MOWBRAY, Harold Reginald “Irish”

July 29, 1930 – April 23, 2020 On April 23, Harold Reginald “Irish” Mowbray passed away peacefully at Prince Edward Hospice with his family by his side. Harold was laid to rest at West Lake Cemetery on July 29, his 90th birthday, in a private family service surrounded by his wife Barbara of 62 years, daughters Elayne (husband Harry), Alexis (husband Darrell) and grand-daughters Lisa and Lana. Harold will be remembered for his bright eyes, big smile and zest for life. He was born in 1930 in Hillier Township to Earnest and Edith Mowbray, the 5th of 11 children. He was a farmboy at heart from the beginning of his life to the very end. He was never happier than when he was wearing a pair of coveralls, rubber boots and wielding a chainsaw. He worked as a farm hand on the Barker farm in Northport from 14 to 20 years old. The next 2 years were spent with Canadian Steamship lines in the summer and a sawmill in the winters. In 1952, at 22 he got the call for General Motors and spent the next 36 years happily working on the assembly line and later as a lift truck driver until he retired in 1988. In 1988, he and wife Barbara designed and built their dream retirement home at West Lake where they had spent most weekends since 1960 at their cottage. Harold loved his trucks, cars, snowmobiles, boats, ATVs and anything with a throttle. He snow-mobiled in the winter and boated all summer in between spending many, many days at his brother Pat’s farm cutting wood and helping out wherever and whenever he could. They traveled extensively in their golden years throughout Canada, the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. With family, friends, granddaughters and alone, there were many adventures. Harold worked hard, lived hard and loved his family ever harder. He lived life to the fullest and left behind a legacy of lessons and memories for his family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Irish, Dad, Grampa… you are and always will be an “unexplainable” treasure. May you rest in peace until we see you again.