Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Harold attended Victoria College in 1944 ‑ 45, then transferred to UBC to study electrical engineering. His engineering career spanned private industry, utilities regulation, and executive roles within the BC government. A dedicated PEng, his contributions were recognized with a lifetime membership in Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Life Senior Membership in IEEE, and induction as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He also received the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal in recognition of his worthy and devoted service to community and profession.
A career highlight was serving as a BC delegate to inter‑provincial and federal‑provincial working groups that developed and negotiated constitutional proposals that informed the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982. Harold’s principal contribution to these efforts was on matters surrounding communication infrastructure.
In 1988, Harold received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Victoria for his contributions to the establishment of the school’s Faculty of Engineering. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, he leaves four daughters, four grandchildren and four great‑granddaughters. Harold was an outstanding husband, father, professional, and citizen. A true gentleman, his integrity, competence, and kindness were widely recognized and will be missed.