Harold Hemus passed away at Heritage Village on January 19, 2010 at age 90.
He was born January 17th, 1920 in Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary, Alberta when “it was 40 below and eggs were a dollar a dozen”.
Harold led an interesting life, running a threshing crew on the family farm, working in the Alberta Oilfields, as proprietor of Hemus and Sons Service Station in Okotoks, and later as Superintendent of Waterworks in Saanich.
He served in the Canadian Army in WWII and was a volunteer fireman for many years. After he retired he fished commercially for a couple of years, then worked with Associated Engineering in Ethiopia. His wife Elva shared this life for 58 years.
Harold was a lifelong learner and wonderful mentor who willingly shared his skills and knowledge
Music was an enduring passion for him. Family and friends were entertained and fellow residents and guests at Heritage Village enjoyed his performances for many years. The computer and telephone were his ties to the bigger world in his latter years, enabling him to keep in touch and stay current with the news.
Harold was predeceased by his wife Elva in 1997 and his youngest son Dennis in 2009. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughter, Suzy Riddolls of Chilliwack, son Joe Hemus of Victoria, seven grandchildren: Tim, Mike, Kathryn, Sean, Jennifer, Kimberly and Cassidy and nine great-grandchildren.
There will be no service at his request.