MEAGHER

MEAGHER 1918 – 2007 On the morning of Wednesday, April 11, 2007, Harold Michael Meagher passed away peace-fully at the Red Deer Nursing Home. He is survived by his daughters, Carole James, Brenda (Robert) Broughton and son, Michael (Debra) Meagher, his seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and his brother, Vern (Iris) Meagher. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce, July 1990 and his brothers Lloyd, Lyle and Keith and sister Joyce. Harold began his life June 16, 1918 in Evesham, Sask. at the fighting weight of 2.5 pounds. He had many struggles and challenges along life’s way. As the eldest son he became man of the house at the tender age of eight, having to leave school at thirteen years old. He loved farm life and had a deep passion for training horses. His fondest memories were of life on the farm, even though it was very difficult at times. At age sixteen, he became another medical miracle for those times, surviving brain tumor surgery and over the years three subsequent brain surgeries to help control the tumor. Harold married Joyce Molsberry on April 2, 1942 in Loon Lake, Sask. They lived on the farm in Makwa, Sask. until 1951 when they sadly had to leave farm life. They moved to Red Deer and Harold began working at the Penhold Airbase after which he obtained his gasfitters license and entered the propane business. Over the years, Harold's work in this business would move his family to many Alberta locales including Rycroft, Stettler, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Calgary. Harold retired from Superior Propane in 1986. He enjoyed his work in the propane business as he had opportunity to visit with friends and spend time on farm sites. Harold missed the company of his many friends who predeceased him. Even when his memory started to fail him he still could muster up a good story or a good time he had with friends or family. He was known for his ability to tell "a good one". Harold was a gentle soul. He valued his friends and family more than anything. He always lived by his word and was a deeply principled man. He was liked and loved for his great sense of humor and his good nature. He made many life long friends in all the places he lived. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He was generous with his time, his help and his money and would give everything he could to anyone who asked. He loved children and animals unconditionally. He always carried lifesavers in his pockets for children he met. He was an honorable man. He was much loved. The family would like to thank Harriet Malone and Dr. J. McIntyre for the kindness and caring they gave our father. Memorial Tributes may be made in Harold Meagher's honour to his great grandson's "little Fight Night" fundraiser: (www.littlefightnight.typepad.com for information)- Wyatt Brough-ton Trust Fund c/o Denise Broadbent, RR1, Leduc, Alberta T9E 2X1. A Funeral Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820–45 Street, Red Deer on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Andrew Burnand, officiating. Interment will follow at the Alto – Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"


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