Paul Haefling

Paul Leonard Haefling

Friday, April 11th, 1941 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Haefling, Paul M.A. (English), LL.B –
Passed away surrounded by his loving wife Catherine of 54 years and family members at the Wellington Terrace Nursing Home in Fergus on Monday, January 13, 2020. Paul Haefling, in his 79th year, was the husband of Catherine (Lipton) Haefling. Predeceased by his parents Jerome and Irene (Sullivan) Haefling and by his sister Elaine and her husband Wally Englert. He was the dear uncle of Lori Englert, Kim Englert, and the late Jeffrey Englert. Survived by his aunt Margaret Sullivan (late Jack). Fondly remembered by his cousins, Jo Anne McArthur, Anne, Tim, Mary-Ellen (Jim), Bill, Pat (Lynda), and Irene (John) and by his brother-in-law, Greg Lipton (Janet).

After Paul completed his Masters in English at the University of Toronto, he decided to make a major career change to study law at the University of Windsor. He specialized in labour law and practised for several years before becoming an Ontario mediator/arbitrator. He retired in 2008.

Private cremation has taken place. Due to the current health crisis, a memorial service will be held at a ,later date at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel with a reception to follow in the funeral home Fellowship Lounge. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the funeral Home, 519 – 822-4731 or online at
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  • Memorial Service at 11 a.m.

    Friday, May 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Dubin Chapel
    252 Dublin St. N.
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 4P3
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    A memorial service will be held at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11 a.m.


Donations are being accepted for: Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.


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Bruce Shilton

Posted at 09:51am
I was greatly saddened to hear the news about Paul....
I had many enlightened conversations with him and highly respected his intellect and passion for the plight of the Lyme community
It is such a sad state of is so perplexing that the powers at hand have been so dismissive for so long despite the efforts of many, Paul included.
My sincere condolences
Bruce Shilton

John Stout

Posted at 03:45pm
I appeared before Paul on many occasions when I was a young lawyer. He was a terrific arbitrator who was fair and just. Through his decisions, he contributed a wealth of wisdom to the labour relations community. My deepest sympathy to Paul’s family, he was a wonderful man and he will be missed by all those who knew him.

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