Harold Frederick Gumbrill

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    We regret to advise of the death of Harold Frederick Gumbrill at the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale MB on 11 January 2012 at age 92.

    Harold was born in Winnipeg MB and received his education at Hartfield School in the Eriksdale District. As a young man, he worked as a commercial fisherman on Lake Manitoba and did some underground gold mining in Uchi Lake and Timmons in Ontario. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1942 and served until his discharge in March of 1946. After the war, he returned to the Hartfield District and began to farm on the family homestead. He joined the Plant Science Department of the University of Manitoba in 1961 and worked there until he retired in 1984. On his retirement, Harold returned to the family farm and continued his love of farming. In the early 1990s, he retired from the farm and moved to town in Eriksdale to the Lindell Manor. Harold was a member of various branches of the Royal Canadian Legion throughout his life.

    A private family graveside service will be held at the Eriksdale Municipal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.