Harold CRAVEN

Craven, Harold Cass

Aug. 8, 1920 – Apr. 16, 2012

Surrounded by love in the presence of his children and grandchildren, Harold passed away in peace. He was predeceased by his wife, the love of his life, Hilda (2003).

He is survived by his son Stephen, daughter Margaret (Gary Dumbrell), grandchildren Leanne (Christian), Allison (Frank), and Joseph, and great – grandchildren Everett, Isla and Elizabeth. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Born in Thunder Bay, Ont., he grew up on a farm where his passion for nature and the environment began. In 1939, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. While serving overseas, he met Hilda. They started their new life together in Nanaimo, eventually moving to Vancouver. They then settled to Burnaby Heights, where they raised their family and became active members of the community. Harold worked tirelessly and enthusiastically in the automotive industry, delighting in the places he visited and the people he met. He had a deep passion for birds, nature and poetry writing. Harold loved all that life had to offer and lived his life to the fullest. He will be remembered for his love, compassion, wisdom, optimism, courage, knowledge, and humour that he offered to all who met him. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 1:00 pm at Parish of Saint Timothy, 4550 Kitchener Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. We are grateful for Harold’s care and support provided by Dr. Glenn Anderson and the second floor staff at Peace Arch Hospital.

We love you Kimosabe!

Thank you for everything.


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