Edward Harold Brunn was born June 7, 1929, in Morden, Manitoba, and passed away in Smithers, B.C., Dec. 11, 2006.
Harold will be sadly missed by his son Michael (Chris) Kamloops, B.C., and daughter Wendy (Byron) Guenter of Smithers, 3 grandsons Jan, Steven (Thelma) and Shawn of Prince George, B.C., granddaughter Naomi (Brian) Heideman of Sherwood Park, Ab., and nine great-grandchildren Timothy, Stephanie, Taylor, Jordyn, Jeremy, Tyler, Cassidy Brunn and Lane and Christine Heideman.
He is survived by his brother Wally (Joanne) Brunn and sisters Marion Wakefield and Dorothy (Ben) Kasprick and many nieces and nephews.
Dad was raised on the farm in Morden, and at the age of 18 he came to Britannia Beach, B.C., where he worked in the general store until 1955 and then began a rewarding career in mining. For many years he was involved with competing and training First Aid and Mine Rescue teams.
In 1949 he married Patricia Moore and later divorced in 1985. Dad’s mining career saw him places such as Elliot Lake, On., and Granisle, B.C., where he was part of the mine and community development in 1966. At this time he became an active member of the Granisle Lions Club holding many different positions. He transferred to Greenwood, B.C., in 1970 and later returned to Britannia Beach in 1972 and stayed there until the mine closed in 1974 and was transferred by Anaconda Mines to Grants, New Mexico.
He finished his mining career as Mill Superintendent in Tooele, Utah, in 1985, and retired to Winlaw, B.C., with his wife Joanne. In 2002, Dad moved to Smithers, where he spent his remaining days.
Dad enjoyed hunting and fishing over the years, as well snowmobiling and boating. During his time in the United States he developed a passion for horses and calf roping entering many competition with his friends.
After relocating to Smithers he became involved with the Telkwa Seniors where he enjoyed carpet bowling an the active life of the Centre. Dad made many friends while in Smithers and touched many hearts especially his good friend Jean Tofsrud and the Holenstein family.
A memorial service was held at the Telkwa Senior’s Hall Dec. 19. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.