Sidney Henhawk

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Henhawk, Sidney James - It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our much loved and cherished husband and father in his 77th year on Saturday July 9th, 2016 at the Iroquois Lodge in Ohsweken. Sid was adored and will be sadly missed by his wife Doris (nee Poodry) of 56 years and his 3 children Cheryl (Bruce Bierman), Greg and Dan (Katie). Survived by his sisters Bev Beaver, Charlene Nuttycombe (Dan), Toni Johnson (Ron) and Justine Bomberry (Tony) and brother-in-law Roman Romaniuk. Also remembered by Suzanne Poodry, Sylvia Poodry (Ross Lederman), Edd Poodry (Mary) and Frances Svisdahl (Roy). Predeceased by his parents Reg and Norma, his brother Frank and his sisters Sandra Lickers (Don) and Wanda Romaniuk. Sid is also predeceased by his parents-in-law Edd and Emma Poodry and brother-in-laws Willie Poodry and George Beaver and nephew J.R. Sid will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Sid was an employee of Stelco Steel - Hilton Works in Hamilton for 40 years. He was a member, Layreader, Warden and Treasurer of St. Peters Anglican Church in Ohsweken from 1960. He was a member of the Scotland Lodge 193 and the Keystone Chapter 224 and served as Grand Superintendent of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, District No. 6 from 2008-2009. He proudly served on the Six Nations Council, was a founding member of the Gaylord Powless Arena Building Committee, the Six Nations Community Trust and the Six Nations Gaming Committee. Throughout his life, he loved to play sports and was an active volunteer in recreation and sport. His favourite pastime was finding treasures at garage sales. He also loved to golf, bowl, cheer on the Brooklyn Dodgers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Red Wings while also being forced to endure many Montreal Canadiens games with his family.

At Sidney’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends and family will be welcomed to a visitation at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 Fourth Line Rd. Ohsweken on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2pm to 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to a Masonic Service at 6:30pm. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 1631 Chiefswood Rd., Ohsweken on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11 am followed by reception at the Six Nations Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Iroquois Lodge.



Posted by Bob & Aileen Orendorff on
Dear Doris, please accept our condolences on the passing of Sidney.
We have missed him at bowling the past few years.
Kindest thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Aileen.
Posted by Bob & Aileen Orendorff on
Dear Doris, please accept our condolences on the passing of Sidney.
We have missed him at bowling the past few years.
Kindest thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Aileen.
Posted by Teresa Thomas on
Condolences and hugs to the family. Sid is a good man who loved his family very much.
Posted by Tim Scott on
I offer my condolences on Sid's passing. I worked for Sid many times as a welder a Stelco. I always found Sid a very fair guy to work for and a real gentleman.
Posted by Carla miller on
Sincere condolences from my family.........Sid was a great man and will be missed.
Posted by SWEDE on
Condolences to the Immediate family and to his Six Nations Family;
He was a great man to work with and held his values in high regard.
Fair but firm -- well loved and respected by his Stelco mates
Sadly missed
SWEDE and Linda Burak
Posted by Brian Davis on
My condolences to Doris, and to the immediate Henhawk family .
During the many years that I worked along with Sid, at Stelco (Field Forces), I always found Him to be a fair and decent gentleman. Always enjoyed his sense of humour as well.
I can assure you, that of all the people at the Steel Plant had the greatest respect for the man he was.

He was one of the good ones in my book, and I was privileged to know him.

I'll miss your big grin Sidney J.

Brian & Janet Davis
Brantford Ont.
Posted by Carol (Wright)Birnie on
Dear Doris,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Posted by John Smythe on
Words cannot express the sadness I felt when I heard of Sid's passing. He will be missed by so many people.
Posted by Patti Pepper on
Doris and family. I am so sorry about Sid's passing. Such a gentle soul! He is now at peace though. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all. Doris, consider yourself hugged. Patti
Posted by matt dowsett on
I was very sorry to hear of Sid's passing. I was fortunate to be one of the many tradesmen who worked for him at Stelco, he was a fair man and a good boss. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.
Posted by Steve Thurley on
Sorry to hear of Sid,s passing, He was a great guy to work with and for. Thinking of his family.
Posted by Rod & Cookie MacDonald on
Doris & Family,
We were sad to hear of Sid's passing. It was a pleasure to have the privilege of getting to know him. Such a gentle soul who loved his sports. May his memories sustain you during this most difficult of days. Prayers, hugs & condolences to all.
Posted by Bill Fulton on
So sorry to hear of Sid's passing. We worked well together at Keystone Chapter.
Posted by Laurelann Nelson on
Will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Sid.
Posted by Ted and Betty Stam on
Hi Doris and Family:

I just read the newspaper and saw the notice about Sid.

So sorry for the loss of your husband and father.

My deepest sympathy to you and your whole family.

May God bless you all during this time of reflection.

Ted and Betty Stam
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