Jan. 15, 1941 – Feb. 27, 2008
His laughter penetrated hearts. His words soothed the mind. And his zest lifted the spirit. His warm and gentle smile greeted strangers and friends alike. He was treasured as a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a brother, a neighbor, and a friend.
On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 27, with his wife at his side and other loved ones nearby, the spirit of Donald Joseph Haché obediently responded to The Lord’s call and quietly departed.
Don’s final battle would be one he could not overcome: a battle with cancer. His rapid and unexpected illness was shocking and will be felt deeply by all who were fortunate enough to know him, both far and wide.
A welder by trade, Don worked throughout Canada, moving westward and eventually settling in British Columbia. He served in the Canadian Army between 1961 and 1966 as a soldier and as a Canadian Guard on Parliament Hill. He was registered with the Metis Tribe and affectionately addressed by tribal members as “The White Indian”.
The son of late John Hachey and late Florida Roy, Don is survived by brothers Johnny and George, and sisters Irene, Elizabeth “Betty”, Mary Jean, Suzan and Joan. He will be sorely missed by his loyal wife and soul mate, Marie, his three children, Suzanne, Don Jr., and Christian, and five grandchildren, Roxanna, Samuel, William, Emma and Tyler.
Three viewings will be held at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC:
Sunday, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (prayer service at 7:30 p.m.)
Monday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
A funeral service will follow on Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 3900 Arthur Dr. RR#1, Delta BC. Reception to follow.