Harold George Woodward
March 22, 1923 – May 21, 2014
Harold passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 91. Lal, as his friends and family called him, was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Margaret in 2000 as well as his brothers John (Silva) and Roy. He will be lovingly remembered by his son David, and his daughter-in-law Kathleen of Regina, his granddaughters, Melanie of Toronto and Paula (Jeremy) of Kelowna, and his great- granddaughter, Xiola of Kelowna. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Cyril (Moira) of Cyprus, his sister-in-law Jean of Wales as well as nieces and nephews. As a young man, Harold served in the RAF. He was shot down over France, reported as Missing in Action to his family, and survived in the French underground for three months. After the war, he worked as a clerk in a colliery in Tredegar, Wales. Harold immigrated to Canada in 1955. Margaret and David followed in 1956. He worked for the Saskatchewan Power Corporation in Saskatoon until 1958 when he accepted a transfer to Regina. Harold retired from SPC in 1983. He and Margaret joined Regina Little Theatre in 1958 and were active members for the rest of their lives. Harold loved going to the theatre workshop on Tuesdays and Fridays and working along side the "gentlemen of the shop." He was inducted into the Margaret Woodward Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003. Harold loved golfing and played whenever he could. He achieved a hole-in-one in 1971. A Celebration of Harold's Life will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 1861 McIntyre St. at 10:00 a.m. Friends so wishing may make a donation in Harold's memory to Regina Little Theatre, 1077 Angus Street, Regina S4T 1Y4, or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 917 Albert Street, Regina S4R 2P6. Regina Funeral Home entrusted with Arrangements.
Published in Regina Leader-Post on May 26, 2014.