Spr Harold (Hal) Thomas Sulz (Ret’d)

    • Spr Harold (Hal) Thomas Sulz (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Harold "Hal" Thomas Sulz (Ret’d) on 18 September 2012 in Merritt, BC after a courageous battle with cancer. Harold was born in Medicine Hat, AB. in 1938 and took his schooling in Medicine Hat until he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers with the Sapper Apprentice Program at the early age of 16 in 1958. Hal completed his 2-year Apprentice program at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack with the 3rd Intake and returned to civilian like upon completion of his commitment.

    After marrying in 1960, Harold settled in Haney BC and worked for the Haney Correctional Facility while he furthered his studies at both the college and university levels. In 1965 he moved to Dawson Creek, BC where he began his teaching career. In 1972 the family moved to Port Coquitlam as Hal had accepted a position at Simon Fraser University as a Faculty Associate. In 1973 the family moved to the Nicola Valley and Harold spent the next 22 years with the Merritt School District receiving his M.Ed. at  San Diego State University in 1986. He was Principal at Collettville, Kengaard and Bench before finding his last job as the Resource Centre Manager in the School Board office. After retiring from the School District, Harold joined an Auditing team visiting various schools within the province. In 1999, Harold came out of retirement and purchased True Value Hardware (McLeod’s) with his family. Hed helped to run the business until it’s closing in 2007.

    As per Harold’s request, there will be no funeral service but a gathering of family and friends will take place at the Seniors Centre in Merritt on 20 October 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. Please make any memorial donations to a charity of your choice.{khMar2016}