CATLIN, Harold Bentley
With sadness, we announce the passing of Harold Bentley Catlin on August 12, 2012 at the age of 96 at Heron Grove in Vernon. He is survived by his sons, Ted (Sheila) and Bob (Sharon); Lois Catlin (mother of Jill, Julie and David); Leslie Catlin (mother of Jennifer and Steven); and seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Steven, Jill, Julie, David, Nicole, and Lisa. Harold is also survived by his ten great-grandchildren: Maggie, Libby, Olivia, Ivy, Rosemary, Spencer, Khrystian, Lucas, Jesse, and Hayden. Harold was born on March 14, 1916 at Winnipeg, Manitoba to John Edwin Catlin and Alberta (Bentley) Catlin. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene, who passed away last year. During their 73 years of marriage, they resided at Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie, Dawson Creek, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Penticton, Sechelt, Powell River, Trail, and Christina Lake, before moving to Vernon in 1985. Harold served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army on loan to the British Army 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment and fought bravely in Normandy, France and Belgium during the Second World War before being honourably discharged in 1946. Harold lived an active life during his younger and middle-aged years, enjoying camping, fishing, snow-shoeing, hunting and rock-hounding. He also enjoyed less active hobbies, including wood carving, photography, model railroads and playing with his computer. He and Irene were long term members of Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church where they made many friends. Harold will be remembered by his family, friends and care-givers for his great sense of humor and his wisdom. We will all miss him very much but we know that He is now at rest with his Lord and we each have our special memories of him
Special thanks to the Heron Grove staff for the wonderful care they gave Harold during the past 5 years, and to Dr. Will Cawkell for the years of care he gave Harold.
The funeral service and reception was held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on August 18, 2012 with Pastor David Fairbrother officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Good Samaritan Society for Heron Grove.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com