanor Scholz (John) and the late Willard Hartwig.  Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held on Monday January 8th, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the funeral home chapel.   Donations made in memory of Vic to the Clarington Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. 


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  • Jan 5, 2018

    Donna Cooper
    Dear Deb, Steve 
    Our deepest sympathy to all your family at this time of loss. Richard and I both have memories of bowling with your dad when he was in the bowling league but we also had lots of other opportunities to see him at your cottage and when you were in Oshawa visiting. We will all miss his wonderful smile, his laughter and kindness but the memories he has made with you, the love and care he has always shared will live on amongst you and with you. Hold those strong feelings of love close during the following days and weeks. 
  • Jan 5, 2018

    Shirley and Stan
    Dear Debbie = We were shocked and saddened to learn of your Dad's death but heartened that you were with him to celebrate Carl's wedding. Our thoughts and love are with you and your family
  • Jan 5, 2018

    Shirley DeMarsh
    Debbie, Ron, Carl and all your extended families I am sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. He left me a Christmas message when I got back from Florida and he sure did not sound well. Remembering lots of good memories over the years Sending you my love and prayers
  • Jan 6, 2018

    To all of the family, I’m very sadden and shocked to hear about Poppy.  As life sent me on a different path.. He also gave me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful family.  Which I have lot of wonderful memories.   I can’t express how much of an impact Poppy made in my life.  I will miss him dearly...My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Sending my love to you all. 
  • Jan 6, 2018

    Harringtons, PEI
    Dear Debbie and Steve, Ron and Lupita, Carl and Donna, and families,
    Extending sincere sympathy and praying for your comfort.  
    Love, Shirley (sister-in-law) and Wayne, Sandra and Scott, Dale, Susan and Emma and Brett. 
  • Jan 6, 2018

    Leo and Paula Hohmann
    Victor, you will be greatly missed by friends, family and church family .  During your time here on earth, you strove to live your life as a baptized child of God! The impact you had on those around you especially our family, will not be forgotten! 
    Rest in the Arms of Jesus, my friend, until we meet again in Heaven!
    Leo, Paula, Kyle, Alannah, Marshall and Selby Hohmann
  • Jan 7, 2018

    Joyce and Robert
    Hello to Debbie, Ron, Carl and your Families.  We are very saddened to hear of Vic's passing and we send our sympathy to each one of you.
    It was so good to have spent time with you, Debbie and Steve, to see your love for your Dad and His love for you.  May your memories always bring a smile to your face when you think of Him.  
    May the love of God give you peace as you all travel a road without your Dad.
    Sincere sympathy to all,
    Love Aunt Joyce and Uncle Robert
  • Jan 7, 2018

    Marilyn and Robert Payne
    Dear Debbie Ron and Carl and families.Bob and I cannot express how sad we were to hear of the passing of Uncle Victor.Cherish your memories and remember the love he had for you.As I sit here I remember how wonderful he was to me when dad died and how he offered to walk me down the aisle when Bob and I got married.
    With our greatest sympathy and love Marilyn and Bob
  • Jan 8, 2018

    debbie neil
    Thank you for gathering today in dad's honour.  Our dad was a gentle soul who cherished time with family and friends.  
    That time together was often spent playing cards, making smoked sausage, travelling, sharing meals, attending church, volunteering, watching sports, keeping up on the news and notably in his later years....napping while you talked to him.
    He was a calm, optimistic, community minded man with a wonderful sense of humour.   As a Christian he believed that his last breath on earth would be his first breath in heaven, reunited with mom.
    I'd like to share a quoted from Dr. Seuss I feel dad would have enjoyed:
    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"
    Dad would like everyone here to know that you matter, especially to him.
  • Jan 8, 2018

    Dave, Suzanne and Sandy
    Our deepest sympathy to you all Debbie, Ron and Carl. As one journey ends the next begins.  You will all be in our thoughts today. 
    We are so very sorry the weather wasn't on our side today.
  • Jan 8, 2018

    Wesley and Isabel & families
    We are sending our sympathy from all of us; Wesley & Isabel, Natalie & Wayne, Daphne, Kellee & Chad, Nathan & Jennifer.  We know you are going to miss your Dad. We will miss him too. Some of us had a chance to visit him the last time that he was on P.E.I. It was nice to see him. He made many trips down here over the years and we have many fond memories.  There was always lots of visiting, good meals and even some golf.  He seemed to always be easy-going and have a smile on his face. God bless all of you. 
  • Jan 8, 2018

    Sandy Kerr
    Such a gentle man and a gentleman.  We shared the love of wine with meals and many caring conversations with he & Doris together.  He will be geatly missed by many many people.  Rest in peace Vic and know that your remaining family will have treasured memories.  Our condolences to all.
  • Jan 9, 2018

    Angela Fitzsimmons
    Sorry for your loss.
    I treasure all the good times we spent with Vic and Doris.
    You will always be with us in my prayers.
  • Jan 11, 2018

    Gary Robinson
    Ron, Debbie and Carl:
    Sorry I didn't make it to funeral--left early but got caught in bad storm and returned to Brighton safely.
    Your Father was a great friend friend of mine--always loved to joke around with him.  I will always remember how he continued to grow in his understanding of discipleship and how much he loved the fellowship of believers in Christ.
    May the good Lord bless your hearts with the joy of true faith to comfort you.
    In Christ,
    Gary Robinson
    Brighton, Ontario  
  • Jan 11, 2018

    Kelly Curran
    I am sorry for the loss of Vic. He was a kind and gentle soul. I am so glad we got to see him before Christmas. He received a lovely batch of butter tarts, one of his favourite deserts from one of his favourite people, Reta.
    God bless you all. 
  • Jan 11, 2018

    Reta Curran
    So sorry we could not make the funeral due to poor weather conditions. I will truly miss Vic. He was more than just a friend. He was special to me and we loved each other. It is comforting to me to know that he is with our saviour. May he rest in peace. Until we meet again.
    Love and God's blessings.

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