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Herbert Debes

Herbert Debes Obituary

Peacefully at Highland Wood on March 26, 2024 in his 89th year, surrounded by his loving family. Gentle smiles right to the end.  He will be greatly missed by the caring staff at Highland Wood and all the volunteers who brightened his last few years.  Herb greatly believed he would be reunited with his lifetime friend and wife of 63 years Sigrid who sadly passed 3 years prior.  A husband and father who never failed to provide for the needs of his family while adding zest with dad jokes, grand hand gestures and much laughter.  Adored by the community of Haliburton he called home for 50 years and all of his friends.  Herb had the kind of smile that reached his eyes and lit up his whole face, you couldn’t help but feel it.  He loved the outdoors and kept beautiful landscapes while he could.  He found great comfort in knowing he would one day have the ability to once again be working the earth with his hands, his faith and hope remained intact to the end of his life.  He will be fondly remembered by his children Karen, Cathy, Glenn and his wife Geraldine, Jennifer and her husband Michael.  He was a fabulous Opa and will be greatly missed by his 10 grandchildren Kaley, Amy, Michah, Jaden, Taze, Jett, Denver, Bradie, LaKesha, and Charlsea and his 7 great grandchildren Tahlia, Keenan, Markie, Isla, Wren, Ivan and J.D.

      “A true gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out”

Private Graveside Service & Celebration Of Life

A Private funeral will be held graveside for family and friends. A Celebration of life will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation - Highland Wood would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy. #118, Haliburton, Ontario (705) 457-9209.

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Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation - Highland Wood
7199 Gelert Road, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Tel: 1-705-457-1392


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