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Harold Petty

December 23, 1928 - March 20, 2014


Born in Selby, Yorkshire England Harold passed away on Thursday, March 20th at 5:21 p.m. at the
Cowichan District Hospital, diagnosed with Acute Myologenous Leukemia, after a 15 year remission.
He leaves behind his wife of almost 30 years Marjorie, also his three daughters Candy, Kim and
Michelle, and six grandchildren, and his sisters Yvonne and Nancy.  He always said that he ran away to sea at the age of 16, and became a Boy Seaman in the Royal Navy. His other designations were: Able Seaman, Royal Canadian Navy, Home Port Halifax, Nova Scotia. Aircrew Safety Equipment Technician. Leading Seaman, royal Canadian navy, aboard Aircraft Carrier HMCS Magnificent, North Atlantic Ocean. Joint NATO naval forces Warm Games summer 950. Petty Officer, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Fleet Air Arm. Support to Anti Submarine Search and Destroy activities. Two Medals: General Service Medal for service during Second World War 1945. Mediterranean Service Medal 1946. Harold loved the sea. In 1971 he completed building a 40 ft. trimaran and sailed with his then wife, Lindy and two daughters, leaving from Vancouver, BC
and ending the trip in Florida, USA. In 1993 with his current wife Marjorie, he sailed from San Diego, California to Florida, USA. When he couldn’t sail anymore, he bought a motor boat on the Thames, London England, crossed the Chanel and cruised the canals of France for five years. As he was a Yorkshire Viking, we wish him a safe journey to Valhalla, he is now in the safe hands of the Valkyries. If you wish to make a donation, his charity of
choice is the Salvation Army of Canada.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Michelle Major (Petty)
Relation: Father

Dad, you will be missed by all of us. You had an amazing life, thank you for sharing your sense of adventure and spark for life with us all.
Your daughter

From: Jan Green
Relation: Friend

Marjorie I was so very sorry to read of Harold’s passing in the local paper this morning. I am about 2 weeks behind reading the paper so I apologise for being so late sending my sympathies to you. I hope you are getting lots of support at this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
With my love.

From: Queen Margaret's School
Relation: Marjorie worked at QMS for several years in the 1990's

Our deepest sympathies go out to Marjorie and family, we are thinking of you.

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