Henry "Chick" Halas passed away surrounded by his loving family at St Joseph's Hospital on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in his 91st year. He was born in Toronto to Kleofas and Anna Halas (Bator). Chick was the last surviving sibling of 7 brothers (Peter, Walter, Stan, Phil, Teddy and Robert). Chick leaves behind the love of his life of 65 years Helen (Surtel). It was love at first sight for Helen due to Chick's gentle nature, handsome good looks and outstanding baseball achievements as a first baseman. Chick will be forever remembered as a devoted and caring father to his 3 children Debra (the late Ted Ophelders), Paula (Jaan Vaikla) and Paul (Donna Bovair) Halas. Loving and proud Dziadziu of Chantelle (Derek Carvalho), Elysha (Brad Wheeler), Clarissa Ophelders (Alessandro Mazza), Nathaniel Vaikla, Karianne Vaikla and Olivia Vaikla. Chick was a doting great-grandfather to Jaxson Wheeler. A kind and loving "gentleman" Chick will be forever fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Friends and family may pay their respects at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues). Visitation on Sunday January 13th (2-4 and 7-9) (Prayers at 7:30 p.m.). A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday January 14th at 11:00 a.m..
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.