Jul 3, 1934 – May 6, 2018
It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of Harold. Lovingly missed by Lynn, his partner and best friend of 38 years; his children Lana (Peter), Patty, Jennifer (Jim), Stacey (Kevin) and Ross (Billie); grandchildren Alex, Trevor, Ryan, Keegan, Elizabeth, Jake and Emma; sister Iona and brother John (Margie); predeceased by sister Mimi.
Harold was born on Salt Spring Island and spent his first 6 years on Galiano Island. The family moved to North Pacific Cannery on the Skeena River, eventually settling in Prince Rupert. Harold was a well -respected commercial fishermen for nearly 60 years fishing halibut, herring and salmon. His first job as a skipper was at the age of 12, running a gut scow between canneries along the Skeena. He worked on packers and tugboats, and then spent a year working as a deckhand on a seiner before realizing the only place to be was in the wheelhouse.
He was one of the first fishermen to participate in the roe on kelp and roe herring fisheries on the West Coast. Of his fleet of fishing vessels, the “Snow Queen” was his favourite and the last boat he fished from before retiring.
In his retirement years, Harold looked forward to Thursday lunch at either the Ladner Legion or with the Retired Skippers group. He was also a member of Beach Grove Golf Club and the Tsawwassen Men’s Club.
Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Delta Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital HAU Ward. Join us for a Celebration of Life at Beach Grove Golf Club, 5976 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, on Saturday, June 16, 2018 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.