Harold Moss

Obituary of Harold Robert Moss

Age 85 of Garlands Crossing, Hants County, formerly of Dartmouth and Murray Harbour, PEI. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Harold Robert Moss on March 3, 2022, in the Halifax infirmary QEII. Born in New Glasgow on October 27, 1936, he was the son of the late Harold Moss and Mildred (Mercer) Moss. He was predeceased by his parents, younger sister Shirley Moss and his first wife, Helene (Power) Moss. In addition, he was predeceased by a stepson, Stephan Halozan. He is survived by his second wife, Margaret (nee Griffiths) Halozan Moss, Garlands Crossing; son, Robert Moss; daughter-in-law, Judy (Glennie) Moss and their children, Nicole and Danielle, all of Oakville, Ontario. Also survived by his twin sister, Carol Ann (Jim) Stewart, North Vancouver; two nephews, and a niece and their families; stepson David Halozan, Dartmouth; stepdaughter Sonia (Ian) Blenkhorn, and Sonia’s children, all of Falmouth. Harold’s family home was in a rural area near Westville, Pictou County. He graduated from Westville High School in 1954, and continued his education on scholarship at Mount Allison University, along with his twin sister, Carol, also a scholarship student. He graduated in 1959, attaining a Diploma in Engineering, and following one year at Nova Scotia Technical College was employed firstly for nine years at Ferry Aviation, Eastern Passage, in the Drafting and Design Department, followed by a twenty-five-year career with the Nova Scotia Power Corporation in the position of Senior Rates Analyst. Harold was a man of action. He played baseball and hockey in his younger years and later volunteered as a coach for little league in Dartmouth. He was an avid outdoorsman, learning to fish with his father as a child, and, in time, also became a hunting enthusiast. He mainly fished for trout in Nova Scotia, while travelling to the Mirimachi area of New Brunswick for salmon. He also made two memorable trips to Newfoundland with fishing buddies, and two with his son to French River in Northern Ontario. Harold took up skiing at the age of forty-nine and embraced that sport like a natural. He skied at Martock, Wentworth, Cape Smokey, and in Newfoundland at Marble Mountain. He particularly enjoyed a trip to Mont St. Anne in P.Q. In 2010, he and his wife Margaret made the decision to move full time to their former seasonal home at Murray Harbour, P.E.I. It was a very happy ten-year experience, in a pleasant rural setting. While there, Harold completed a number of renovations on their historic home, as he possessed excellent amateur carpentry skills. At the age of seventy-eight he singlehandedly repainted the entire exterior of their two storey Murray Harbour house. For health reasons and access to specialists they returned to Nova Scotia in 2020, settling near Windsor, at Garlands Crossing in a “fifty-five plus” community (The Crossing). Harold will be greatly missed by his family and many friends of both long and short standing. A family visitation will be held prior to cremation under the care of T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Halifax, (902-835-4212). A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, at 2pm, Port Wallis United Church, 262 Waverley Road, Dartmouth. Reception will follow with seated distancing arranged at both venues. Donations in Harold’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 5 Scarfe Ct., Dartmouth, NS, B3B 1W4, or by visiting www.novascotiaspca.ca.
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