March 27, 1931June 14, 2019

JOHN HARGADON (March 27th 1931 – June 14th 2019) Honest and clever to the end, in his eighty-ninth year, JOHN Eugene Joseph Michael HARGADON punched the clock a final time on the afternoon of Friday June 14th in Midland, Ontario. “Surrounded by family,” he once quipped, he wanted “to reach a hundred” so he'd see his picture in the paper. He was predeceased by parents Ethel Lucy (Poile) and James Eugene, brother William, sisters Sybil Ruth (Quilty), Phyllis Charlotte, and Therese Marie (O'Neail). He is survived by his sister Mary Jo (Quilty) of Midland, and many nieces, nephews, and their grand progeny. A gentle, kind man, Uncle Johnny hiked and biked, was an adept curler and “decent” golfer. A devoted son and brother, he “would have been a baker” had his father not died when Johnny was eight. Their West Brant bakery soon became Hargadon's Store and he helped his mother and sisters run it. He lived to work, especially long days on the road with Flintkote or shifts at Raymond. In later years he could critique your pastry and savour dessert within the same blink of a witty eye. His favourite drink was beer, obviously. The family wishes to thank the dedicated and caring staff at Tiffin House for their support and compassion. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a local Alzheimer's Society or Food Bank. Visitation is Sunday June 23rd, 7–9 pm, at Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home in Brantford, Ontario. Funeral mass to be celebrated Monday June 24th, 930 am, at St. Pius X Catholic Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 24, 2019



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Louis Yacobucci

June 22, 2019

We, Louis and Maryann, n lived next door to John for 18 years. Many a time we stood on our driveways and chatted as we watched our children ride down the driveway. He was always very generous and happy to share a fresh baked loaf of bread he made on the weekend. the warm delicious loaf wouldn't last long though in our home with our three children. We loved it! We'd often even share a pew at church. He always had a smile on his face and only kind words to share . If you needed a hand, he was always willing to help. An amazing neighbor and friend! You will be missed. Rest in peace John.