Harold James Pyne

1 December , 193223 December , 2018
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Harold James Pyne – Age 86 of Smith’s Cove passed away December 23, 2018 in Digby General Hospital.

Born December 1, 1932 in Digby, he was a son of the late Lyman and Oda (Gates) Pyne. Harold is an Armed Forces Veteran, serving as a peacekeeper 1951-1954 and 1963-1966 in Germany, 1959-1976 RCEME, 1976-1984 Civilian RCEME. He earned trades as an electrician and heavy duty mechanic. He was a handy-man and mechanic extraordinaire who could fix anything; he was well organized and always had a list on the go. He loved his dog, Kokanee and he loved his family and friends, whether it was a visit or a connection by phone. He had a hearty appetite and enjoyed reading the paper, watching sports and favourite shows, Blue Bloods and Big Bang Theory on the TV. Harold enjoyed drives to take in the beauty of scenery but his true passion was hunting and fishing and spending time in nature.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Patricia “Pat”, Smith’s Cove; daughters, Deborah (Phil) Pyne-Young, Weymouth/Gray, Maine; Holly Pyne, Fredericton, NB; Brenda (Mike) Savage, Norton, NB; Veronica (Mark) Comeau, Digby; son, Lyman “Bill” (Heather) Pyne, Hatfield Point, NB; brother, James Pyne, Chipman, NB; grandchildren, DJ Bonnar, Edmonton; Kristina Bonnar, Fredericton; Ryan Savage, Toronto; Stacy (Kristopher) Nesbitt, Grand Prairie, Alberta; Matthew (Cassidy) Comeau, North Range, NS; great-grandchildren, Drake MacIntosh, Haley Moss, Skyla Savage, Hunter Savage, also several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Patsy; sisters, Dora, Paula; brothers, Jack, Carl; grandson, James Lee; mother in-law, Mildred; sister in-law, Jeanette; brother in-laws, James Hall and Joe Yeoman.

Visitation will be 7-9 Friday, December 28 at Jayne’s Funeral Home, 7 Birch Street Digby (902-245-2525) also where the service will be at 1pm on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Pastor Mark Phillips will preside. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Weymouth North. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Leave condolences at


  • Patricia "Pat" Pyne, Wife
  • Deborah Pyne-Young, Daughter
  • Phil Young, Son-in-law
  • Holly Pyne, Daughter
  • Brenda Savage, Daughter
  • Mike Savage, Son-in-law
  • Veronica Comeau, Daughter
  • Mark Comeau, Son-in-law
  • Lyman "Bill" Pyne, Son
  • Heather Pyne, Daughter-in-law
  • Oda Pyne, Mother
  • Lyman Pyne, Father
  • Patsy Pyne, First Wife
  • James Lee Pyne, Grandson
  • He is also survived by brother, James Pyne; grandchildren, DJ Bonnar; Kristina Bonnar; Ryan Savage; Stacy (Kristopher) Nesbitt; Matthew (Cassidy) Comeau; great-grandchildren, Drake MacIntosh, Haley Moss, Skyla Savage, Hunter Savage, also several nieces and nephews.

    Besides his parents and his first wife, Patsy; he was pre-deceased by sisters, Dora, Paula; brothers, Jack, Carl; mother in-law, Mildred; sister in-law, Jeanette; brother in-laws, James Hall and Joe Yeoman.

  • Mike Savage, Pallbearer
  • Mark Comeau, Pallbearer
  • Lyman Pyne, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Savage, Pallbearer
  • Kris Nesbitt, Pallbearer
  • Matt Comeau, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, 28 December , 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 29 December , 2018

Harold James Pyne

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Marion Murray

30 December 2018

Pat and family,
Just had a call from Jimmy about your loss-I am sorry . The minute I met Harold I loved him .He was so gentle but rough so fun loving but serious so manly but a little boy at heart. I remember the night t the MBo1 when we waited for his wife and son to arrive--way back in no-mans land but they found us. The sparkle in his eyes as they arrived was priceless---maybe the "few" beer we had helped..My thoughts are with you and all the memories are there too--really great ones ..As always, as ever I will remember my friend. Marion

Marilyn Wright

30 December 2018

Sincere condolences in the passing of Harold.
Our thoughts are with you and the family.

LeRoy Warner

30 December 2018

I was Saddened to learn of Harold passing, My deepest sympathies to all the Family, i know he will be truly missed. My memories of Harold goes back to our teenage years when we traveled on the same School buss, the same class room and we were the same age. we enjoyed the time we had as friends, he will always be remembered as one who loved a fun time, may God's Blessings help you thru all this..

Cindy Potter

29 December 2018

Harold was such a great man. As much a part of our family to call him “Uncle” and will be so dearly missed. Mom used to tell some great stories of Harold and Dad in their early army years and the two were so much alike that it’s easy to understand why they became the best of friends. Mom, absolutely, adored Harold do we all. He lives on in each one of you. Our deepest condolences to you all❤️
Cynthia, Jess and Emma Potter

Ina Freeman Whitman

29 December 2018

So sorry for your loss, Pat. May he rest in peace.

Mary McNamara

28 December 2018

Rest in Peace Harold,
Condolences to Pat and all the family. Comfort and joy from your many memories.

Mary McNamara

Frances MacNutt

28 December 2018

I was Harold's next door neighbor in the very early years and spent lots of time with his family. hope the peace of our dear Lord and savior will be with you all.
Frances (Tibbetts) MacNutt and family

Carol Collier

28 December 2018

We have wonderful memories of the all too brief time we spent in Digby and at the cottage in the summer of 2000 as we completed a whirlwind tour of the East Coast. While at the cottage we were served the freshest lobster cooked by Chef Harold and ate together while overlooking the Bay. It remains one of the highlights of our trip and although we did not get a chance to get to know Harold better, the way he treated us as guests said everything about who he was. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Pat and all of the family as you move through this most difficult of times. Hold those memories (and great pictures) tight. With much love Carol and Ron from Calgary

Sandra Lent

28 December 2018

Just sending condolences to Debbie and the family. May he rest in peace.

Sherry Boutilier

28 December 2018

My family was very close to Harold’s family so close, we all new him as Uncle Harold. Dad and Uncle Harold were like “blood” brothers. They were so much a like and enjoyed every bit of time they had together. Hunting, fishing, walks in the woods, working on the vehicles, tinkering around the yard getting their hands dirty. They didn’t care as long as they were out side they were happy.
They meant in the Army and became best friends, they introduced their wives to one another and they also became best friends. If there was music playing, they were dancing and laughing and just always having a great time.
I remember Harold and Pat had this huge sand pile, it was sooo big, taller then the house (probably wasn’t really) but I would always remember when we pulled up to the house, I would just stare at it and couldn’t wait for dad to turn the car off so I could get out and run to the top of that sand pile. I would get up there, and just sit down and look around. Eventually, we would all be playing “ King of the Castle” on it, and pushing one another down the hill. I often wonder if that sand pile was as huge as I remember it being.
Harold was a great man, always had that smirk on his face, always had his arms wide open for a hug. He will be greatly missed by anyone who new him.
His stories will live on in all of us.
Xo❤️ RIP