Peacefully in the early morning hours of March 18, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.
Son of the late Allan & Caroline McGill of Scarborough. Brother of the late Don McGill. Predeceased by his beloved wife Norma who he so dearly missed after her passing. Father to Andrew McGill of Oshawa and Sheri Whitlock of Pickering. Father in-law to Karen McGill and Neil Whitlock with whom he had great respect & admiration for. Without doubt, will be greatly missed my his grand-children Lauren, Liam and Sierra who were such an important part of his life. He always enjoyed time with family and friends cherishing the moments with his many in-laws and countless nieces and nephews in Ontario and New Brunswick. A special mention to Frank MacNeil his life-long neighbor and friend who was always there for him.
Haig spent his entire professional career with Kawneer Company Canada, located in Scarborough, where he served in various roles throughout his career before his retirement in 1993.
Haig was very active within the community where he served as the President of Scarborough Softball for many years.
Upon retiring he returned to sailing which was something that he enjoyed in his younger years. Was a member of the OHCC sailing club based in Toronto were served as the clubs Vice Commodore.
His interests expanded beyond sailing and included a passion for British sports cars, owning a very nicely restored 1974 MGB.
As a proud Canadian hockey was in his blood, and as such, he spent many hours in hockey centers across Ontario with Norma by his side watching Liam. He looked forward to the nights watching Lauren hone her figure skating skills “landing the big jump” and thoroughly enjoyed the many dance recitals watching Sierra “bust a new move”.
Any donation towards Alzheimer Society will be greatly appreciated.
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That due to current conditions & keeping the health and safety of other in mind, the family is planning to host a “Celebration of Life” in honor of Haig. The date and location will be established once current community related issues have been resolved.
The outpouring of support and fellowship has been greatly appreciated…