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GREENAN, Harold V.
January 1, 1945 - January 12, 2013
It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. Harry passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2013, with family by his side. Harry began his life on January 1, 1945 in Spring Valley, Prince Edward Island, but lived his childhood at his family homestead in Newton, P.E.I. Harry eventually had to leave PEI as he always said "he couldn't travel far enough to date someone he wasn't related to". Harry eventually settled in Toronto where he started his career at Union Electric in the late sixties and where soon thereafter he met his future bride Darlene. After two children, an opportunity in the lighting industry attracted him back to the Maritimes for a brief period, where he began his career with a company called Halo Lighting, now known as Cooper Lighting. Harry eventually transferred west to Alberta, with Halo, added another daughter to the family and advanced to positions of Alberta Manager and Western Regional Sales Manager. In the mid 1990's Harry opened his own sales representative agency, Prolux Lighting, in Calgary, continuing to represent Cooper Lighting. Prolux Lighting is recognized as a premium lighting representative company in the industry today and highly respected in the lighting market. Harry's motto of "being kind and respectful of all people and success will follow" has been validated. His influence on people he encountered in life went far beyond his work environment. Harry was a charismatic and witty man, who brought laugher wherever he went. He had a wonderful knack for entertaining, was a storyteller extraordinaire and taught everyone that it is ok to laugh at yourself, and even better to have others laugh with you. Harry was always first to lend that helping hand, and will be remembered forever for his kind heart. Harry was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in October 2009 and underwent a stem cell transplant in June 2011. Harry amazed everyone with his determination and courage throughout his illness; he never complained and remained positive to the end. Harry was predeceased by his father Vernon in 1967 and mother Mildred (Caseley) in 2004. Harry leaves behind his dearly beloved wife Darlene (O'Hara); his children Patrick (Heather), Rebecca (Gus Apostolidis), and Sarah (betrothed David Street); his grandchildren John, Erin, Constantine, Kathleen and Penelope; his brothers Wayne, Ronnie (Claire), and Ken (Brenda); his sisters Donna (Frank Shreenan), Pearl (Derrill Murphy), Beverley (Errol Howard), Janice (John Tiberio), Mary (Dene Gardner) and Kathy (Randy Desabrais); and his many cousins, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. The family would like to thank Dr. Chaudry, Dr. Savoie and the wonderful team on Unit 57 at Foothills Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests memorial donations to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2 or at www.albertacancer.ca/ memorial in Harold's name. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue S.W. and Lower Springbank Road) on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Additional Services will be held in Kinkora, Prince Edward Island the following week and will be announced in the Charlottetown Guardian. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.ca. Arrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME and RECEPTION CENTRE, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary, AB (17 Avenue S.W. and Lower Springbank Road).


Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2013
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