October 4, 1934 – May 23, 2020
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather Harry, on May 23, 2020 at the age of 85.
Dad was predeceased by his mother Lena Baxter and father Walter Games, sister Sarah Harney, half sisters Millie Wood and Mary Elizabeth, brothers; Thomas Games, James Games and Richard Games. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Monique, children; Richard (Judy) Games of Victoria, daughter Rachael Beckley (Tyson Mielke) of Campbell River, grandson Samual Games of Victoria and many nieces and nephews in Kentucky.
Dad was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. As a young man he worked in the tobacco fields before joining the US Army in 1957. He took his basic training at Fort Knox then was transferred to NATO in Paris, France where he served in the 7th Signals Battalion. While in France he met mum and they married in London, England in 1959. After an honorable discharge from the service in 1960, they moved to Toronto, Canada where their son Richard was born, then 3 years later their daughter Rachael joined the family. After a few years in Toronto working for the school board maintenance department, dad moved the family back to Frankfort, trained as a locksmith and started his own business. Deciding to move back to Canada, we all headed to Calgary in 1977. Dad continued working as a locksmith for a while then joined the Corps of Commissionaires at SAIT, which is where he retired from in 1991. After retirement, and wanting a warmer climate, dad and mum moved from Calgary to Penticton in 1994 and spent 6 years there before moving to Campbell River in 2000.
Dad was a quiet, kind, humble and honest man who was very much a homebody. He had many interests over the years from renovating our homes, being able to fix just about anything, creating jewellery, carving masks, drawing, sewing, collecting stamps and coins, tumbling rocks, gardening, fishing, making the best homemade wine out of really weird stuff, and the list goes on. After moving to Campbell River, he loved watching slo-pitch games at the ballpark, gardening, riding his scooter and going for coffee with mum. Dad always had pets in his life – dogs, cats and birds were his favourites and he will be dearly missed by Biscuit their Pomeranian.
As dad had many health problems over the years, we would like to sincerely thank all the healthcare professionals who were there to help him and give us many more years of memories with him.
There will be no service or celebration at dad’s request. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the BCSPCA in dad’s name or just think of him when you see the boats go by, as he loved watching them in the Discovery Passage.
“Time to rest easy now and not worry dad, we are all going to be ok.”
Thank you to Island Funeral Services Elk Falls Crematorium and Reception Centre 250-287-3366 for providing cremation arrangements.
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