June 10, 1931- Saskatoon, SK
July 2, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Harold Trottier of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 82 years.
On June 10, 1931, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, parents Peter and Elizabeth Trottier welcomed Harold into the world. It was when Harold began to climb poles that were 34-70 feet tall, in Saskatchewan and Alberta, often with nothing more than just spurs on his feet, that he would be introduced to his career. The poles swaying back and forth as he climbed higher and higher would bring great stories home that his family greatly enjoyed. Harold went on to become a High Voltage Powerline man specialist with the City of Calgary for over 30 years, before retiring. During his time working for the city, he became affectionately known as “Trott” amongst his colleagues and friends. Harold was also very passionate about horse racing which led him to work with many owners and trainers, not only just in Alberta, but also Phoenix until 2004.
His greatest love in life was his family and friends. He loved each of his family members and friends whole heartedly and unconditionally. He especially loved both big and small family get-togethers. Harold was well known for his colourful personality, generous heart and humorous story telling. The fond memories his personality brought will forever live on, even though he is no longer with us. He will be sadly missed by each and every one – but will always be remembered.
Left to mourn his passing are his daughters, Janine Janzen (partner Dan) and Traci Ford; his son, Howard (Dimity); grandchildren James, Matthew and Ty Janzen, Stephanie Ford, and Blair Trottier; Sisters, Marge, Shirley (Bing); and numerous nieces and nephews, along with many friends.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila (Marsh); son in laws, Jamie Ford and Jim Haigh; parents, Peter and Elizabeth Trottier; sisters Dorothy (Harold) Askwisth, Kay (Nick) Mazer, Mary (Bob); cousins, Bertha (Leslie) Ouellette, Brother Herman (Gladys) Dumont.
A Celebration of Harold’s Life will be celebrated at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 2:30p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Harold Trottier, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences