WO2 Harry Richard Lownds, CD

January 2, 2009
LOWNDS, Harry Richard - 88, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late, Walter and Blanche (Wambolt) Lownds. Throughout his life, Harry had dedicated his career to the Canadian Air Force as a firefighter, a profession he loved, retiring after 32 years of service. He was known to have been very politically involved at various capacities. He was a handyman who loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He had a passion for horses, and was once known for horse ice racing. In his retirement, Harry thoroughly enjoyed managing the Dartmouth Trap and Skeet Club. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean (Charlton); his son, The Rev. Jon Lownds (Ada), Fredericton, N.B.; daughters, Sandra Thurber (Arden), Ottawa, Ont.; and Terri Batt (John); and sisters, Margaret Graham (Jim), Edmonton, Alta.; and Florence Leech (Henry), Cornwall, P.E.I. He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren, of whom he was so proud, Richard, Elizabeth, Karen, Beth, Kathy, Sarah, and William; and his great-grandchildren, Michelle, Anthony, Taylor, Gloria, and Abigail. He was predeceased by his parents; half-brother, Bill Lownds (Maura), and his uncle, Guy Wambolt, who was like a father to Harry. Cremation has taken place under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, N.S. (477-5601). A memorial celebration of Harry's life will be held on Monday, January 5, at 1 p.m. in Bradford Hall, Parkland Estates, Fairfax Dr., Halifax, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Juvenile Diabetes. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting: www.walkerfh.com