Harold Cecil Horsman of Dundas, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the age of 70 years old after a very courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Moncton, Harold was the eldest son of the late Alan and Edith (Fram) Horsman.
Harold will be sadly missed by his wife of 47 years, Sheila (Smith); daughter Cara Dawn Horsman (Allan); son Hal William Horsman (Tammy); grandchildren Hayden, Layne, Chloe, Taylor and Owen; brothers Allison (Brenda), Wayne (Heather), Lloyd (Patricia) and Douglas (Kathy) along with many nieces and nephews; special friends Gary McConnell (Joan), Lloyd Thurrott (Liz) and Darren Hubbard.
Harold was skilled in many trades and worked in different roles in his earlier years, but first and foremost he was a farmer. Self-employment was important to Harold as it allowed him to make his own hours and have time for ‘networking’ as he called it. And so was born, Lazy H Farm, which he and his wife Sheila co-owned and operated for 47 years.
Harold was a very active member of the SENB Wood Marketing Board for several years in many different roles. He donated several hours to the Irishtown Softball Group and was proud to have managed his own team, the Trafalgar Titans, for ten years. The upkeep of local cemeteries was very important to him and he rallied many for annual maintenance and fundraising efforts.
His past times included watching the Leafs and the Blue Jays, socializing, drinking tea and eating ginger snaps. Politics and genealogy were important to him and he loved playing 200 at the Magnetic Hill Lions Club where he made many good friends. Harold could go in to a room of strangers and come out knowing everyone’s history and who they were related to. He loved getting to know people and most often would have a nick name for you. He was proud to have many friends, young and old. He was also very proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them, especially at Christmas which he made special for all of us.
Dundas will not be the same without you Dad, you will be missed by so many. You’ve done your job and we will be ok.
Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Service to celebrate and honour Harold’s life will be held from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 77 Hildegard Dr. Moncton on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10:30 am. Reception to follow. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Berry Mills.
In memory of Harold, donations to the Birch Hill Cemetery, Gladeside Cemetery or donor’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at: www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com