Harold passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021 at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Doris Acton who predeceased him by seven years. Harold is the loving father of Linda, John (Cathy), Elaine (Claude Ouellette), Peter (Angie Pasaden), Robert (predeceased), Sheila Zerr (Philip), Michael, and David (Nancy); a proud grandfather of Christine (Gio Peralta), Robert (Donna McTeague), Tianna Shivkumar, Haley Zerr, Jenica Shivkumar, Kelsey, Owen Zerr, Dawson, Shayna Shivkumar, Rylee, Ryan, and Evan; a great grandfather of Zachary and Roman Peralta; a dear brother of Edmond (Louise), Louis (Clarice), Roy (Norah), Jeanette Connolly (John), Sarah, Jeanne Fortin (Bobby), and predeceased by Cecil (Irene), twin brother Gerald (Mariette) and Victor (Antoinette); and the son of the late Desire Joseph Comeau and Marie Antoinette Saulnier.
Harold was a kind soul and a gentleman, a good man, who will forever be in our hearts. He was born July 24, 1929 and raised in Meteghan, Nova Scotia the second of ten children along with his identical twin brother Gerald. Harold moved to Ottawa in 1953 for work as a hydrographic surveyor. He married his loving wife Doris in 1955 and raised eight caring children together with her. He is grandfather to twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren with a third on the way. Harold retired after thirty-two years as Senior Editor and Quality Control for the Canadian Hydrographic Service at the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Ottawa. In retirement, Harold enjoyed woodworking and started his own business making beautiful handcrafted wood pieces. He liked a simple way of life surrounded by his loved ones and especially relished large family feasts where he excelled in cooking arguably the best rappie pie. In his later years, Harold was diagnosed with dementia that sadly robbed him of so much that he enjoyed. All will miss him tremendously. He is now at peace.
For those who wish memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
A private family service will be held and interment at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa.