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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

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.

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  1. Duane shearer :

    I have the greatest sorrow for the passing of my dear uncle and the immidiate family. I myself have experienced many memorable times with just my uncle and I when he used to come to BC to visit. I will miss him terribly and will always cherish the fun adventurous times we had together especially when he came to BC.

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  2. leona and lloyd verbonac :

    We always think we have time to contact old friends but we waited too long. Harold and Sheila lived in a suite in the same house we did and we have many fond memories and good times with them. May he rest in peace

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  3. myrna O'Connor :

    Our Sincere Condolences…Harold’s Family was his”ACE”. He leaves a legacy of Love & Joy for all but especially his Family..He has joined his beloved wife Shiela.
    Your Father Grandpa was also proudly remembered as our Relative. We first met up at my Uncles funeral (Louie Gutowski) also at my late mothers *80th Birthday, several phone calls.. we just never made a date for the lunches we we going to have..nor the circuit he was going to meet down at Cornation where he was climbing those Poles in earilier times. Harold Had such a Positive Attitude, a very thoughtful & talented man. Our Prayers / thoughts are with the Family at this time.
    Myrna O’Connor, Murray Johnstone
    Donald &Louise O’Connor &Family [Castor AB.] Darlene &Siguard Mclean CalgaryAb.}

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  4. Lynn Malkin (nee-Gray) :

    My Sincere condolences, I have known Harold for a very long time, he was a good friend of Sidney Gray whom has passed. I will also remember Harold for his smile and how he was always helping others, he even helped Sid with the horses from time to time. I’m sure Harold, Sheila, Sid & Irene are sitting back with a drink and just enjoying the peace.
    Take care
    Lynn Malkin & Family

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