LACKIE, Hal T.
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It is with a profound sense of sadness that we announce the passing of Hal Lackie at
the age of 61. After a courageous battle, Hal "played his final down" surrounded by his loving family on August 3rd, 2012. Hal was predeceased by his parents Tom and Ada Lackie, "belle-mere" Nan and a brother Craig. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly; children Graeme and Alison; brothers Gord (Nancy), Colin (Jan) and Jamie (Nancy); several treasured nieces and nephews, extended family, and many dear friends
who were a valued source of support. A dedicated husband and father of two, Hal's passions almost always revolved around family. Hal greatly enjoyed football; as a player, highlights included two national championships with the Saskatoon Hilltops. He was a minor football coach and a loyal fan who was a regular at Huskie and Hilltop football games. Always a sports fan, he became involved with coaching youth soccer initially with his son Graeme and later with his daughter, Alison. As his children grew he moved away from coaching but remained heavily involved with youth soccer as a board member for many years. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a part of the team that made the new soccer facility in Saskatoon a reality. His dogs, Digby and Bailey, were important family members. They could always count on an early morning walk, regardless of the weather, and Whitecap Park was a favourite destination. Hal was proud to have earned his Chartered Accountancy and worked as a C.A. for over 30 years in public practice and various industry positions. His expertise, business judgement and communication skills were valued by his employers and co-workers. Hal had a strong sense of pride in his profession and a strong sense of community. Hal shared his professional and interpersonal skills on many boards over the years, including Saskatoon Youth Soccer, Eastside Youth Soccer, Soccer Centre, St. Martins United Church, Family Service Bureau and Habitat for Humanity. Hal's family would like to thank the staff at RUH ward 6100 for the exceptional care Hal received in his last days. Also, in Hals words, "I received top notch care and caring from everyone at the Cancer Clinic and the Home Care nurses". Dr. J.D. Hey, Hals family physician, was a standout "quarterback" during Hals illness. Although Hal was taken from us too soon, he gave many gifts stemming from his involvement in the sports community, volunteering,
and his love of family and friends. Hal has touched many lives. May you be at peace now Hal, you will be with us forever. Donations in Hal's memory may be made to organizations supporting youth sports or cancer care/research. A Celebration of Hal's Life will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., first right past Briargate Rd). Family and friends may send online condolences from the website www.hillcrestmemorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Charmaine Legrand.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 2012