Born October 17th, 1947...safely Home with Jesus on February 20th, 2013, after 33 faithful years of marriage, victoriously facing cancer twice, raising 5 children, and persevering through 3 years of leukemia.
Right through the final hours before going Home, he continued loving, caring for and serving: his wife Mary, sons Matthew, Nathan, Timothy (Galina), and daughters Amy Jo, and Marita along with many others, most specially his brother Clifford (Teri) Smith, their children Thomas, Danny and Sarah, and the underprivileged children he serves in Mexico. Many knew him as professor or colleague during his 29 years teaching at Algonquin College. Almost everyone knew him as a teacher of God's word whether at home, college, in children's programs, with his church family or wherever God allowed him to be each day. He was a father to many more than his birth children...a mentor, instructor, traveler, canoeist, hiker...lover of God's creation, lover of people and most of all a lover of God his Father. Harold will be lovingly remembered and missed dearly by the countless people Jesus touched through Him both in Ottawa where he lived and in many other places and even nations. His greatest desire was to see God his Perfect Father glorified through his every word and action, to communicate God's grace and forgiveness of sins and desire that all would 'Taste and see that the Lord IS good!' and 'Trust in Him'.
Visitation at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Friday, February 22 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral Service at Rideauview Bible Chapel on Saturday February 23 at 1 p.m.
Reception following immediately at
Interment is planned at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: http://www.gideons.ca/Home.aspx
getinvolved.html. A Message from Harold: http://rideauview.org/listen-to-