Friday, February 24, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Harold R. Knowles

KNOWLES, Harold R. C.W.O. (Ret'd) C.D. March 29, 1927 Died Victoria, February 18, 2017 Born to Reginald and Jessie, raised in Bathurst New Brunswick with 4 brothers, Donald, Clifford, Blair (predeceased), Kenneth, and sister Barbara Ann (Bathurst, N.B.). Married 48 years to Hannah Ann nee Kurbis (d.2003). Father of Lorna (Bill Finley), James (d.1985), Karen, Donald (d.2016) (Michelle) and Jessica (Tom Gregory). Proud and generous grandfather to Zoe, Maya, Lee, Ceileigh, Brandon, Shaylyn, Connor, Brady and Chloe. Enlisted R.C. Artillery Petawawa, April 1945. Re-enlisted R.C. Signal Corps 1949-1979. WWII & Korean War Vet. NATO Peacekeeper in Germany 1957-1959, 1970-1973. Family received Christmas cards from the North Pole (Alert) in 1964. Retired to Victoria from Ottawa in 1989 to resume vegetable gardening, canning and mind sharpening pass times. Thank you to PRT, Beacon, Home Support and medical team for supporting the home death he desired. Harold, stalwart, considerate and ironic to the end, lies now in peace. In lieu of flowers, donation to charity of choice appreciated.
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