Arthur Gustav Hubert
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Arthur Gustav Hubert suddenly on Friday, August 30th, 2019.
Art is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Irene (née Kausch), his daughter Karen (Roméo) & grand-daughter Melissa, his brother-in-laws Arnold (Pat), Erich, Harvie (Andra) Kausch, niece Christine (Kyle) Wheeler, nephews Art "Little Art" (Nicola) Kamp and Gerald Klingenberg, in addition to many cousins, great-nieces and nephews.
In death he joins his beloved son, Richard Arthur Hubert, his parents, Wilhelm & Adeline (née Budnik) Hubert, his sisters, Ada (Otto) von Ayx and Frieda (Louis) Klingenberg, his son-in-law Kevin Owen, niece Catherine Schmuki (née Kausch) and other loved ones.
He will be fondly remembered by Kathie Bowler, Peter & Bev Van Iersel and many life-long friends.
Art was born in Strasdinnen, Lithuania, the youngest child and only surviving son of a farming miller & his wife. At a young age, due to the onset of WWII, Art and his family fled their home in Lithuania, traveling across Poland until they settled in Gotesdorf, Germany. His oldest sister Frieda was away at school, but thankfully was later reunited with her family in Germany.
Sponsored by the Lutheran Church, the Hubert family made the long trip by boat to Canada in search of a new life.
After working off his indenture on an Oakville-area farm and a brief stint at a paper mill, Art landed a job at Fraser's Hardware in Oakville, ON. A hardworking young man, Art met Irene on a double-date, fell in love and proposed. Soon after he purchased land and built the first of many matrimonial homes prior to their marriage August 31st, 1957. With his formal education cut short by the war, Art went to night school, took mechanical drafting and secured a position working for the B.D. Wait Company where he oversaw the construction of their corporate offices on Wyecroft Road and eventually led their Commercial HVAC division. When opportunities for advancement there failed to materialise, Art & Irene, now parents to 2 young children, in 1977 took a leap of faith and went into business for themselves as Canadian HVAC Sales Reps, primarily REZNOR Heating, and A.G. Hubert & Associates Inc. was born. The company has new owners but is still operating under Art's name today - 43 years later.
Art coached & enjoyed watching soccer, loved music of all sorts, excelled in architectural design, construction and woodworking, liked learning about wildlife and enjoyed good food, wine, laughter and company.
More than anything, Art was a devout Christian with an unwavering faith in God's promises, forgiveness and abiding love. He was a man who loved God and his family above all else, and wanted only the best for them.
Visitation to take place at noon at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON on Friday, September 6th, 2019, followed by 1pm Funeral Service.
Donations can be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.