HENDERSON, DR. HAROLD RAYMOND
July 11, 1920 – December 30, 2014
Dad passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the age of 94 with family at his side. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Maybel on May 28, 2013 as well as his brother Leigh and sister Evelyn Burnett.
Survived by daughter Maureen (Mel) Serink and their three children: Jen (Rich Martin) and their daughters Sophia and Emily; Julia (Jeff Mah) and their daughter Ava; Andrea; son Bruce (Peg) Henderson and their four children: Jacci (Graeme) Herring and sons Alex and Matthew; Melissa (Jarrod) Oliver and twin daughters Sydney and Peyton; Christine (Alan Stremel); James; his sister Kay McLeod; as well as many nieces, nephews and his many friends at Sandalwood.
Dad was born in Calgary and came to Kelowna in 1934 with his family. At the age of 19, he taught school in South Kelowna. After serving in the war, Dad obtained his Dental Degree in Toronto and then returned to Kelowna in 1950, where he practiced Dentistry for many years. Dad enjoyed fishing and had many eventful and sometimes successful fishing trips with friends over the years. He also enjoyed curling as well as golfing at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. Dad was a lifetime member of the Rotary Club of Kelowna; President in 1955, District Governor 1967-1968, Director of Rotary International 1976-1978 and Third Vice-President of Rotary International in 1977-1978. Dad continued to serve Rotary in many capacities for the next twelve years or so. In 1977 Harold was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. In 1986 he received the Key to the City of Kelowna and in 1997 was named the Male Citizen of the Year for Kelowna. Dad was also involved with the Boy Scouts, First United Church, Kelowna Advisory Planning Committee and many other organizations. Even with all the above, Dad spent a lot of time with his family enjoying yearly family vacations, summer time at Green Bay and lots of fun boating on the lake. Harold was a very intelligent, kind and gentle man who will be truly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Rev. Karen Medland officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna BC, V1Y 1T2 or Central Okanagan Hospice Association, 1040-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.