Henry T. “Hank” Gignac

10/07/1958   —   04/17/2020

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  • Jeff & Sheri Mellema

    Sue and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, Hank was a Wonderful man and will be truly missed by many,

  • Jane Mellema

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I realize you are all missing Hank so much! The situation surrounding his illness that led to his death is beyond what anyone should endure. My heart goes out to Sue and family. Hank is at peace. Knowing that he was loved by family and friends. Hank will remain in your hearts and the many memories of those “special moments” that you shared. Praying for peace and comfort as you continue on with your lives.

  • Chris Zuby

    Rest in Peace Mr. Gignac. Thank you for everything you did for those you loved. You will be greatly missed. I am a better man for having known you. Thank you.

  • Roger & Laurie Pell

    Are thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The world has lost a great person. I am a better person because of knowing him. Working for Him felt like family .

  • Carolyn Brown

    Our heart and prayers are with you. This evil killer has left a hole in our lives. Hank’s beautiful legacy lives on in all of you.

  • Mel & Tracy Volz

    May God’s Grace and Peace be with you all.in this time of sorrow.

  • Dan Keenoy

    RIP Cousin. Way too soon…

  • Tim and Kim Mudrak

    Love and prayers go out to all of you. He was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

  • Michael Keenoy

    Always a hero to me. Love Mike, April and Micah (Mm&A)

  • Love, Bobbie

    Hank, let me start by saying you’re an amazing, generous man. I once heard someone say that any great and loving man can be a father even if they are not related by blood. You are that man. You became a second father to me. I learned more about family and responsibility from you than anyone else in my life. I never felt like the nanny. You always made me feel like family; like the oldest of three outstanding kids! I know you’re with God but my heart is still breaking not to have you here. Thank you for all you have ever done for me! Rest In Peace, Hank.

  • Nancy Parzych

    May you feel the loving arms of God around you. Our hearts ache for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron and Nancy Parzych.

  • Janet and Dave Sorbo

    Sending love to the Gignac family during this difficult time .

  • Fritz P Owen

    Prayers to the Gignac family for your terrible loss. Hank was always gracious & friendly to all those he met. He was wonderful with all the boys on his baseball teams motivating them & lifting them up with positive support. Hank will be missed but left an incredible impact on all those that got to spend time around him.

    Blessings to each of you and God’s peace

  • Dan Shaheen

    Rita and I as well as our entire family are so saddened by Hank no longer being with us. Hank, and family, have always been so positive, caring and always have smiles on their faces. This picture of Hank is the way I always saw him. We will keep our thoughts and prayers for Sue and her family as they try to understand this tragedy.

  • April St. John-Keenoy

    It is an absolute privilege for me to witness how the dear family of Hank (my husband’s favorite first cousin) is handling an absolutely unbelievable turn of events that no one could see coming. Only the good die young is a saying that would certainly apply here as all could see what a good man walked this earth, this life, as Hank T. Gignac. What can I say to console you, dear family? I send my thoughts and prayers and hugs, and want you to know that Hank’s legacy is clearly visible in you. You all are your own testimony to the beautiful family that has grown up grafted to and hewn from the gentle giant of your Dad, Husband, GrandDad … May God grant you Peace and Healing at this time.

  • Keith Brown

    Hank You will be missed, but never forgotten! I thank you for your kindness, guidance, strong and fair demeanor, knowledge, insight, love of sports (Go Green!) and family. I will miss Our conversations about Boyne and sports and our family’s . You brought out the best in me. To know Hank was to know strength ,courage, drive, happiness, knowledge and Love. Thank you Boss, friend, coworker, teammate for being you. You will be missed but Never Forgotten!

  • Sheila Schlosser

    Sue and family, My heart breaks for you in this time of severe sadness. You are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. Hugs to all of you.

  • Steve Phillips

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Steve and Lisa Phillips

  • Maggie Freed


    I’m so very sorry for your loss! I have such fond memories of Monday night softball with all the guys! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kathy and Neal Kinsey

    Sending blessings for your entire family. May God give you all a full measure of comfort.

  • Brian Lichterman

    Many prayers and condolences to your family.

    (Cascade Springs neighborhood)

  • Kari and Neal Childs

    He will be dearly missed and always loved. Strength to your family. Hugs to all. ❤

  • Vickie

    MY prayers are with you all , so very sorry and may you draw strength from God during this time.

  • Laura Beckett

    It has been since high school since I have seen Hank and I still remember him as the nicest man I have ever known. I hope and pray that his presence is with you for all the rest of your days and wish you peace and love.

  • Mark Strus

    Hank, I did not know you, and I barely know your son, but I do know that Marcus seems to be a classy guy (at least that what Emily says), and know from what I read, he adored you and has provided testimonials that you were a dedicated and thoughtful father and husband. It’s much to early to say goodbye, but know that the impact you have made on the world shines through Marcus and your other children. Godspeed.

    To Marcus, and the rest of the family. I cannot even imagine how sudden, confusing, and challenging this is for you. I am sorry. I wish you were not having to deal with this, in this way. As you deal with your grief, take moments to remember what your dad has done and how it has shaped you. Take those values and apply them to your life when you can, and your dad’s legacy will live on.

  • Gail Evans

    Gignac Family… our hearts are broken for you. We have wonderful memories of hours spent on the bleachers watching our girls play basketball. We are praying for you that God wraps you up in HIS love and you will find peace.
    John and Gail Evans

  • Megan Keller

    Lauren and family, may God wrap you all in his arms during this time of saddness and bless you all with strength and peace. Sending my love and prayers through this extremely difficult time. God bless!

  • Bob Wells

    Praying for you all. Hank will be missed terribly by your West Michigan Whitecaps family.

  • Brad curry

    We are Very sorry for your loss. Hank will be missed by all of us in the wood industry.
    I will remember his Smile!!
    Peace be with you all.

  • Matt & Shari Berger

    Sue, John and the Gignac Family,
    Shari and I were so sorry to hear about Hank’s passing. May God comfort and uplift your family during this difficult time. We have so many fond memories of chasing the kids to every baseball field in southern Michigan. It was certainly a highlight of all our lives. Hank was an wonderful father, coach and mentor. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

  • Ron Miller

    Sue, I am at a loss for words. Hank’s family is truly one of the great ones. Honored to have spent so much time with you all as our boys grew up playing baseball together. Coaching many years with Hank has left me with a lot fond memories. A true shining star. Thank you for the Facebook updates, Marcus. You are a brave young man.

  • Autumn Russell-Huber

    All of us at Mackenzie’s love you very much and send our deepest condolences. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Katie Sharpe

    Dear Sue,

    I am deeply saddened to hear about your husband, Hank, losing his fight against this terrible scourge. You have my sincere sympathy, and know that your strong faith in God, will be of great solace to you and your family. Hugs!


  • Jorel Davis

    I am not good with words in these types of situations. No words can help. You have a beautiful spirit and you have a lifetime of memories to cherish. Hank will always be with you. Sending you so much love.

  • Jan Reed-Smith

    Sue, words fail me. Your Mackenzies family is holding you tight in our hearts and reaching out to you during this time of heartbreak.

  • Mary Ann Coroneos

    Dear Suzanne, I was so shocked and deeply saddened to read this terrible news. It has been many years since you taught my daughter but your kindness I have never forgotten.
    I am so very sorry for you and your children and may God hold you all in the palm of his hand and bless you.
    With great sympathy, Mary Ann Coroneos

  • Chip Allen

    Prayers for Hank and all of his family and friends. He is a great man and was a positive influence in the world.

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