HEER, Hugo Fritz

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hugo at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Friday, July 20, 2018 in his 89th year.  Beloved husband of Gerda for 62 years and cherished father to Rob (Bonnie) and Kim (Dave).  Loving Opa to Matthew, Cooper, Andrew, Shawn, Trenton and Keaton.  Proudly born in Switzerland, Hugo came to Canada in 1955 where he met Gerda who had also recently moved from Germany.  Soon after they married and decided to make Canada their permanent home.  A talented skilled tradesman, Hugo retired from General Motors in 1994 after 31 years of service.  Hugo was also a brilliant creator and craftsman; memories of which shall live on in his many woodworking projects and the family cottage on Kennebec Lake where he spent many summer weekends and holidays.   A kind-hearted man, Hugo had a passion for nature and animals and in his post retirement years will be fondly remembered with a pipe in one hand and beloved pet on his lap.  He will be missed by all who knew him and will never be forgotten as he will live in our hearts forever.  In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place.  Anyone wishing to honour Hugo’s memory is welcome to join his family for a visitation at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  A private interment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Hugo can be made to the Humane Society of Durham Region.  Online condolences may be shared at makfuneralhome.com.


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  • Jul 22, 2018

    I am so sad for the families loss. Hugo was such a kind, and gentle man.
    Every time I visit their cottage I see and think of how hardworking, and skilled Hugo was. 
    I often refer to him as Opa - like his six grandchildren do. He will be missed by so many.
    Hugo has such a love for dogs, and we all will remember how much he loved dogs and was known as the best treat giver, ever.
  • Jul 23, 2018

    Lisa Cotnam
    Kim and family,
    So sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
  • Jul 23, 2018

    carmen west
    My heart is with Gerda, Rob and Kim and grandchildren of Hugo.  My brother and sisters and I always called him Uncle Hugo. I remember all the times we spent at the cottage he built, with many fond memories. He taught us all to water ski. He loved his woodworking and had great skills at making almost anything with wood. thinking about it know I can smell his pipe he loved to smoke.
    Rest in Peace Hugo  my memories of you will always be in my hear
    God Bless 
  • Jul 24, 2018

    Jeff and Mary
    So sorry to hear about Hugo’s passing, he will be greatly missed by all. His warm hugs, love of the doggies and pipe were a wonderful part of him. Gerda, to have a partner for so many years was a gift as it was for Kim and Rob to have a parent long past your 39th birthdays. Much love, Jeff and Mary
  • Jul 24, 2018

    My condolences to Gerda and family...Hugo was such a wonderful man.When we were kids my sister Angie and l got so excited when we were able to do sleep overs at their place.We got spoiled rotten..watched movies had chips.We always called them aunt and uncle..l remeberthe cottage he built and all the happy times..and the smell of his pipe..all the wood work..you will be missed dearly from all.May you rest in peace..
  • Jul 24, 2018

    Afshin Vahidi
    Kim and family,
    My sincere condolences for your loss.
  • Jul 25, 2018

    Paul Morrison
    Hugo was the best welder and a true gentleman.  He was well thought of at work and a genuinely nice guy.  Sincere condolences to the entire family.
  • Jul 27, 2018

    The Luchingers
    We are very sorry to hear about Hugo. We are sending you hugs and prayers during this difficult time.
    Janet and Annamaria Luchinger
  • Jul 29, 2018

    Don Hart
    From our family to yours we would like to express our sincere condolences on your loss.  Hugo was truly an amazing person.

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