HAROLD ILLERBRUN

HAROLD ILLERBRUN

December 20, 1927 – May 21,2009

Harold has filed his final flight plan and “slipped the surly

bonds of earth”. He took off quietly from Burnaby General

Hospital with his family by his side wishing him a safe

journey. He will be missed by wife Joanna, daughters

Karen (Tim) and Tracy, and grandchildren, Colin, Caitlin,

Erin, Clarissa and Veronica; but they all take comfort

knowing that he is now in heaven giving God a hard

time! He is survived by three siblings, Ralph, Alice and

Mitchell and their families. Harold’s greatest sorrow

was the loss of his only son, Michael, in 2004. At a very

young age, Harold went to sea on coastal and deep sea

ships and served with the Merchant Navy during World

War II, circumnavigating the world several times. Later,

as a private pilot, his adventures took him to new

heights. Harold worked in the forest industry for several

decades, both on the coast and in the northern interior

of BC. He loved the outdoors and spending time

with family. His family and friends remember his great

stories (tall tales) along with his remarkable sense of humour and his fondness for mischief. In lieu of fl owers,

donations may be made to the charity of your choice.