1928 – 2007
Harry passed into the arms of our Lord in the presence of family at MSA hospital on February 14, 2007. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Catherine (Kay) and their 13 children, Janet (Rod Griffiths), Steve (Darlene), Chris (Bev), Kathy, Louise (Wayne Steinwandt), Greg (Wendy), Patrick, Tony (Karen), Phillip (Kim), Mike (Shauna), Mary-Anne (Eric Brogaard), Paul (Tammy) and Tom (Kathleen). Harry is also survived by 36 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and by his sister Patricia Dodd of Toronto.
Harry was born in Bootle, Blackpool England to Henry and Catherine (McMahon). At a young age, the family located to Tientsin (Tianjin), China where Harry spent his early years attending St. Louis College in the Great Britain concession. During WWII, his family moved back to England and Harry immigrated to Canada to take up residence at Loyola College in Montreal and then Vancouver College. After attending Vancouver College, Harry met and married Catherine Ebenal-Bowman in Vancouver.
Harry and Kay moved to Abbotsford where Harry worked at the Vancouver Stock Exchange and the Clayburn brick plant before eventually joining Canada Customs in 1958. Harry dedicated over 30 years of service to Customs as an officer at various Pacific region sites before retiring as Superintendent at the Port of Aldergrove.
Harry was a long standing member of Ledgeview Golf and Country where he loved to play golf and was also an avid fisherman and duck hunter in the Fraser Valley where he enjoyed the outdoors. Harry was a life-long member of St.Ann’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford, a member of the Oblates of St. Benedict and Knights of Columbus. Harry was a lecturer and volunteer often found helping at St. Ann’s where he will be sadly missed.
The Dodd family would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Newton for his helpful and compassionate care of our Dad during his twilight years and long battle with cancer. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church at 33333 Mayfair Ave. on Wednesday February 21, 2007 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Seminary of Christ the King Westminster Abbey or the St. James building fund.
Henderson’s Funeral Home