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Saturday January 22, 2011

HEACOCK, HAROLD ALBERT (HARRY) - June 21, 1920 - January 16, 2011 The family of Harold Heacock is sad to announce his sudden passing. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Freda, children Edward (Mary), Helen (Paul Edwards), Phyllis, Gordon (Lorna), a sister June Brown plus numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Harold was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Rebecca (Nelson) and siblings George and Muriel. Harold was born in Athabasca, Alberta where he spent his early years before moving with his family to Vegreville, Alberta. After becoming a member of the RCMP he joined the RCAF early in World War II and was assigned to 412 Squadron where he flew Spitfires over Britain and Western Europe. At war's end, he rejoined the RCMP Air Division flying bush planes in many of the remote parts of Canada. Upon his retirement from the RCMP, Harold worked with the Federal Ministry of Transport as an Air Regulations Inspector. An accomplished aviator, mentor and family patriarch, Harold was most content surrounded by his family, friends and neighbors. A celebration of Harold's life will take place at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton or the charity of one's choice. To send condolences, please visit www.westlawnmemorial.com

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