DR. HAROLD GREENFIELD CUMMING

August 21, 1928 – August 18, 2011

Dr. Harold Greenfield Cumming was born on August 21, 1928 and peacefully passed away at Calvary Place Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 18, 2011. He will be deeply missed by his wife Suzann, daughters Katherine Cumming and Christine (Cam) Regehr, granddaughters Anna and Sarah, Jane Ciszewski and many family and friends. Harold was born in Gore Bay on his beloved Manitoulin Island into a tight community of faithful family and friends who loved to make music together. Having no siblings, Harold developed deep relationships with many fondly loved cousins. His view of heaven was not far off some combination of Manitoulin Island and Scotland. His studies in Wildlife Biology took him to Toronto, Michigan and Aberdeen, Scotland. Professionally and personally Harold enjoyed the natural world. He spent many years working for the Ministry of Natural Resources and over 20 years at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay teaching, researching and implementing management of big game in Ontario. In 1971, he married Wilma Nothrop and spent many happy years with his family in the outdoors, musical endeavours and travels. He mourned her death in 1998. Harold demonstrated beautifully the love and integrity of our Heavenly Father to his family, church and others. A lover of music, he spent most of his life involved in some kind of music, including many years with the Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus. He shared his music, leadership and teaching at church faithfully for many years, particularly at First Presbyterian Church and Calvin Presbyterian Church. In 2001, Harold married Susan Walgate and enjoyed further time at his house at McKenzie Heights and at his cottage on Manitoulin with her and travelling. In 2008, shortly after moving to Winnipeg to be closer to his daughters and first granddaughter, he suffered a stroke and was lovingly cared for by Suzann and his daughters for the remainder of his life. We have much gratitude for the diligent and warm care he received at Calvary Place over the last two years. Harold was a man who was generous of heart, playful in spirit and storytelling, strong in faith, loyal, sacrificial, and always had a song in his heart and on his lips. A funeral service was held in Thunder Bay on August 24, 2011.