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BAIN, HAROLD (Long-time message board moderator and Fellow of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) Passed away after a brief illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Judie and cherished father to Michelle (Mark), Kelly (Bill), Sherrilyn (Jim), Lori (David), Amberlea (Matthew) and Colleen (Tyson). Harold will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jordan, Peter, Abigail, Samuel, Madison and Olivia, as well as his great-grandson, Gavin and his four-legged companions, Molly and Chelsea. Harold will be fondly remembered for his love of nature, clocks, music, poker and his enthusiasm for the Toronto Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. A celebration of Harold's life will be held at Mount Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery at 21 Garrard Road in Whitby (north of Dundas, 905-443-3376) on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 2-5 p.m. Plaid shirts are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Durham Humane Society in Harold's name.

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Published in Toronto Star on Apr. 26, 2018.
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July 14, 2018
Whenever Harold replied to any of my questions on the clock forum, I knew his comments would be on target & constructive. Such a knowledgable & personable man...
Ron Tedeschi
July 3, 2018
I always enjoyed his professional advice in the clock forum. He was a gift to many.
Barry Heismann
May 17, 2018
I was shocked to hear about Harold's passing at our last NAWCC Chapter 33 Meeting. In the 5 years that I have know Harold, he and I developed a friendship for which I am eternally grateful. Harold was as genuine a person as one could ever hope to meet, and he was also a very common sense, patient teacher when it came to clock repair. I know that he helped me out on several stubborn repairs that, even after over 20 years in the hobby, had me stumped, or in lack of some hard to find part. But, most of all, I will miss him as a very fine human being. My sincere best wishes go out to his family. Steve Johnston (aka Hookster on the NAWCC Bulletin Board).
Steve Johnston
May 9, 2018
I too knew Mr Bain from the the NAWCC clock-repair forum, and some of our exchanges were rather lively. But his craftsmanship and innate kindness were always apparent, even as his health began to decline some months back.
Mark Kinsler
May 8, 2018
Harold Bain was such a familiar name for me on the Clock Forum. A greath loss. My sincere condolencies!
Peter Hageman
April 28, 2018
I would like to extend my condolences to Mr. Bain's loved ones and friends. Unfortunately I wasn't personally acquainted with him but the knowledge I gained from his posts on the NAWCC Message Board is irreplaceable. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that the knowledge he has given to others will continue to be used for years to come. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Gary Martin
April 27, 2018
I am saddened to hear this news of my friend Harold. I also repair clocks and watches and worked on some of his Atmos and electric clocks. We enjoyed each others company.
Jeffrey Golde, Courtice
Jeffrey Golde
April 27, 2018
To have Harold as a mentor from afar was a very great honour! I hope I see him face to face in that land where time is a stranger!
Chaz James
April 27, 2018
I was really saddened to read about Harold's death. I visited him a couple of times, and he patiently taught me a few "tricks of the trade". Also, as mentioned by others, he was a fantastic source of knowledge and help on the NAWCC site. I express my condolences to his family and his dogs who will all surely miss his presence.
Malcolm Stewart
April 27, 2018
Very sorry for your loss. I remember when Harold and his wife cam e to visit with me in Ottawa. My wife and i really enjoyed the visit. Harold was a very kind man and he shared his love of clocks and his knowledge too. I will really miss his posts on the nawcc message board. RIP Harold, i am sure in heaven your love for horology will continue.
kevin west
April 27, 2018
My deepest condolences to all Harold's family and friends. I considered him to be a friend and mentor even though we never meet in person. Such was the good grace of the man that he could make you feel welcome from the other side of the world. He is also greatly missed.
Peter Lee
April 27, 2018
Im deeply shocked to hear of Harolds passing,allthough I never had a chance to meet him in person; but he was a so familiar character on the Message Board that I realy felt I hd known him for years.My sincere condolences to his family!
Burkhard Rasch
April 27, 2018
I never had the opportunity to meet Harold in person, but I've worked with him for several years as a volunteer administrator on the NAWCC message board. His humanity, generosity, expertise, and good judgement will be greatly missed.
Bill Stuntz
April 27, 2018
My deepest condolences to Harold's family. I only knew him through the NAWCC's Message Board where he contributed some of his time as a Moderator/Administrator/Mentor to our Community of Clock and Watch enthusiasts, hobbyists, collectors and career Horologists. He was on equal footing with the brand new "Newbie" or someone who has been working in Horology for a Lifetime. It was clear that Harold's expertise far exceeded Horology. He had so much to contribute to the message board. He was a kind, courteous and effective moderator. He was someone I sought advice and guidance from and who's moderation was fair and even-handed. I was aware of his failing health and the toll it was taking on him. I had noticed his recent absence and hoped he was recovering. I was greatly saddened to learn of his passing. The Message Board will not be the same without him and although se have many, many of his written contributions in our archives he will be missed and remembered. He will continue to guide and help Newbies and Veterans alike for as long as our Message Board still exists. May he rest in peace and may his family take solace in knowing that his was a life very well lived. Regards
Bruce Alexander
April 27, 2018
I'm very sorry to hear of Harold's passing. He was a long time member of the NAWCC message board, and as a key administrator of it was known by clock and watch collectors world wide. His knowledge will be greatly missed by the members ... but not so much as his friendship. My condolences to all of his family members.
Dale (shutterbug) Foust
April 27, 2018
Jeffrey Golde
April 26, 2018
I would just like to say how sorry i am to Judie and for the girls on the loss a truly amazing husband , father,grandfather and great grandfather. Harold has left all of us with memories that we can hold onto forever may he rest in peace
Sherrine Morrow (Bedford)
April 26, 2018
My father was an only child but had a wonderful group of "brothers" and we would love to see you all Sunday. We grieve with you for we know he was truly happy when he was with you riding the quads, fishing or just having a beer with his friends. He taught us how to love the world outside our door. He taught us how to love animals, music and a good book, sleeping under the stars, a roaring camp fire...and silence. He was a very wise and loving man that I am happy to call my dad. I will always miss him.
Sherrilyn Bain
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