Otto Haranyi

A Celebration of Life for Otto Haranyi
will take place Thursday June 9, 2022
from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
 in the Woollen Mill Building Terrace 
at the Benmiller Inn
81175 Benmiller Line, Goderich, Ontario.
If rain day, it will take place indoors.


 Otto Andras Haranyi passed away peacefully at home on Saturday April 9, 2022 surrounded by his family, in his 74th year.

Best friend and loving husband to Kate Haranyi. Loving Dad to Kris Haranyi, Trevor (Lisa) Haranyi, his Sweetie Lisa (Mark) McConnell, and Chris (Carissa) Herlufsen. Beloved Pampa to Alexis McConnell, Curtis McConnell, Jessica Holyome-Herlufsen, Miss Lily Herlufsen, and his great granddaughter Ava.
Predeceased by his parents Otto Sr. and Ilona Haranyi, his in-laws Doris and Grant Ellison, and his brothers-in-law, Simon Langlois, Brian MacMillan, and Steve Marriott. 
Missed and loved by his sisters-in-law Vickie Langlois, Darlene Chessell, Debbie (Sterk) Gerdan, and Tammy Marriott, along with all of his nieces and nephews and greats.                                                                            
Otto will be missed dearly by his friends whom he has built such wonderful relations with through the years. Otto's passion for music led him down a long wonderful path of playing with some amazing musicians.
Otto was the most gentle, kind, and caring man, who all the ladies called very charming.
Spending time with his grandkids was the highlight of his days. They always put a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eye.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Parkinson Canada would be greatly appreciated and may be made directly, or by cheque made out to Parkinson Canada through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe St., Tillsonburg, Ontario  N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575) who have been entrusted with final arrangements.
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  • To the Family of Otto…I’m very sorry as I have many memory’s of St. Bernadette school and Otto…God Bless…The Ferguson Family…

    Gary Ferguson
  • To the Harahyi family,

    Sending you my deepest condolences and heartfelt wishes and strength during this time of sadness.
    So sorry for your loss.

  • Kate, Otto was such a wonderful man, filled with life. Just thinking about some of his shenanigans and his joie de vie makes me smile. He was so kind. Sending my heart-filled condolences, hugs and prayers to you and your family. Love you. Shannon

    Shannon Quaiser
  • Sorry for your loss Kate.
    Otto was a great guy.

    Brian Herbst & Cathy Ross
  • Kate:

    I write in words what I would never have the strength to express in spoken words. Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your husband and best friend.

    Many people will say that the complications of diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Lewy Body disease took Otto Andras Haranyi from us. I choose to believe that although these three are what took so much from Otto with the medical challenges and physical limitations intent on contorting the individual – ultimately, I grant the diseases no measurable foot hold because nothing changed the true being that was the man.
    It was my privilege to glimpse a few moments in his final days, and Otto was very much guiding the ship that was his life. Albeit headlong into the storm, the same gracious, kind, and gentle man with the mischievous grin I met so many years ago was very much at the wheel.
    In Otto’s room this past February, I found the man I had come to know with his quiet and steady demeanor that exuded a clear understanding of what was in that moment and a confidence in what would remain unspoken. As always, by his very presence Otto brought calm while his smile encouraged strength of spirit in those around him.

    I am sincere Kate, when I say that your husband was a remarkable man. He was hard working, honest, handsome, and a very gracious gentleman. Otto was a talented musician, a family man, such a lovely person, and a cherished human being. Through these many years together, I am sure that you have saved up a treasure trove of happy memories, exciting times, and private moments. It is such a gift when someone we love has left us with such positive memories.

    As for me, I will remember Otto Haranyi for his genuine personality, for that smile that lit up his whole face, and for his gregarious and unending ability to embrace this thing we call life. I will always remain grateful for the honour of being able to assist in a professional capacity at the time of his death.
    Death comes to us all in our own time. I prayed for his soul when he died; I believe with all of my heart that Otto left this world instantaneously for a home far better than any this world can provide and for a life everlasting. With Otto’s example, and the example of others we know and have known, love, and respect, may each of us live out our existence in a manner that one day leads us to find our own way home.

    All my love,

    Barbara Wareing
  • I am so sorry for your loss, I remember Otto from 56 years ago in school he was a couple of years older than me and he always treated me well.

    Larry Keyko
  • So sorry for the loss of a loving man

    Bev Lithgow
  • Godspeed my handsome gypsy …on to the next adventure….Love you Bachi…⚘

    Sally Hartman
  • Kate: I am so sorry to hear of your loss and I so feel your loss. My husband’s ramp came to your husband.

    Michelle Gaynor

    Michelle Gaynor

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