William Haggart

Obituary of William Douglas Haggart


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Douglas Haggart on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Shannex – Neill Pavillon in Fredericton, NB. To his friends and family, he was known as Will or Bill.  Born in Douglas, Scotland on December 9, 1937, he was the son of the late Douglas S Haggart and Robina Shanks.  He worked as a Town Planner in various positions throughout England and Ireland before moving to Canada in 1975.  At the time of his retirement in 1999, he was a Tourism Officer with the Dept of Tourism at Mactaquac Park.  He was a member of several societies, Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew, Saint John Ambulance, York-Sunbury Historical Society, St John River Society and the Keswick River Society.    He was an active outdoorsman and an avid competitive swimmer.  He was also a member of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Zealand for many years.

He is survived by his daughter, Emma Dyer (Lee) - Quesnel, BC; step-children:  Robert Forbes (Mary) - Burtts Corner, Bruce Forbes - Burtts Corner, Karen Dudziak (Bogdan) - Bluffton, SC,  Ken Forbes  (Debbie)  - Noonan; brother, Robin D. Haggart (Jeanne) - N.E. England,  grandchildren: Pasqual Fecteau, Chris Forbes, Kendall Stanley, Jarret Forbes, Laura McAllister, Nicholas Forbes, Jason Davidson as well as many great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Narda Forbes in 2015 and stepdaughter-in-law Karen Forbes in 2020.

Arrangements are being taken care of by York Funeral Home.  A private graveside service will take place at the Keswick Cemetery in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com



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