HCol Harold Vernon Page (Ret’d) P. Eng

    • HCol Harold Vernon Page (Ret’d) P. Eng
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    • HCol Harold Vernon Page (Ret’d) P. Eng
    We regret to advise of the death of Honorary Colonel Harold Vernon Page (Ret'd) P. Eng on 3 May 2016. 
     
    Born in 1921 in Kenora, ON, Harold graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the Canadian Army in 1944 and was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1945 - too late for active service overseas. Harold's first work was at Camp Chilliwack, BC on the development of the Permanent Force infrastructure of Camp Chilliwack, BC and the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering. He retired from the Army shortly after the end of the war with the rank of Captain.
     
    Harold’s civil career took him to Europe and Asia as he climbed various promotion ladders in the Oil Business – including DOW Chemical in the late 1940s. His work included managing an oil company at the Great Canadian Oil Sands in Fort McMurray, AB.  
     
    Proud of his Royal Canadian Engineer background, Harold maintained a close bond with the Reserves. He served as Honorary Colonel of 8 Field Engineer Regiment in Edmonton, AB for five years in the mid-1970s. Harold will be remembered for his visits to the unit whenever it went out on a Winter Exercise as he would attend and spend all his time with the soldiers and have a great time.

    It was Harold's request that there be no formal service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Westlawn Funeral Home, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB. On-line condolences at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=179914215 {khMAy2016}