of Ladysmith, B.C., passed away quietly on October 28, 2003 in his 92nd year at the Ladysmtih General Hospital.
Born in Royalview, Alberta on May 8, 1911 to George and Elizabeth Jordan, who had emigrated from England. Harold was only one of his 5 siblings to be born in Canada. As a young man he moved to Trail, B.C. where he met his wife, Mary, and was employed by Cominco. While in Trail, Harold played hockey with the Trail Smoke Eaters. He enjoyed curling and excelled at this sport, as skip of two excellent teams, he represented British Columbia in the McDonalds Brier twice. In 1953, Harold transferred to Kimberley, to initiate the startup of the fertilizer plant there. Harold loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing in the St. Mary’s River and together with Mary they had many happy years in Kimberley. He retired after 40 years with Cominco and in 1971 they moved to Nanaimo and finally to Ladysmith to be closer to his children. After retirement, Harold enjoyed his favourite sport for many summers, fishing with his son, son-in-law and grandson, at the Nicola River near Merritt.
Harold was predeceased by his wife Mary in 1993 and later by his only son, Hal (Mugs) in 2000. Harold will be deeply missed by his daughter, Judy (Andrew) of Ladysmith and three grandchildren, Deborah (Ross) Victoria, Jordan (Samantha), Toronto and Douglas (Jean), Calgary.
Also surviving Harold are daughters-in-law Ethel, Bunny and Normal, sisters-in-law Lea, Margaret, Kay and Evelyn, and many nieces and nephews. Harold enjoyed excellent health all of his life but succumbed to strokes in his last few months. Harold also had a faithful companion in his final years, his shepherd dog, King, who has now been placed in a wonderful home.
The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of the Ladysmith Hospital and in particular, Dr. Lisinksi for the excellent care, beyond the call of duty.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003, at Telford’s Funeral Home, 112 French Street, Ladysmith, B.C. with a reception to follow.
“I’ll be loving you – always”
Arrangements confidently assigned to Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial Services.