August 4, 1944 – St. Shott’s, Newfoundland
July 30, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with heavy hearts filled with love we announce the passing of a Dear Husband, Father and Grandfather , Harold Finlay after a courageous battle with kidney failure on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 73 years. He passed away peacefully at Foothills Hospital Calgary with his loved ones by his side.
Harold was born in St. Shott’s, NL where he was employed as a boat skipper. He loved salmon fishing and playing guitar. Harold was a man of honour, humility and humour who gathered many friends with his music on his journey throughout his life.
He will be remembered fondly as a devoted Husband, a loving Father, a proud fun loving Poppy, a wonderful Brother and friend.
Besides his loving wife, Sharon, Harold is survived by his children, Sharlene and Rob of Airdrie, AB; Jamie and Charlene, Kristen and Brent of St. John’s, NL; and Jeremy and Teigan of Calgary; and his grandchildren, Victoria and Grant, Cameron, Jaime, Natalie, Samantha, Natasha, Mackenzie, Cooper, and Keava. He is also survived his siblings, Josephine and Phil of Brigus, NL, Louis of St. John’s, Genevieve and Ron of Vancouver, BC, and Irene and Ron of St John’s; his mother-in-law Mary Molloy; and many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews on both sides and many special friends.
He was predeceased by his loving mom Annette Finlay (nee O’Brien) who ignited his love for music; his dad John Finlay; his two brothers Gerry and Jim Finlay; his sister Bernice and her husband Willy O Neill; father-in-law Christopher Molloy; nephew Dale St. Croix; brother-in-law; and good friend Phillip Finlay.
As Harold said before he passed “A MILLION DOLLARS ISN’T A DOWNPAYMENT ON A GOOD FRIEND” special mention to Basil Molloy (Marie) and George Finlay (Rita) for being amazing friends; and his godson Colin Molloy.
Cremation has already taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of Fatima RC Funeral Home in St. Shott’s, Newfoundland on August 13th, from 11:00am – 12:00 pm, 2p.m. -4:00p.m. and from 6:00 pm -9:00 pm and again on August 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Life Mass will be celebrated August 15th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, St. Shott’s, Newfoundland. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You and gratitude toward the Doctors and nurses from Foothills Hospital, 3rd floor nephrology Unit 37 &Unit 100 for their care, love and support during Harold’s hospital stay. Also to his family Doctors Dr. Morey and staff in Newfoundland and Dr. Praveen in Airdrie, Alberta.
“HIS SONG HAS ENDED BUT HIS MELODY LIVES ON”
In living memory of Harold Finlay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100Print This Obituary & Condolences