NORTHCOTT, John Harold 1918 – 2017

John HAROLD NORTHCOTT July 19, 1918 – July 28, 2017

Born on July 19, Harold Northcott just celebrated 99 full years of life. On July 28, 2017, he passed into heaven. A veteran of World War II, a farmer, a husband and devoted family man, he passed with peace and dignity with his wife of 74+ years, Janetta by his side.

The youngest of 6 children, he was born to Charles and Clara Northcott in a farmhouse near the homestead by Milo, AB. Harold and Janetta lived in Ontario and Southern Alberta while Harold was in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II, serving as an airplane mechanic. They moved back to the Northcott homestead near Milo, AB and then to Janetta’s (Osler) family homestead 15 miles away, where they farmed and raised their family of seven children. They continued to live independently on the farm to the ages of 97 and 94 when they relocated to Okotoks and finally to Father Lacombe Care Centre in Calgary.

Harold is survived by his beloved wife, Janetta, his children Alan (Gail), Sharon (Bryant), Art (Darlene), Kathy, Murray (Terri) and daughter-in-law Janice; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his eldest son Darrel and eldest daughter Clara.

Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Milo Community Hall. Interment O’ Perfect Peace Cemetery, Milo, Alberta.

Tributes in Harold’s memory can be made to Friends of Milo Library (Box 30), Milo and District Fire Association (Box 65, Milo, AB T0L 1L0), or to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


17 Responses to NORTHCOTT, John Harold 1918 – 2017
  1. Marvin Maronda says:

    Janetta … Sharon … Art … and all The Northcott Family …
    My condolences on the passing of a very special man! Harold lived an exceptionally long and full life, and was always an important part of the Milo Community. He will be missed by many, and remembered with fondness by all!
    Marvin Maronda of Lomond

    • Sharon West says:

      Marvin…many thanks for your kind words. Yes, he did live a full life and left us with so many wonderful memories…we are so grateful and proud to call him our Dad.
      /Thanks again…Sharon

  2. Ron Deitz says:

    So sorry we can’t attend the service on Weds. Our families go back many years together and we know how much you’ll all miss him. Hugs to everyone especially Mom

    • Sharon West says:

      Hi Ron, Yes, your parents and our parents were pioneer neighbors who shared so many experiences starting way back in the 1920’s…from one room school houses to all night skidoo parties to…
      They did live their lives to the fullestl

  3. Milton says:

    From the whole of the Fitzpatrick family our deepest condolences. It was a pleasure to have known this man and his family as well as to have been his neighbor.

  4. Alayne Sinclair says:

    To the Northcott family: Sorry to hear of Harold’s death. You will have many wonderful memories to share. All the best to all of you.

  5. Nora Kirkham says:

    In the early 1970’s I met Harold and Janetta, and their family, through my friend Darrel. This will be a difficult time but with many blessings of a life well lived.
    My thoughts and well wishes are sent to all.
    Love and Hugs,
    Nora Kirkham

    My husband Terry, who had the opportunity to meet Harold at Kelly and Justin’s wedding, sends his best.

  6. Sharon West says:

    Thank you Alayne. We appreciate your comments!

  7. Ralph Umscheid says:

    So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing he was a great neighbor, member of the community and a true original pioneer he will be missed.

  8. Sonia Matichuk says:

    Kathy and all the Northcott family,

    My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of a man dear to all of you. Cherish all the memories. Memory eternal.

    Sonia Matichuk

  9. Jana Bartsch says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  10. Rose & John says:

    Our condolence to Art, Darlene, Jill & all family.
    Cherish the memories of your dad, Art.

    Our Love,
    Rose & John.

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