Brian Hackett

A photo of Brian Hackett


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Tuesday April 9, 2019
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday April 8, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Surrounded by the people who meant the most to him in life, Brian Hackett passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice in the early morning hours of Friday April 5, 2019. A farm boy at heart, Brian appreciated everything there was about living in the country, and so when the earth begins to grow in the spring or whenever there is the sound of a babbling brook, he will be remembered with great fondness by his wife Laurie and their daughters Amanda Hackett (Tim Brown) and Sarah Carnie (Rob Carnie). Brian & Laurie’s life together began in 1986. Their first home was in Belle River where Brian managed a turkey farm. From there they moved to Ridgetown and then to Blenheim where friends will remember him working at Canadian Tire. For the last number of years Brian & Laurie chose Guilds to call home and raise their girls. Brian enjoyed many years working with Jim DeBrouwer on the farm.

Brian was born 55 years ago in Wingham to his parents Joyce and Lorne Hackett. When he was five years old his mother passed away and he became one of the lucky kids in life to be given a second Mom, Hazel Jean Hackett. He was loved by his sister Brenda Hackett-Steele (Brian) and his brothers Greg Hackett (Chris) and Mac Hackett. He was an awesome Uncle to Emma, Chase, Jill, Brandan, Jocelynne, Jolene, Hayden, Ava and the late Bryan. Brian was loved by many Aunts and Uncles. He shared a special bond in life with his Aunt Bell and his late Uncle Chester as well as Laurie’s family. He was predeceased by his mother and father in law Irene & Richard Laforet.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home where visitation will be held on Monday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Brian, conducted by Pastor Bill Terris will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow.

Friends wishing to remember Brian with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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Deepest sympathy to you Laurie and all your Family

Condolences to the family of Brian, Heart felt thoughts and prayers for Laurie/Amanda, and Sarah

Lori & Family , I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathies to you all.

Laurie, Amanda and Sarah are deepest condolences go out to you . Brian will surely be missed by you all. He indeed loved and lived for his family and the fond memories you cherish will always be close to your hearts. Know we pray and think of you going through this difficult time. Sincerely, Mike and Cindy Bokor

So sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy to you and your family Laurie.

Uncle Lorne, Hazel, Laurie and family, Brenda and family & Greg and family. Sending lots of love along with some hugs and our sincere sympathy. Brian will leave a huge hole in all of your lives and will be missed everyday. Love Betty, Allan, Lorne, Lois and families.

My sincerest condolences to you and your family Sarah. Know that you are my thoughts and prayers.

I'm so sorry to hear about Brian's passing. I'm very lucky to have been able to share many funny, entertaining yet short conversations with Brian. He would tell me old Solvay stories, we'd chat about the weather or he'd give me some good solid farming advice. Myself and the team at Life Labs send our deepest condolences to the Hackett family, may he rest in peace.

Dear Hackett family, Our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time, may you find peace in the days ahead of the fond memories you have had over the years. Sincerely, Ken, Linda, Justin & Jessica

Our condolences to your family at this sad time. We met Brian a couple of years ago when he came to visit us with Bell.

Our condolences goes out to the whole Hackett family . I am Joan and Ken Cunningham's granddaughter Tammy Cunningham-Willmott my mother was Joanne Cunningham. I do not know this side of the family and just found out you were family may Brian be in peace and in no more pain. He will be your angel watching over all of use. My Grandfather Ken Cunningham sends all his love and condolences.

Sincere condolences. God is with us.

So sorry to hear of your son’s passing. A terrible loss for the whole family especially the parents. Our hearts go out to you all. Love Rose & Glen

So sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was like a cousin to Brian, Sandra & Murray Keith and a nephew to Evan & Margaret Keith. Thinking about Aunt Bell, Greg & Chris, Brenda and the rest of the family at this time of loss of another great farmer & friend.

Laurie, Amanda and Sarah, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Brian was a wonderful man and his light will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences and all my love during this difficult time.

Laurie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Ken and Allison Kloostra

Those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away... May you find comfort and strength in your memories. Hugs from Monica and Gord

Laurie and family so sorry for your loss. Brian will be remembered fondly by many people. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and the days to come.

Brian was a good man. A solid provider for his family, never afraid to work hard. Brian was a valued community volunteer, always there to help with neighbourhood functions , at his best , cooking and serving food, cleaning afterwards, would take time to socialize only when the tasks were complete. Smiling & making jokes the whole time. Brian was a valued employee on our farm. Never one to race and get things done quickly, but quality of workmanship was top notch. Brian had an eye for livestock. He had a keen sense when herd health was compromised. Brian consistently scored near the top when it came to selecting animals for market. Brian was our manager at the grain elevator, really enjoyed the fall harvest and especially corn drying. He became in tune with the entire elevator system, he had an instinct when something was wrong, he could hear a squeaky bearing, a belt slipping, a plugged pipe well before the rest of us knew. This past fall as cancer was beginning to take its toll on Brian we decided to ground him from climbing the elevator, he agreed and thought that was a good idea. That didn’t stop him though, we caught him a few times unplugging a pipe on top of a bin. A successful harvest requires teamwork, Brian relished that atmosphere. He liked to work 7 days / week, It would take a really good story to convince Brian to take a day off. Brian will be missed by family, friends, the community and the farm. Our most sincere condolences to Laurie & Family, Jim & Stacie De Brouwer

Laurie and family: Deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Dear Laurie and girls, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Joe and Suzanne Lessard

There are no words to express how sorry I am to hear of your loss Laurie. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during thos difficult time.

Our deepest condolences to you & your family. Brian will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Dear Laurie, My sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead.

My condolences to Laurie and the Hackett family. I worked with Brian for several years at Inergy and can remember the many times that Brian made me laugh. He will be missed by many.

All of Brian's Family: You are in our hearts and our prayers for the coming weeks. Take care of one another.

Laurie and family; Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Memories, family and friends will give you comfort and support. Brian's infectious laugh and smile remain in our thoughts. His brave battle with this dreadful disease has now given him Peace. Our Prayers are with you.

Dear Hackett family we cant find words to express our feelings of sympathy to all of you at this time.We watched the kids across the road grow up and enjoyed many fun times with our family.we are sorry we are unable to make the trip down to the service ,but our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.all ourlove.

Deepest sympathy to Laurie,Amanda,Sarah and the Hackett family. Cherish the memories!Judy and John Hickey

Laurie and family...we are thinking of you. Manley & Martha Lee Jackson

Dear Laurie and Family; So sorry for your great loss and know Brian will be missed by all who knew him. We send our sympathy and will keep you in our prayers as you face the days to come. Bob & June Gilchrist

My condolences to the family. I worked with Brian at Solvay/Inergy. Brian was a great person to work with had an infectious smile. He will be missed.

Our deepest sympathies to the Hackett family! You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Laurie and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. On behalf of all the Nesbitt Girls and especially Annabelle we send our heartfelt sympathy. Hugs and much love to you and the girls.

I met when he started working at inergy automotive in blenhiem . I will remember brian as soft spoken gentle man with an old soul. He had a farmers wit anx way about him . His jokes where dry but his smile infectious . My condolences to brian's family and loved ones he will be missed

Laurie and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember Brian's easy going way, his farm loving personality and general goodness along with his beautiful smile always.

So very sorry Laurie and family for your loss. May you find peace in the days ahead. Penny and Bev

Our deepest condolences Laurie, Sarah,& Rob, & Amanda , our hearts go out to you , we wish you some sort of comfort in knowing Brian is at peace now & no longer in any pain, .

My dear friend Laurie, may the memories you created with the love of you life see you through in the coming days. Deepest Condolences to you & the girls.

So very sorry for your loss. we will keep you in our prayers.

Rest in peace Brian, Laurie and family so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Edward McMillan + Family

Laurie and family, and all the Hackett family - so very sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. Thinking of everyone at this very sad time and send my sincere sympathy.

Laurie, from the moment I met you I could tell how in love you were with your husband I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Brian was an absolutely incredible human He is singing in heaven now and one day you will be with him again and what a joyous day that will be. There is no words that could make the pain go away but know your daughters and your friends are thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers ❤️ God Bless you and your family at this tragic time Love Margaret and Isaac Thiessen

Laurie and Family, We know nothing we can say will ease the pain of your loss right now! But know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laurie and family. Sorry to hear the passing of your dear husband and father. May the memories continue to live on in your hearts

Prayers and condolences be with you. I worked with Brian at Solvay/Inergy. I remeber him as a kind, soft spoken and a great workmate.

Laurie, Amanda and Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and and prayers.

my condoloences to you and the families.

So sorry for your loss...

Laurie, Amanda & Sarah Please accept our sincere condolence in the loss of your loving husband and father. Brian was a treasured friend to both of us. Our thoughts are with all of you. Paul & Lynne

Laurie. And family. Soo sorry to. Hear this news. We are. Thinking of you all. At this. Heartbreaking time.

Laurie and family, Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Don and Carol Boylan

So so sorry for your loss Laurie. My prayers are with you and your family at this time, may he rest in peace.

Laurie just wanted to let you know we are sending our sympathy to you and your family and thinking of you.

Laurie and family - so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the coming days. Ton and Brenda

Sarah and your family.. Thoughts and prayers on hearing of the passing of your father... Mary McLaughlin and family

Dear Sarah and family my thoughts and prayers go out to your family know one thing he will suffer no more Sarah