GAINS, Harold Basil
July 29, 1918 – August 27, 2005
Beloved husband to Joyce (nee Murray), loving father to Stephen, Terry (Vicky) and Michael (Susan). Grandfather to Terry-Lynn (Rod), Craig (Theresa), Trevor, Brandon, Vanessa and 3 great grandchildren. Sister Edith Bruns and many nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by brother George.
Born in Victoria, Harold worked on the family dairy farm on Ruby Road (McKenzie) and delivered milk throughout Victoria. He met his future bride and life-long companion on Ruby Road. They married in 1940 and celebrated more than 64 years of marriage. Harold took a job driving trucks for Scott & Peden, after his service in the army during the Second World War.
This led to an opportunity for employment with the Sannich Fire department where he served as a fire fighter and rose to the rank of Fire Chief. He enjoyed his retirement in Qualicum Beach and Nanoose Bay. Harold’s hobbies included gardening and wood
carving as well as traveling to the south in winter time.
Happy Trails Chief.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 48-91 Front Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5H9, would be appreciated.
Celebration of Harold’s Life will be held
at a later date in Victoria.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
in care of arrangements (250) 248-5859