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Hagemann, Gert. Died Jan. 15, 1988 at age 47, when the haul truck he was driving in the Cassiar mine went over the edge. Interred at Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC  

Hagemann, Ruth "Ruthie",  passed February 2014.
Ruth and Gert Hagemann and children lived in Cassiar 1981-1987. He was a truck driver in the mine where he perished in a work-place accident.
Ruth had been battling brain cancer since 2000. She beat the odds and lived longer than anyone expected. Through chemo and radiation, she always stayed positive and her faith in God remained strong.
She leaves to mourn sons Andy Gowan, Joe Gowan and daughter Rhonda Chownyk.
The funeral was in Allen, Texas.

Hallam, Albert died September l,  l989 in Lincoln, England at age 64 of a stroke. Albert was a Heavy-duty mechanic for the big equipment for the mine. Worked in Cassiar 1963 - 1967. He survived by daughter Lorraine, grandchildren Garry, Mark and Danicka and sons Renny and John.  
Hallam, Ruby Irene (nee Issott) died July 1, 2001 in Calgary, AB at age 74 of cancer. Ruby lived in Cassiar 1962 -1967 and worked in mill until last son John was born. She is survived by daughter Lorraine, grandchildren Garry, Mark and Danicka and sons Renny and John.  
Hancock, Elsie May, died in 1997 at age 84 in Toronto, ON. Elsie was the wife John Hancock who worked in the Powerhouse in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Survived by son Norman Hancock and daughter Viola Allen & grandson Dene Allen.  
Hancock, John, died in 1996 at age 86 in Toronto, ON of prostrate cancer. John worked in the Powerhouse in the late 1950s-early 1960s. John predeceased his wife Elsie Hancock and is survived by son Norman Hancock and daughter Viola Allen & grandson Dene Allen.  
Hanley, Edward "Ed", passed away at January 3, 2010 at his home in Stubanacadie Nova Scotia.  He leaves his wife Linda,  sons Joseph and Andrew (Laura) grandsons Christopher and Steven.  Brothers Wally (Marilyn) & Don (Durelle).  Sisters Kathleen (Ralph Grunow) and Laurie (Rusty Bremner). Also numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in Edmonton AB Sept 10, 1947, Parents George and Irene Hanley.  The family moved to Cassiar in 1953. Ed married Linda Smith in Cassiar.  They lived there until 1976 when they moved out to Vancouver Island.  He worked a few different jobs in his time in Cassiar but was mainly known for his years as paymaster and human resources manager.  He worked his last 20 years as Human Resources Manager for Lascar Coal out of Edson Alberta.  
Hanley, George. Died of lung cancer on March 19, 1982 George_Hanley.jpg (29369 bytes)
Hanley (now Grunow), Kathleen "Katie" Jean. Passed away Feb. 2, 2012, in Panama City, Panama, S.A. Kathleen was the first child born in Cassiar on January 2, 1954. Parents: George & Irene. Siblings: Walter, Joan, Edward, Donald, Laurie.  Left in Cassiar in 1969, came back, to Watson Lake in 1975 where she and Ralph Grunow owned the Grunow Motors garage and also owned a gas station in Dease Lake.  
Hanley, Irene. Passed away May 17, 1987 Irene_Hanley.jpg (28619 bytes)
Hanley, Joan (married name Boutilier). Passed away from cancer November 9, 1996. Daughter of George & Irene and wife to Chuck Boutilier. Joan_Hanley_Boutilier.jpg (11767 bytes)
Hansma, Johanna, died of cancer. Wife of Bill Hansma.  
Hardy, Eldon, passed Oct. 1, 2016. Eldon Stewart Hardy was born November 17, 1946 in Peterborough, Ontario to parents Stewart and Helen Hardy (Wells). Eldon married Phyllis Kuiper on October 13, 1973 and raised 3 children together in Cassiar, BC. Eldon worked at the local asbestos mine for many years before the mine and townsite were shutdown in 1992, when they relocated to Granisle, BC and he worked at Huckleberry Mine. Eldon later met companion Ghislaine Allen whom he enjoyed his last few years of life with. Eldon’s many interests included fastball, boating, weekends spent at Boya Lake, snowmobiling, hockey (both coaching and playing), playing guitar and spending time with many friends. Eldon’s outgoing and fun-loving personality were contagious and loved by all that knew him. Eldon is predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Hardy; parents Stewart and Helen Hardy; and father and mother in law George and Ethel Kuiper. Eldon is survived by companion Ghislaine Allen; daughter Deborah; son Jason and wife Connie; son David and wife Tanya; grandchildren Krista, Kara, Nevada, Lincoln, Katelynn and Kelsie; sister Mary and husband Eric; brother in law Ron and wife Jeannette; and nieces and nephews Becky, Colin, Erin & Danielle.  

Hardy, Phyllis, age 61, unexpectedly passed away peacefully February 14, 2008 in Granisle, BC. She had been diagnosed with cancer five years prior. She worked in daycare and at the school. She is survived by husband Eldon, daughter Deborah, sons Jason and David.

Harris, Charles Raymond (Ray)  January 1, 1931 – November 5, 2013.
Ray & Joyce and their sons David, Michael, Andrew & Stephen lived in Cassiar 1966-1971. Ray was Mill superintendent and in charge of mill expansion. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce, and is remembered by his sons: David (Gloria), Michael (Sharon), Andrew and Stephen (Evelyn), grandchildren: Robert and Catherine. A mining engineer, Korean veteran and wonderful husband and father, he will be missed by many.
For those wishing to share a memory of Ray, please go to and Charles-Harris
Harris, Joyce, passed away peacefully on Jan 3, 2011 after a long and valiant fight with cancer. She made many friends in Cassiar during our 5 years there (1966-1971) and had wonderful memories of those times and of the people of Cassiar. She kept in touch with several Cassiarites until the end and considered all to be very special friends. Joyce is survived by her husband Ray, 4 sons and 2 grandchildren.  
Hawkins, Aldis "Aldy", passed away October 5, 1984. Survived by husband Henry Hawkins, mine shifter in the 1970s who has since remarried Cassiarite Claudette Heguy, whose husband John Baptiste passed away the same year.  
Heguy, John Baptiste. Resident of Cassiar 1969-1973 and was a driver in the mine. Died November 18, 1984 of manic depression in Calgary (Sparwood, BC). Survived by wife Claudette Hawkins, who remarried to Henry "Karl" Hawkins..  
Hewett, Alma, passed away in 1993 in New Westminster, BC. Alma worked in the old store and was wife of Reg Hewett (warehouse) mother of Fred Hewett (geologist), mother-in-law of Colleen Hewett (hair dresser)  
Hewett, Reg, passed away in New Westminster, BC January 11, 2002 at age 94. Reg worked in the warehouse in Cassiar from about 1959 to 1969, while his wife (Alma) worked in the old store. His son Fred (wife - Colleen) worked in Cassiar from 1972 to 1980. Survived by Fred and daughter Betty.  
Hilger, Hartmut, passed away at home in Whiterock, BC at 84 on April 18, 2007 of Mesothelioma. He and his wife Ilse, and sons Kurt Hartmut & Roland & Mark lived in Cassiar 1957-1966. He first worked in the Sheetmetal Shop until 1961 and then in the Research Lab in the mill.  
Hilger, Ilse. Passed away in Foothills Hospital in Calgary January 27, 1992 of complications from a heart attack at age 68. At that time her last name was Jeziorny.  
 Hines, Terry, age 63, passed away from cancer in Edmonton, AB on October 21, 2006. Terry worked in Cassiar, in the Cookhouse, and in the Warehouse. Terry & Laura arrived in Cassiar in 1968, and they returned to Nova Scotia in 1975. Terry is survived by his wife Laura, sons Norman & Robert, and daughter Charlotte. Robert & Charlotte were both born in Cassiar. Laura is sister to Linda who married Ed Hanley.  
Hinzmann, Jochann, passed away January 14, 2000 in Signal Hill, California of M.S. and cancer. He was the Time Keeper in the Machine Shop in Cassiar approximately 1957-1960.  He was single there and was for a time a bunkhouse roommate of Tommy Ruehl, in #148, Room 3.  
Hisch Peter died tragically in a car accident in 1983 near Golden, B.C. when he was working at the Mica Dam site in Revelstoke. Cassiar resident 1965 to 1968 and 1971 to 1973. Peter worked as an electrician at the mine and is survived wife Erna Hisch and daughters Miki, Susan and son Peter.  
Hood, Craigie. Superintendent of Carpenter Shop in the early days. Reported to gone to the hospital (Vancouver?) for some minor surgery, got an infection and died many years ago.  
Hood, Nettie. She was predeceased by her husband Craigie Hood.  
Hope, Diana  
Horsley, Trevor. Trevor, 87 passed away after a courageous battle with a brief illness, on May 27, 2011, at Vancouver General Hospital. Born in Salmon Arm, B.C., Mr. Horsley was a veteran of the Canadian Air Force. After the war, he made his mark as a well-known and respected mining engineer. His was an international career and work took him from residing in northern B.C., Toronto and Vancouver, to Mexico and Australia. He worked for several prominent mining firms including the former Placer Dome where he was employed before retiring. Mr. Horsley's diverse skills saw him progress from flying bush planes to supervising major mining operations, among them an assignment in Papua New Guinea. Whatever the challenge, he was known for his strong work ethic and firm but fair attitude as a boss. Trevor & Eileen and Kate, Mark & Susan lived in Clinton Creek and Cassiar 1959-1965. Trevor was put in charge of the initial exploration of the Clinton Creek prospect in 1957 and drove the first underground tunnels which, after providing 400 tons of samples provided the first indication that there were 5 million tons of asbestos at $20.00 per ton. Trevor then became the Mine Superintendent. at Cassiar before leaving to join Conwest in further exploration. The children all attended Cassiar School.  
Hubbell, Larry, age 20 and son of Clancy and Jean Hubbell, died March 18, 1974.  
Hubbell, Phyllis (married name Savard), daughter of Clancy and Jean Hubbell and wife of Ron Savard  
Hudgeon, Bobbi, passed April 3, 2012, age 76, in Summerland, BC from lung cancer. Bobbi Stewart moved to Cassiar in the fall of 1962 to work in Purchasing and Warehousing. She was one of very few people who could actually decipher Bob Lovell`s writing. Here she met her husband Don. They lived in Cassiar unttil 1966, then Tasu and back to Clinton Creek until 1974. Bobbi was a full time mom and excellent in sports (especially curling). Bobbi leaves to mourn: husband Don, daughter Donna (New Zealand) and son Doug (Australia), both born in Cassiar Hospital.  
Hudson, Edward Eugene, passed away July 1, 2005 of cancer at age 63 in Smithers, BC. Ed lived in Cassiar in the 1970s. He drove truck for Arrow Transport and drove the school  bus. Survived by children Tracey, Cathy, Fred, Terry & Shane.  
Huffman, Polly passed away Dec 30, 2013. She lived in Cassiar with Stan Huffman (who had passed in 1977) in the mid 1960's to early 70's.  
Huffman, Stan, passed away August 15, 1977 at 42 of multiple health problems, in Nelson, BC. He is survived by wife Polly, son David, daughter Lind, mother Gertrude, sister Joyce and many nieces and nephews.  
Huijbers, Henk. Father Henk Huijbers was born on June 8, 1916 in Limburg, Holland. Dedicated much of his life to the Yukon and did served for a five year period in Cassiar. Died in 2002  


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