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Mr. Henry McAleer

Mr. Henry McAleer

1933 – 2021

 

Passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Son of Bernard McAleer and Ellen Reiber, the 5th of 9 children, all of whom predeceased him.

He leaves to mourn Murielle, mother of their two daughters Linda (Joseph), Carol (Allen), his four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Robert, Jamie, and Kathy (Bronson), and his great-grandchildren who gave him great joy, Case, Jake, Rai-Lynn, and Isabelle.

He will be missed by his close brother-in-law Norman (Norma), his sister-in-law Janine (Claude), his close friend and business partner Chantal, as well as many nieces and nephews, golf buddies, and other friends and employees with whom he left a lasting impression.

Born in Montreal into a working-class family.  Henry was a great storyteller recounting his early childhood days, when the family lived on a farm, then escaping back to the city to adventures as a merchant marine sailor.  Married in 1953 he began working at the Northern Electric and moonlighted as a taxi driver to earn more money.  Finally, in 1958 an opportunity arose to operate a Dairy Queen store, and soon after he was in the business for himself, and he remained until 2020.   He was proud of his 62-plus years in the business, made close friends along the way and won many Golden Cone awards for excellence among Quebec stores.

Henry enjoyed nature and being outdoors; hunting, fishing, a passion for golf and vacationing with friends and family, and of course a little wager on a game of cards, especially Blackjack or Crazy Eights.

Cheers to a full life lived on your own terms.  You will be in our hearts forever.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the Lakeshore hospital palliative doctors, the wonderful Pierrefonds CLSC team & the Nova nurses for their caring support.

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  • David Ferguson Posted

    My sympathies to the family.

    • Carol Posted

      Thank you David, sorry my dad never had the pleasure of meeting you, although I did talk about you to him alot. I know he would have approved of you not only because your a hard and honest working man but the fact that his great grandchild and granddaughter care for you so deeply.

  • Tanya Marie Dubé Posted

    I knew him as Uncle Henry. I was a foster child in his brother, Gerald’s (and Ivy’s), home my entire childhood. I used to go with Uncle Henry to the Dairy Queen every summer and work behind the counter from 5-9 years old, until I eventually left the foster home. I knew him from the age of 2 and was lucky to have had his love and spent that amazing time with him as a child. He loved me a lot and I loved him, too, so much. He would also pay me in buckets of ice cream and toppings haha. I’m so so sorry to hear about his passing. This has sent a sadness through me and I wish I could have talked to him one last time. I’m sending all my love to his family. This man made a huge difference in my life and I will always remember him so fondly. xoxo Love always, Tanya

  • Ron & Maggie Rabideau Posted

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. He was a wonderful man and a privilege to have considered him a family friend.

  • Carol, Marc & Jonathan Rabideau Posted

    Our deepest condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed by our family. It was an honor and privilege to call him uncle.

  • Doug Astop Posted

    To : Linda , Carol , Chantal , Norman , and to all of Henry’s family’s .

    What can I say about Henry , that he was so special in my life that l called him my DQ Dad . I’ve known Henry for over 45 years , and Henry was always there for me , and I was always there for him . We spent such great times together , either at DQ meetings , or going out for dinner . Henry taught me so many things that I’ll never ever forget . As I’m reflecting on all the great times I had with Henry , I’m tearing up . I’m really going to miss Henry , and all the stories he would tell me about the Merchant Marines , or the stories of his 60 plus years in DQ .
    Every time I will talk about or think about Henry , he’ll always put a big smile on my face , cause those memories will be in my heart forever .
    Rest In Peace Henry
    Be sure that you will never ever be forgotten ..
    Love ya Henry
    Doug

  • Doug Astop Posted

    To : Linda , Carol , Chantal , Norman , and to all of Henry’s family’s .

    What can I say about Henry , that he was so special in my life that l called him my DQ Dad . I’ve known Henry for over 45 years , and Henry was always there for me , and I was always there for him . We spent such great times together , either at DQ meetings , or going out for dinner . Henry taught me so many things that I’ll never ever forget . As I’m reflecting on all the great times I had with Henry , I’m tearing up . I’m really going to miss Henry , and all the stories he would tell me about the Merchant Marines , or the stories of his 60 plus years in DQ .
    Every time I will talk about or think about Henry , he’ll always put a big smile on my face , cause those memories will be in my heart forever .
    Rest In Peace Henry
    Be sure that you will never ever be forgotten ..
    Love ya Henry
    Doug

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