LCol Henry Harold Lloyd "Hal" Singleton, CD (Ret`d)
We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Harold Lloyd “Hal” Singleton (Ret’d) on 6 February 2013 at Cascades Hospice in Chilliwack, BC in his 71st year after a courageous battle with cancer.
Hal was a firefighter whose 33-year military career highlights included two years as Force Construction Officer, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Damascus, Syria, an appointment as the Canadian Forces Fire Marshal; and Chair of a NATO Working Group. He was also President of the Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners Association and President of an RCAF Association chapter.
Hal also kept very active after his retirement from the Canadian Forces. This included being Federal Liberal candidate for Fraser Valley East in the 1993 and 1997 federal elections; Chair of the Board of Referees for Human Resources and Development Canada; and member of the Veterans Affairs Review and Appeal Board. He was also very committed to his community through service - he was a proud Rotarian, Shriner, Mason, Elder at Cook’s Presbyterian Church and a volunteer. Hal was also a Member of the Royal Canadian Legion branches in Eldon, PE and in Chilliwack, BC. In recognition of Hal’s life-long contributions to his country and community, he was recently awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Hal’s Celebration of Life Service will be held at Cook’s Presbyterian Church on Monday 11 February at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations in Hal`s honour to the Chilliwack Hospice Society (www.chilliwackhospice.org ).