Huycke, John George

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John George Huycke (known by all as George).  Born December 29, 1939 at 12 noon (as he would say) and died at his home on November 25, 2022. He will finally be reunited with his loving wife Judy Huycke.  George was predeceased by parents Frank and Helen Huycke, brother Henry (Joy), brother Bill (predeceased) and wife Marion.  He was a devoted single father of his girls (who miss him dearly) Kerry (Steve), Jasmine (Lionel), Christina (Kevin).  He also had four beloved grandchildren Dante (Michael), Alexandre, Spencer and Autumn and was a much-loved uncle by his special nieces Gaye (Michael) and Candy, as well as extended family.  George would want the world to know that he left this Earth with all of his marbles and on his own terms.  He was fiercely independent, stubborn as an ox and his daughters were his pride and joy.   He was a friendly giant and a quirky man, who made many laugh with his witty use of puns and his sometimes inappropriate sarcastic humour.  George will be remembered for his numerous Huyckisms that made us laugh and/or groan everyday.

Born in Toronto and raised in Port Hope, George met his wife in Haileybury while attending mining school.  They married and settled in the Sudbury area, where he worked as a miner, and they eventually moved to his beloved town of Dowling where he spent the next 40 years.  Unfortunately, his wife passed at the early age of 34 and he had to raise his three young daughters on his own.  He always said, “what you bring into the world you must take care of”.  While doing all that, he took night courses at Laurentian to become a mining engineer and spent almost 30 years at Inco (Vale).  Everyone was super impressed that he actually spent more time on pension than he did working.  George was a proud Legion member and a faithful member of the Christ Anglican Church in Lively. He loved to travel and took his daughters on many different trips around the world. He loved animals, crosswords and had a green thumb with plants.  George would want everyone to not be sad but to raise a glass in his honour. As per George’s request a Celebration of Life will be held at the Onaping Falls Legion on December 10, 2022 from 1-2:30pm, followed by a Porketta bingo downstairs from 3-5pm.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Royal Canadian Legion or a charity of your choice. A private burial service will be held at a later date.


6 Condolences

  1. Uncle George was epic. He was bigger than life, silly, engaging, and imaginative, and I felt seen and heard when I was around him. I was obsessed with rocks as a child and we spent a lot of quality time together learning about them. Uncle George was loving and I am better for having an endless supply of wonderful silly and thoughtful childhood memories of him.

    By: Tammy Hurst-Erskine
    January 8, 2023
  2. Sincere condolences to the all the girls and your families. George has always been a very companionate person with a lot of old stories and sayings. He will be missed by all.
    Terry, Carl & Christine.

    By: Terry Hurst & family
    December 5, 2022
  3. Sincere Condolences to George’s girls & families
    A wonderful man with a dry witty sense of humour.
    RIP George ✝️.
    Christina, Steve Benoit sends his condolences to you.

    By: Merja Riikonen
    December 4, 2022
  4. A very special man. When we were in highschool. He would always say did you miss me? So sweet! Thinking of You all at this precious time!🌹

    By: Deanna Farkas(Gerling)
    December 1, 2022
  5. So sory to hear of the loss of your Dad, Christina. Our condolences to all of your family.
    Joan & John Prankie

    By: Joan Prankie
    December 1, 2022
  6. We are deeply sorry for your loss. George was a pretty great guy. I will miss his texts to you that you shared with me… what a card he was!

    By: Kim Arnold
    December 1, 2022

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