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Heinrich Maag

Heinrich Maag

Sunday, January 12th, 1936 Sunday, February 10th, 2019

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Obituary for Heinrich Friedrich Maag (Maag)

Heinrich (Henry) Friedrich Wilhelm Maag
Jan 12, 1936 – Feb 10, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Henry on Sunday, February 10, 2019, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after recently having celebrated his 83rd birthday. He was a cherished husband to Heather (nee Owen), devoted father to Karla (Christopher Lloyd) and loving Opa to Henry Lloyd, James Lloyd and Amber Degenaar.
Henry was born in 1936 to Alma and Wilhelm Maag in Potsdam Germany. His early years were spent in his parents’ hotel, Waldfrieden, in Klein-Glienicke. At the age of 15, he was sent to West Berlin, both to apprentice as a chef, and to escape the trials of Soviet occupation. Not able to return home to occupied
East Germany, he found work in Sweden, Baden-Baden and Heidelberg.
Immigrating to Canada in 1957 at the age of 21, he found work in a uranium mine in Elliot Lake, after a brief stint in the kitchen of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal where he had landed. His culinary career took him to the kitchens of multiple hotels and resorts in Ontario including the Lord Simcoe in Toronto, The Summit Golf Club in Richmond Hill, The Donalda Club, Muskoka Sands Inn in Gravenhurst and head chef at the Toronto International Airport to name a few.
Henry then moved into his entrepreneurial stage of life, first opening “Mr. Henry’s Delicatessen” in Etobicoke of which he was very proud, then moving on to form a business partnership with his dear friend Karl Niermann. The years of the Norseman Tavern and Muddy Duck Restaurants followed, with Wolfgang Roessler joining the partnership at the Muddy Duck. Henry’s final establishment was Houston’s and Tracks Brewpub in Brampton where he made his own special brew for guests.
Henry unsuccessfully attempted retirement more than once, and continued to cook in his later years for the Rotary Clubs of Bolton and Palgrave, private catering and of course any volunteering jobs that came his way. He found renewed joy in work through volunteering and was honoured with a Paul Harris Award by Rotary in recognition of his contributions to the community.
Henry loved his work, but also found great pleasure in so many other things; He was a passionate sailor, spending special moments with Heather on Georgian Bay. His cottage on the Bay was a special place for him where he hosted and fed family and friends. Since their arrivals, he found immense pleasure in his grandsons, Henry and James whose presence and laughter would light up his face even in his final days.
Henry will be remembered as a tireless worker who loved a challenge, an eager volunteer, a super chef, joyful sailor and loyal friend. We are all so blessed to have known him and to have been loved and guided by him.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Reingold for his years of care and conversation, Dr. E. Gucciardi for her kindness in Henry’s last year, the staff at ambulatory care at Headwaters Hospital and the Bayshore nurses whose dedication helped to keep Henry comfortable at home.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family would appreciate financial donations to Headwaters Health Care Foundation, or blood donation to Canadian Blood Services.
Henry was a fan of a good party! Please join us for a celebration of his life on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Rotary Place in Bolton from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Bring your funny stories and happy memories to share. Online condolences, photos, memories can also be shared at www.dodsandmcnair.com

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    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Rotary Place
    7 Rotarian Place Bolton
    Caledon, Ontario
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    Saturday, April 27th, 2019
    3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 |
    Rotary Place
    7 Rotarian Place Bolton
    Caledon, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019

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Valente Family

Our heart felt condolences to Heather, Karla, Chris, Henry and James and to those in Henry's inner circle who loved him best. We were blessed to have Henry as a neighbour for many years. His warm smile and genuinely kind nature will never be forgotten. Rest in peace dearest Henry. Pat, Enzo, Victoria and Vincent Valente
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Kathy Farrelly

We are saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend, Henry. He always took the time to listen and inquire about others. His smile and willingness to assist will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Heather, Karla and family. Ross and Kathy
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My deepest condolences to Heather, Karla, Chris, Henry and James.
Henry was a pleasant, thoughtful, good hearted man that I had the pleasure to know.
God bless him for fighting the battle as long as he did.
Love lots Kathyxoxo
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The Perch Family

We will cherish the great memories of Henry as our neighbour of many years. Sending prayers for strength through this challenging time.
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The Perch Family donated to HEADWATERS HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION in memory of Heinrich Maag
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Wolfgang and Corriëtte Roessler

Henry has been our dear friend and partner for many years, he was the best man at our wedding. We cherish all the happy memories we have of him and his family. To Heather, Karla, Little Henry and James we wish you courage and strength. Hugs, Wolfgang and Corriëtte Roessler
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