Harold Pearse was born in Smeaton Hospital in March, 1934. He attended school in Snowden but left at an early age to help on his parent’s farm. He later left to work in sawmills in Northern British Columbia during the winters. His love of farming drew him back to Snowden, where he met and later married Leona Mae Goranson on November 29, 1958. They built a small home on a quarter section of land one mile north of where he grew up. There they built a farm and raised three children: Allan, Levina and Jason.
Harold took great pride in creating things with his hands. He built his own sawmill and made all of his own lumber to build the many bins and out buildings in the farmyard. He even built his own wooden boat which was used for many years to go on family fishing trips.
Harold always enjoyed logging. With the help of his sons, he spent many winters skidding pulpwood and saw logs for various mills. Even after he retired, he was always ready and willing to help out on the farm. He was happy to run a piece of equipment whenever an extra driver was needed. He enjoyed hauling grain and sharing in the excitement of harvest time.
Harold loved to hunt, trap, and go fishing with his friends and family. He enjoyed an audience to listen to his many interesting stories of days gone by and there was always room for another friend at the table to listen and laugh.
Harold was predeceased by his parents: Alfred and Nora; his sister: Lillian (Earl); his brother: Walter (Linda); and his daughter-in-law: Julie (Allan).
Harold is survived by his wife Leona; his sister Joyce; his son Allan (Carol) and his children Jenna and Carley; his daughter Levina (Darrell); and his son Jason (Jill) and their children Morgan and Chelsie; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Harold will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
His stories and jokes will remain in our memories forever.