SPENCER

SPENCER Dr. Harold Spencer passed away peacefully in his home, Tracybar Ranch, on April 10, 2006. He was born at Wiarton Ontario, February 4, 1919. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Harold moved to Edmonton Alberta where he began his veterinary career with the Canadian Department of Agriculture. In 1942 he fell in love with and married Helena (nee Boyda). In 1950, Harold moved with his wife and children to Red Deer where they made their permanent home in 1955 named "Tracybar Ranch". In 1968 he was honoured by his colleges "in recognition of a lifetime devoted to the service of humanity through veterinary medicine" and granted lifetime membership from the Alberta Veterinarian Association. His commitment and enjoyment of animals created many long lasting friendships through raising Quarter Horses and Herford Cattle. As an active member of the community, Harold was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Red Deer, founded in 1951. Together with the Kiwanis Club, Harold served his community by raising funds for worthwhile programs and charities. In 2001, Harold received the "Mel Osbourne Life Time Achievement Award" from the Kiwanis Club of Canada. Harold shared his love, enjoyment, and privileges of life and work with both his children and grandchildren. He will be fondly and lovingly remembered. He is survived by his son Tracy and wife Ivana Spencer, and grandchildren Jaden Spencer, Gina Heisen and her husband Patrick, great grandchildren Shalom and Mia. Also his daughter Margaret Ann and her husband Manuel Estabrooks, and grandchildren Spencer Estabrooks and Amanda Estabrooks. The family wishes to thank the care-givers who have also come to know and love Dr. Spencer; Jinet Olivares, Joy Eugento, Pat Wilson, and Wes Stickel. With great admiration and appreciation, a special "thank you" to Dr. Maxwell Brown and his wife Barbara who provided top medical care, compassion and friendship to both Dr. Spencer and his wife Helena. A private ceremony was held Wednesday, April 12, 2006.