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HAASE, James Edward
January 2019
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Haase, James Edward, Passed away suddenly on January 2, 2019. He was 68. Jim was a man that walked to the beat of his own drum... or guitar as it were. Born and Raised in Pennsylvania Jim was the third of 8 children. He loved to regale his family and friends with the adventurous stories of his youth. He was the type of man that never let a small interest not turn into an area of great study. From the smallest of micro minerals to the cosmos Jim could talk anyone’s ear off on almost any subject, getting into those conversations could be as daunting as they were enlightening. He loved hiking, canoeing, reading (voraciously), playing and listening to music, anything relating to politics, sports, and of course the daily crosswords. His passion for learning was eclipsed only by the love he had for his wife of 45 years Eva whom he had met on one of those adventures in Europe so many years ago. When they were young their adventures took them many places. Eventually, they settled in Toronto where they raised their family. Jim served in various capacities, including President, at The Walker Mineralogical Club. The friends he made while collecting, studying and discussing minerals meant the world to him and his family. For 36 years Jim worked at UCEL and Jim loved the puzzles his job provided. He enjoyed watching the young men, including his son-in-law Robert, come into the business and show a real desire to learn. He worked with and for his Brother-In-Law Les and was always grateful for his friendship. Jim is survived by his wife Eva, his children Anais Haase Zuniga (Juan Pablo), Colin Haase, Laura Heinrich (Robert). Jim is the grandfather to four beautiful girls Abigail, Reyna, Vivian and Rikki. We all loved him very much. Visitation at PAUL O'CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave.E (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Wednesday, January 9, 2018, from 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm. Funeral service in our Chapel on Thursday, January 10, 2018, at 1 pm. Reception to follow.

Messages of Condolence

My deepest sympathy to everyone who's life was touched by this very special man. I met Jim through the CMMA. I am grateful he joined us fo... Read more RoxAnn Herechuk
Niagara Falls January 18, 2019
Eva and Anais, Please accept my sincere condolences on Jim's passing. I'm sorry that I was not able to be there today. I'm sure his mem... Read more Rob Jakab
Toronto January 09, 2019
I did numerous hoist inspections with Jim over the past 25 years. He was always entertaining and always kept his word. My sincere condole... Read more Leo Tuusa
Mississauga January 09, 2019
Sending all my love from Ireland to my beautiful family. I will miss Jimmy very much. He was a good uncle to me and always took the time... Read more Dhalena
Dublin, Ireland January 09, 2019
It has been many years since I have seen Uncle Jimmy, but I often think about one of my first and funniest childhood memories that includ... Read more Jaime Vavrick
New Orleans, Louisiana January 08, 2019
I am still in disbelief that Jim has passed away, I can only imagine the loss you are all feeling at this time. Jim has left a huge gap in... Read more Judy Csaszar
Toronto January 08, 2019
Jimmy will be missed by all and remembered for his wit, intellect and humor. I fondly remember visits with Jimmy and the family in Canada,... Read more Jennifer Haase Perkins
Indian Trail, NC January 07, 2019
My deepest sympathy for this sudden loss. Uncle Jimmy was a great uncle and have nothing but fond memories of him growing up. Never rememb... Read more Eileen Haase
Raleigh, NC, USA January 07, 2019
On behalf of the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association and our members, please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss. Our thoug... Read more Canadian Elevator Contractors Association
Canada January 07, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences through this terrible time. Sorry for your loss, he was an amazing man and will be missed.
Daniel and Becky MacNeill
Kitchener January 05, 2019

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