Andrew (Andy) Griffith Hazlett
Dec 5, 1924 - Dec 14, 2022
It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew (Andy) Griffith Hazlett announces his passing on December 14, 2022, in his 99th year.
Andy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 73 years, Joan Mary (nee Currie), his children: Andrew, Ian, Brian (Jill) and Beverley (Jay). His grandchildren: Andy, Duncan, James, Alexandra, Ivan, Gail, Leslie, Heather, Graham & Stuart. His great grandchildren: Charlotte, Isla, Cameron, Sean, Colton, Bryson & Austin.
Andy is survived by his brother Garth (Betty) & his family, as well as many nieces and nephews. Andy is predeceased by his daughter Barbara, his parents Andrew & Winnifred (nee Griffith) Hazlett, his brothers Frank (Mary Lou), Douglas (Mildred) and Donald (Mary).
Andy was born at home in what was then known as the Village of Forest Hill, where he grew up and attended school. He joined the Army in 1943, and was assigned to different regiments including: Toronto; Woodstock, Ontario; Gander, Newfoundland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Brockville Ontario.
After WWII Andy attended Agricultural College in Kemptville Ontario and then graduated from The University of Guelph's Ontario Agricultural College. Agriculture and farming, especially horse husbandry was a passion of Andy's, which he maintained his entire life.
Mentored by his father, who had a successful building & real estate business, Andy was soon the "spark" behind "Hazlett Brothers Real Estate" and enjoyed a life long career in Real Estate development.
In 1949 he married his sweetheart Joan Currie. They set up house in Toronto, and before long, a farm in Cookstown was a welcomed addition. Andy and Joan happily raised their 5 children, enjoying both city and country life, until finally settling permanently on their farm.
Along with all the typical farm responsibilities, Andy enjoyed raising and showing Arabian horses and Suffolk sheep.
Andy was a generous person with a rich sense of humour. He loved to tell a good joke with a twinkle in his eye. One could not help but be drawn to his charisma, charm and smile.
A family funeral will be held at York Cemetery in North York on Wednesday December 21st, 2022