KEATING, Harold Joseph
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1919 - 2013
After a well lived life of 94 years, surrounded by his beloved wife, Dorothy Girouard, of 66 years and his loving family, he passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his 7 seven children, Brian (Beth), Cathy (Chris), Maureen, Beth, John (Susan), Judy (Murray) and Michael (Kelly), as well as 20 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. He is the brother of the late Margaret Keating Glithero and he will be greatly missed by his brother, Gerald Keating. He is the beloved brother in-law to all the Girouard clan. Harold is a World War II veteran who joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in 1942. He taught signals in England until 1944. On D-Day he landed on the beaches of Normandy with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders as an infantry signalman. He was injured in the attack on Caen and later returned to battle in Belgium and Holland. He worked for Canada Steamship Lines for 48 years. Sincere thanks to the Veterans Affairs Liaison Centre in St.-Anne-de-Bellevue, CLSC, NOVA, and the West Island Palliative Care Residence. A memorial service will be held at St. Edmund of Canterbury Parish, 105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, on Friday, February 8th at 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice.
Published in The Gazette on Feb. 6, 2013