Wayne Maschke, 58, of Douglas is being remembered as a kind-hearted man who loved fishing, hunting and helping out his neighbours.
He would have turned 59 on Friday.
Maschke died Tuesday when a regulator being moved into place at the Hinchinbrooke Distribution Station fell on him.
About 12:05 p.m. the Sharbot Lake OPP were called to an address on White Lake Road in Central Frontenac Township regarding the accident.
The Hydro One employee was working with a crew replacing a regulator.
The crew administered CPR, and emergency personnel were contacted.
Paramedics and firefighters attended the scene with police, but Maschke was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour was contacted and attended to continue the investigation with the Coroner’s Office.
Maschke is survived by several family members, including wife Betty, adult-age children Shawn, Jennifer Okum and Amanda Maika, their respective spouses Tanya, Trevor and Ian, and seven grandchildren.
Mary Limlaw, who’s been a neighbour of the Maschke family for 48 years, called him a great person and a great neighbour who was always helping out someone.
“If there was a light switch or something to be fixed, he’d be there,” she said.
Donna Brisbin recalls him installing her hydro meter when she moved into the same Douglas neighbourhood 19 years ago.
Daughter Amanda says her dad, who was trained as an electrician, worked for more than 30 years for Hydro One.
She says he could be found most weekends helping out neighbours with electrical issues.
“He liked helping people,” said Amanda.
The quiet and easy-going Douglas resident also loved fishing and hunting moose, deer and especially coyotes.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.