Clifford Joseph Hanzel

October 18, 1936 ~ September 11, 2021 (age 84)


Hanzel, Clifford “Cliff” - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Woodstock Hospital on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Jill V. (nee Knight) Hanzel (2018). Cherished father of Ronnie (Brad) Hallock, Natalie (Tom) Gillespie, Norma (Doug) Chambers, Paula Hanzel and Phil (Julie) Hanzel. Dear grandfather of thirteen and great grandpa of eleven. Dear brother of Edward (late Shirley), Douglas (late Jackie), brother-in-law of Jim (late Gay) McGregor and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; Joseph and Rose Hanzel and by his brothers; Don (Lorna), Bill, and Joseph (Isabel). Cliff was a past employee of Timberjack for over 45 years. He loved many sports. He played hockey as a child and made it to the farm team for the Boston Bruins. His love for baseball ran deep. When he played, he pitched with a side arm and left the batter spinning. When he couldn’t play anymore his love turned to watching his beloved Jays. A private family service will be held at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-539-0004. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in the Hillview Cemetery Columbarium. If desired, memorial contributions to the Woodstock Hospital, Parkwood Institute, London or Sakura House would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be given at  

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