Obituaries

Maurice (Mo) Goll passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 5, 2022.  He was in his 62nd year. 

In many ways, Mo was bigger than life.  He was not afraid to take chances or risks, always willing to try new things and had a very broad range of skills and knowledge that he applied in all that he did.  Mo had a very huge heart and was always around to help and to support others, welcoming everyone he met inclusive of trying to learn their language. 

Born on September 9, 1959 in Hanover, Ontario.  Mo attended both Holy Family Elementary School and Hanover District High School with his beloved wife—Jean Ann (nee Helwig) being in the same class from grade one up through to the high school years.  His love for Jean Ann grew over the 40 years of marriage including many adventures related to his career growth, travels and many events with family and friends.  His versatility in learning and achieving various careers started at a very young age (young teens) from sewing mink coats, newspaper routes, to being Produce Manager at A & P.  His post- secondary education led him down the career path in the construction industry as a Draftsman for Designer’s World (own business) and later owning his own lumber- yard (Kodiak Home Centre).  Mo’s versatility on his career path continued over the past 25 years as he attained his Industrial Lubrication Engineer education with Conoco Phillips and Case & Drum Inc.  There appeared to be nothing that Mo could not do when he set his mind to it.  For those who knew Mo, he had no fear and lived life to the fullest. 

When in Hanover, Mo was very community focused and involved with various Boards of Directors including the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, the Hanover and District Hospital Board, the Walkerton Association for Community Living and the Ontario Association for Community Living.  He volunteered his time as a coach for local hockey teams, baseball teams and an instructor for the Hanover Tennis Club.  Just this year he was also recognized by the Hanover Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 130, receiving his 30 year pin. 

Survived by his devoted wife of 40 years—Jean Ann (nee Helwig) of London, Ontario.  Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Betty Goll and his in-laws Stuart and Ann Helwig.  Also, predeceased by a sister-in-law Christine Goll and an infant brother Dennis Goll. 

Survived by a sister (Sharlene & Fred Muller), a brother—David Goll and Pauline Niziolek, in-laws including Rick and Wendy Helwig, Cathy Helwig, Mike and Sue Helwig, Mary and Dave Hopkins.  Also survived by nephews—Brandon Hopkins, Brian Goll, Terry Goll, Peter Baker, Dan Muller and nieces Jessica Helwig and Margaret Hopkins. 

Visitation will be held at Holy Family Church, Hanover, on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, from 10-11 am, where a Funeral Mass will follow at 11 am.  Father Michael Anderson officiating. Interment in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Carlsruhe. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the London Health Science Centre Foundation, VON Palliative Care Initiatives—Middlesex Elgin, St. Elizabeth Foundation—End of Life Care or London Humane Society.

 

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