April 10, 1939 – March 31, 2020
Dad passed away after a battle with COPD and severe arthritis.
He was born and raised in Vancouver, the oldest of six children. Predeceased by sisters Joan, Ellen & Colleen, son Harold & daughter Erin. He is survived by son Paul (Monika) plus many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
At the age of six, he decided he wanted to be a fighter pilot and never wavered from that dream. So, at the age of 14, he joined the Air Cadets; at 16 he joined the RCAF Reserve and became an Instrument Technician; at 17 he got his wings through the Cadet program; at 18, upon graduating from grade 12, he joined the regular RCAF and at the age of 20, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a jet fighter pilot and was posted to Europe.
He served in the military for over 25 years in many capacities such as Search & Rescue, Flying Instructor, Maritime Patrol & Light Transport. Dad played most sports, but his passion was golf which he played until the arthritis finally forced him to give it up. He was also very involved with competitive bridge until the death of his daughter who was very instrumental in him achieving “Life Master” status with the ACBL and as a result never played bridge again.
No service by request.Obituary
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