Harold Thirkill

Died: Sat., Jan. 3, 2015

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John Frederick "Harold" Thirkill  
A resident of Mindemoya.
Retired teacher from MSS

Died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya Site,  on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at the age of 82 .
Born to Jessie (nee Wagg) and Fred Thirkill, at Stouffville on December 11th, 1932.
Predeceased by beloved wife Carol (Jan. 14, 1994).
Loved father of Kathy (Richard),
Harold (Stephanie).
Proud grandpa of
Kaitlyn, TJ and
Dear brother of Fran (predeceased),
Jim (Merle),
George (Dee),
Pat (Dave), and
Ron (Lynda).
Will always be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at Island Funeral Home, Tuesday, from 7:00 pm 9:00 pm.
Funeral Services will be at Mindemoya Missionary Church Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 11:00 am. Pastor Ray Kloestra officiating.
Burial will be at Mindemoya Cemetery in the spring.

Donations to Mindemoya Hospital. Auxilary would be appreciated in Harold's memory or to charity of your choice.  If you would like to make a donation you may donate directly to the charity or bring a cheque payable to the charity of your choice.
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Roslyn & Gail Taylor
   Posted Sat January 03, 2015
So sorry to hear of the passing of Harold.
Our thoughts are with the family at this time.
Harold was a great neighbour and still came to visit us often after he moved into town.
He talked a lot about missing his wife. He will finally be with her again.

Norm Morrell
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
Harold was one of the all time greats at M.S.S. Who helped get the Tec.
program off the ground in 1969. Harold had that wonderful ability to
keep things rolling in the staff room. He found the humor in every
thing. Definitely an M.S.S. Hall of Famer. Thoughts and prayers are
with Harold Jr., Cathy ,all the grandchildren,brothers and sisters.
Norm and Joyce Morrell

Don and Gertrude Cooper
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
We wish to express our sympathies to the family in the loss of Harold.
He has had a long battle and may he rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ken & Lynn Russell
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
So sorry to hear of Harold's passing. He was a wonderful neighbour to us. When we were building our cottage next door, we really appreciated his generosity in supplying us with hydro & water. We will really miss seeing him driving down the road almost every day. And he would always stop for a chat.
Condolences to all his family.

Ken & Lynn Russell

Laila Kiviaho, Retired Teachers of Ontario
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Harold. He was an active member of RTO and attended meetings as his health allowed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ruth chisholm mohammed
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
sincere sympathy to the family...I did not know harold well...however...he had a profound impact on my brothers life...an amazing teacher and mentor...he helped my brother realize he could build or fix anything...well done harold...r.i.p.

Paul and Lynda Flanagan
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
We extend our regrets to the family in the passing of Harold. It was a pleasure to teach with Harold and learn the tricks of teaching. It was always a happier day after chatting with Harold. Farewell to you.
Paul and Lynda Flanagan

Bill and Darlene Hardy
   Posted Sun January 04, 2015
Dear Harold Jr., Cathy and families: Sincere sympathy on the passing of Harold. Always enjoyed having Harold visit with us in our home, the the trips he and Bill made to Sudbury for CNIB meetings, church gatherings, lunches and outings. Have many fond memories of him and our times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill and Darlene Hardy, Woodstock, ON

Bob and Helen Boville
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
I have just read the many tributes to Red. What wonderful memories he has given to family, friends and fellow teachers. Our condolences to his brothers and sister.

Barb (Steinlin) Bulger
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
Dear Kathy and Harold,
We're so sorry to hear of your dad's passing! We have many fond memories of Uncle Harold or as our son used to call him, Uncle Farold. At Christmas he would sing " Uncle Farold Angels sing" instead of "Hark the Harold Angels". We haven't seen him for a number of years, but have kept in touch via facebook, were we were just chatting before Christmas remembering my mom's passing 6 years ago. We just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry, we aren't able to make the funeral, but will try to come to the burial in the Spring if that suits you. love, Barb, Brian, Lucas and Elliot

Joanne Pronk (Steinlin)
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
Hi Kathy, Harold and families,

We are sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a kind man and I remember him most in the early days when we visited your family on the island. He was always a dotting husband to his dear Carol, which made an impact on me as a child. Also, he was a caring brother towards my mom, Fran. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the funeral, but hope to be there for the burial in the spring. As a family, we send our thoughts and prayers to you all. with love, Irwin, Joanne, and family

Carol (Bond) Edgar
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
Kathy, and Harold Jr.:
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your dad. He will always be remembered as a great father who always had a smile on his face, whenever I was over at your place. That's how I remember both your mom and dad. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Carolyn & Pertti Tupakka
   Posted Tue January 06, 2015
Was sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Our condolences to Kathy 7 Harold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joyce & Ray Digout
   Posted Wed January 07, 2015
Our condolences to Kathy, Harold and family to the loss of your father.

Dino and Ronnie Fraresso
   Posted Sun January 18, 2015
To Jim and Merle: Our sympathies go out to you in the passing of your brother. We will remember you in our prayers.
Dino and Ronnie Fraresso
Panama City Florida

Brent LaBrosse
   Posted Wed November 25, 2015
Kathy, Harold and families. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago on the west coast in BC and ran into some folks with Ontario plates who were from the island who told me the news. Please know I am thinking of you!! God Bless.

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