HARMON

HARMON May 2, 1916 – Dec. 2, 2006 Harold Herman Harmon of Bentley, Alberta was born May 2, 1916 in Botha, Alberta. Harold passed away peacefully December 2, 2006 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his loving wife Lillian "Babe" Harmon of Sylvan Lake, Alberta and also one daughter Joyce (Lawrence) Paull of Bentley, Alberta; two sons Gordon (Lee) Harmon of Vancouver B.C. and Douglas (Karen) Harmon of Sherwood Park, Alberta; one grandson Brian Weber of New South Wales, Australia; four grand daughters Cassandra Elkin and Tanya Harmon of Vancouver, B.C, Shelley Dusyk (Marcel) of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Tammy Harmon of Calgary, Alberta. Harold is also survived by seven great grand children, Rhys, Dylan, Kyle, Jonathan, Cody, Courtney and Kennedy. Harold is also survived by two sisters, Alice Ellison of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and Ruth Ganske of Lacombe, Alberta plus numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his parents Alberta and Clarence Harmon, three sisters Marion Sullivan, Helen Harmon and Lillian Huseby, and four brothers Arnold, William, Murray and Douglas. When Harold was growing up he worked at various jobs, mainly farming. Early in the "Dirty Thirties" when jobs were almost impossible to find he was so determined to find work that he rode the tops of the freight trains from Alberta to Ontario to get work. He married Lillian "Babe" Moore of Lacombe, Alberta on October 18, 1938. After they were married they rented a farm and moved to the Iola, Alberta district. After a short while they moved back to Lacombe, Alberta and Harold worked as a farmhand in the area. In 1943 Harold and Babe rented a farm that they later purchased at Forshee, Alberta where they raised their family, and looked after their farming operation of grain and cattle until their retirement. In 1977 they sold the farm and retired to Bentley, Alberta where they lived up until his passing. Harold's greatest joys were his family, friends and his cattle feedlot. Harold belonged to the Bentley Elk's Club for many years, the Forshee Farmers Singing Group, and was an avid curler and golfer until his health started to fail. Harold enjoyed life to the fullest with both the young and the old. Funeral services will be held on Monday December 11, 2006 at 1:00 PM at the Bentley Community Church with Pastor Greg Rathjen officiating. Interment to follow at the Bentley Cemetery. Donations can to made to a charity of the donors choice in lieu of flowers. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to: wfch@telusplanet.net ( Subject – Harmon). WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL and CREMATORIUM with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388. www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"