Harry Driedger

Harry Driedger

Harry Alfred Driedger, of Hanover, passed away at Chesley Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. He was 92.

Born in Leamington, Ontario, on December 12, 1930, to the late Jacob and Agnes (nee Dick) Driedger. He married the love of his life, Margaret Tiessen on Oct 3, 1953, and together they enjoyed raising their family while working on the family farm near Wheatley and eventually Paisley. He loved farming as well as numerous side ventures.  

Survived by children Jim (Irene) of Chesley, George (Kathy) of Kingsville, Daniel (Darlene) of Drayton, Mary Margaret (Mike Roney) Driedger of P.E.I., and sons-in-law Ken Toman of Hanover, and Paul Gascho of Stratford.  Cherished Opa of Mark (JoAnn), Krista (Wade), Nick (Jackie), Jeremy (Jill), Ryan (Monica), Jakob (Samantha), Richie, Sasha, Joy, Chris (Ana), Brandon, Katrina (Levi), Bethany (Judah), Tessa (Eric), Zackary (Thea), Adam, Tim (Amy), and Sara (Cody) and 25 great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by his sister Elfrieda Driedger of Leamington, brothers Arthur (Kathleen) of Winnipeg, and John (Shirley) of Gowanstown, as well as the Tiessen family. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (nee Tiessen), son Richard, daughters Marlene, Sharon, and Patricia, and grandchildren Jennifer Driedger, and Heidi Gascho.

A private family graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023. A Public Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. All are welcome to attend. Pastor Juanita Laverty officiating. Interment in Paisley Cemetery. For those unable to attend the Memorial Service, it will be live streamed on the funeral home YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/@MightonFuneralHomeLtd) and directly on the funeral home obituary page, and will remain available for viewing afterwards as well.

Memorial donations to Beyond Housing would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy www.beyondhousing.ca


VIDEO: Live Stream of Memorial Celebration of Life


Public Condolences

We watched cousin Harry's memorial service online today. What a beautiful tribute to this special, yet ordinary man. Our condolences to the whole family as you mourn and remember a life well lived.

- Mary Lou and Herb Enns
November 11, 2023

We are very sorry for your loss. Hold close to your memories.

- Jack and Ellen Cavill
November 10, 2023

I remember having lunch one day as a teenager when helping you folks with some hay, and Harry expressed he was having a problem with one of his eyes…”This eye” he said, and closed one and smiled…we all laughed because we weren't certain if he meant the open one or the closed one! One of those happy funny memories that stuck with me through a lot of years.

Sad to hear of his passing, my condolences to your family and all who loved him.

- Lyle Brown
November 8, 2023

My condolences to the families

- Jim Dick
November 4, 2023

John, Shirley, Susan and Families. My family and I extend our sincere sympathy to you as you grieve the passing of your brother and uncle. Susan, the great care you took of our previous “little girl”, was always greatly appreciated. You folks are being remembered. Kind regards. Sincerely Lois Reoch and Family.

- Lois Reoch
November 3, 2023

Jim and Family
My Mom and I were saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. We have so many memories of Harry back in the days when he would go for coffee with Alan Reaburn and Grandpa(Dad) John. I can recall the days of seeing him out on his walks and he would stop and I have a little chat with him. Miss those days.
Thinking of you and yours with sympathy and hugs.
Jenny Mae and Irene

- Jenny Kreutzkamp and Irene McCullcoh
November 1, 2023

I have many good memories of Mr. Driedger, our Paisley neighbour. He would drop by in the summer with his black/grey pickup and stay for lunch. He would custom combine on our farm with his big Gleaner F2 and I spent lots of time (probably too much) baling hay with him as a teen. Sincere condolences to the family.
Tim Martin

- Tim Martin
October 28, 2023

Our thoughts & prayers 🙏 are with you and your family at this"👪".

- John & Bonnie Freeman
October 26, 2023

Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your wonderful Dad. Harry was a kind hearted man . He lived his life for his children and love of God. He will now be reunited with his beloved loved ones that predeceased him.
May the family treasure all of the wonderful memories made with him.sending lots of love and prayers and hugs to all of you.
Roger and Sherry , Tiffany and Brent Caldwell

- Roger Sherry Tiffany Brent Caldwell
October 24, 2023

Sorry for your loss. Harry was a friendly kind heart man. I had the pressure of meeting him for a short time when I cleaned his apartment.

Barb Hayes

- Barb Hayes
October 23, 2023

My deepest sympathies to all of the Driedger family. I always enjoyed meeting Harry at family events . Sending air hugs and prayers for each of you!
Treasure the memories !
Lois Gascho

- Lois Gascho
October 23, 2023

Very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.

- Brad Sweiger
October 22, 2023

So glad I heard from Dick and Kathy Epp about Harry. He had a good long life and died so peacefully and will be having a wonderful reunion with so many of his family! You have my sympathy for your loss. Elaine

- Elaine Stoltzfus
October 21, 2023

Dear family of Harry (Jim & Irene, George & Kathy, Dan & Darlene, Mary& Mike,

Your dad is now where he longed to be ie with his Saviour Jesus. Yes, Harry left so suddenly and unexpectedly ! Yes I miss him as my older brother. Yes I am grateful for the longer visit by phone we had on the previous Saturday (One week ago today).
Then your dad mentioned that he felt tired and having difficulty getting used to
his new place of living. I believe that God heard this and took him home to heaven. No more sorrow and no more being tired for Harry. We grant him this rest .

- Arthur and Kathleen Driedger
October 21, 2023

Ken. Just wanted to express my sincere sympathy on the passing of your father-in-law. I will keep you all in my prayers during this time of loss.

- Dawn lake
October 20, 2023

To all Harry's family, my deepest sympathies. May your cherished memories comfort you at this time.

- Bud Halpin
October 20, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your family members were very active participants of Hanover Mennonite Church, and also Chesley Mennonite in the past. We enjoyed many family times together. God grant you peace.
Rudy & Reta Derksen

- Rudy & Reta Derksen
October 19, 2023

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