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FINLAY, Harold

Posted By Obits On July 31, 2018 @ 4:55 PM In Eastside Memorial Chapel Obituaries,Obituary | 35 Comments

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.


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: 403-948-1100

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Condolence from Joe & Ann Pennell on August 2nd, 2018 11:54 AM

Deepest Sympathy to you and all the family May he Rest In Peace. Sorry we won’t be home for the wake and Funeral Mass.

Condolence from Harold & Denise Fleming on August 2nd, 2018 12:11 PM

Sharon, family & friends,

We would like to send our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on Harold’s passing….. our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time in your lives…… May Harold’s gentle soul Rest In Peace….

Condolence from Roy and Daphne Penney on August 2nd, 2018 12:15 PM

Condolences to you Sharon and your family! Cherish the many memories you have. RIP HAROLD

Condolence from Shawna on August 2nd, 2018 12:21 PM

All our love to you and your family Kristen. I know how much he meant to you. May he Rest In Peace

Condolence from rom dalton on August 2nd, 2018 12:31 PM

Sorry to hear of Harolds passing, another life full of great memories gone with the angles, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Condolence from DON HICKS on August 2nd, 2018 12:41 PM


Condolence from Mary and Jerome Devereaux on August 2nd, 2018 1:11 PM

Sharon and Family:

We are so very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. God Bless. Jerome and Mary Devereaux

Condolence from Kay O’Brien Dimmell on August 2nd, 2018 1:27 PM

Deepest sympathy to Harold’s family. As a 1st cousin and although I haven’t seen him in years, it’s very sad to read about his death. I wish we had been closer. RIP

Condolence from Terry Walsh Oakley on August 2nd, 2018 1:28 PM

Sharon and family my deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. A true gentleman. May your memories bring you peace and harmony some day. Hugs to all

Condolence from Margie &Tim Morrissey on August 2nd, 2018 2:35 PM

We are saddened to learn of Harold’s death. He was also a gr at grind to many many people – all those he met! God bless those he leaves behind. Hugs and prayers Sharon

Condolence from Fergus Hanlon on August 2nd, 2018 2:36 PM

To. The Finlay family.so sorry for your loss.fine man new him very well fine singer.god bless you all

Condolence from Marie and Bill Tibbo on August 2nd, 2018 2:37 PM

Sharon, so so sorry for your great loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you and with all your family at this difficult and emotional time. God Bless! RIP Harold!

Condolence from Peggy ( O`Neill ) Preyde on August 2nd, 2018 2:41 PM

My heartfelt love and condolences to the whole family . Holding you in my heart .Peace and Love …. Peg ( Mary Molloy`s cousin )

Condolence from Stephen Careen on August 2nd, 2018 2:47 PM

My sincere condolences to Sharon and family. I had the pleasure of fishing for Harold at scallops! Rest easy Longliner.

Condolence from Sharon Gibbons on August 2nd, 2018 3:20 PM

Our sincere condolances .
Sharon & Felix Gibbons
Yellowknife, NWT

Condolence from The O’Neill Family on August 2nd, 2018 3:54 PM

Sincere condolences. Sending much love and strength from our family to yours. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers xxx

Condolence from Erica Corcora on August 2nd, 2018 5:34 PM

To Kristen & family,
Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all…keep all your memories close to your heart…may your dad rest peacefully!

Condolence from Melissa & Francis Tobin on August 2nd, 2018 5:58 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Condolences to all the family

Condolence from Candy Molloy-Hoskins on August 2nd, 2018 6:33 PM

So very sorry to hear this sad news of Harold’s passing , sending my deepest condolences to you all!

Condolence from Edna & Kevin Singleton St. Mary’s on August 2nd, 2018 7:12 PM

Sincere condolences to all of Harold’s family. He was a special man for sure and we really enjoyed his music! He accompanied a good many meals at our house when my husband was the cook in my absence! May God rest his soul and give you all the strength to carry on without him.

Condolence from Mary and Phil Fleming on August 2nd, 2018 7:50 PM

Our thought and prayers are with you and your family Sharon in this difficult time May his gentle soul rest in peace as his love for music lives on. Mary and Phil Fleming

Condolence from Theresa Myrick & family on August 2nd, 2018 9:47 PM

Deepest sympathy to Sharon and all her children, brothers, sisters and friends. God bless you all at this sad tine in your lives.

Condolence from Gerard and Priscilla Tobin on August 3rd, 2018 4:41 AM

Our deepest condolences to the families of Harold. Treasure those memories!
Priscilla and Gerard Tobin

Condolence from Roxanne & Dennis Hollett on August 3rd, 2018 5:56 AM

Our heart felt condolences to you Sharon & your family. May Harold Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Pat & Shirley Finlay on August 3rd, 2018 7:55 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish your memories and Harold will live on forever in your hearts.

Condolence from Harold @Marie Pennell on August 3rd, 2018 4:29 PM

We are so so sorry to hear of the passing of a great friend may he rest now in peace. Hugs to Sharron and all the familys at this sad time He will always will be remembered by his music .

Condolence from Donny Graham on August 3rd, 2018 8:29 PM

Sharon and family. So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family at this time. Take care.

Condolence from Hannah Kielly on August 4th, 2018 4:15 AM

Sorry to hear of Harold passing Sharon,Kristan and family. May God give you the strength to get through this sad time and the days to follow. Cherish the memories.

Condolence from Christie Tobin & Norm Corrigan on August 4th, 2018 6:22 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Chris on August 5th, 2018 5:14 AM


I was so saddened to come back to no Harold.
I am honored to have met such a special man and family. I’m sure Harold is singing with the angels and making them smile as he did with me every day.
Thank you so much for the CD as a memory of Harold. I listened to it on my way home from work.

Take care and God bless to all of you.


Condolence from Jim & Loretta Molloy on August 5th, 2018 8:56 AM

Sharon & Family , Sending our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Dear Harold , He was a great man always enjoyed our get togethers , so many songs , jokes , & laughter. keep all your good memories close to your hearts , keeping you in our thoughts & prayers today & the days & weeks ahead , take care , May His soul R.I.P.

Condolence from Raymond Neilson on August 6th, 2018 2:39 PM

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time.

Ray Neilson and family

Condolence from Sherry (Finlay) and Doug McInnes on August 7th, 2018 6:16 AM

Sharon and all the family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from ROY & roger harvey on August 7th, 2018 5:16 PM

sorry to hear about harold passing my heart goes out to all his family at this time

Condolence from Noreen O’Neill on August 21st, 2018 11:29 AM

So sorry for your loss, condolences to all the family.
He will be missed!
I guess Harold is entertaining in heaven now .

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