Crawford – Harold Eldon
1941 - 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Harold on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in his 81st year, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Marie (Watkins) for 58 years. Dearly loved father of John (Julie Featherstone) and Ronald. Much loved grandpa to Melissa Bird (Mitchell), Laura, J.J. Alexa Hewson and great grandpa to Liam, Emmett, and twins Audrey and Olive. Loving brother to Jean Langman (Paul), Joan Reid (John Cole) and brother-in-law to Raymond Porter (Josie). He will also be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John (1976) and Pearl (1999) Crawford; sisters Helen Porter (1983) and Heather Cottingham (2003).
As well as showing his golden guernseys at local fairs and at Toronto, Harold in his younger years won the 4-H Jr. Farmers judging competition for Carleton County at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto 1958. He graduated from Kemptville Agricultural College (KAS) in 1959 where he met Marie. Harold farmed all his life near Richmond on the Crawford homestead, Golden Dell Farms. There were never enough hours in a day. He bought and sold equipment (John Deere being his favourite), all over Northeastern North America where he made many friends and colleagues. He enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, RVing, loved his family and work. Special thanks to the Queensway Carleton Hospital ACE department as well as the doctors and nurses who cared for Harold.
Friends may attend a visitation at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd. Nepean on Wednesday, December 8th from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Richmond. To attend the visitation, service and reception, proof of double vaccination and pre-registration is mandatory. For those attending the service, please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for screening. To register, please scroll below.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to Parkinson Canada, 316-4211 York St., North York, ON M2P9Z9, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, P.O. Box 82, Richmond, K0A 2Z0 or charity of their choice.