Harry William Squire

Harry William Squire

September 20, 1933 – October 31, 2015

Harry was born at home in Royston. He went to school in the one room school house right across the road from his house, he attended Courtenay High school before transferring to St Michael’s Boys School in Victoria where he excelled at sports and made many lifelong friendships.

After high school Harry worked at the Shell Oil refinery in Burnaby before finally returning to the Comox Valley to work with his dad, Harry Sr, at the Shell Bulk Oil Plant in Royston.

Harry & Doris met in Vancouver on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. They married in 1957 and lived in Courtenay where Janet and Chris were both born and raised.

Harry was active in the Elks Lodge for many years. He was also an avid golfer as well as a squash and tennis player. He also enjoyed trap shooting and was a lifetime member of the Pacific International Trapshooting Association in addition to spending time skiing, hunting and fishing with family and friends. Right up until the time of his death he was a member of the Courtenay Heritage committee and involved with the Courtenay Museum.

Harry started a second career in 1974 as a realtor working for Plateau Realty before moving to Block Bros and finally to Remax Ocean Pacific where he worked until he retired.

Predeceased by his parents, Harry Squire Senior and Jessie Squire and his sister Isobelle Halliday (Tom). He is survived by his wife of 58 years Doris J. Squire, daughter Janet, son Chris (Maureen) and grandchildren Meghan and Brodie Squire and Kelsey Fisher.

A Celebration of Life will be held on November 12, 2015 at 2:00pm at Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home. Donations to the BC Heart and Stroke or the BC Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Please join us in remembering Harry by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com.

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