OBITUARY

Harry Bradford Poole

August 17, 1937February 26, 2014

Poole, Harry Bradford - Dartmouth, passed away February 26, 2014 at the age of 76. Born in Mt. Rose, Annapolis County, he was a son of the late Elvin and Dorothy (Neily)Poole. Survived by his wife, June Poole(Fraser), daughter Cheryl Baxter(Scott), son Keith Poole(Natasha), grandchildren Noah, Luke and Jillian; sister Jean Hall, Shediac, N.B. He was predeceased by sisters, Barbara, Anne, Nancy, Myrtle, brothers Wesley, Edward(Sonny) and Melbourne(Meb). Harry got his start in construction with Cameron Contracting Ltd. in 1955. He left to found Woodlawn Construction in 1969 and Amber Contracting Limited in 1994 where he specialized in sewer and water and road work. He was a hands on business owner with a group of loyal employees. Special thanks to Murna Baker who worked with Harry for the past 42 years. Harry generously gave of his time to many associations over the years. He served on the Board of Directors for the N.S. Road Builders Association, Board for the Canadian Construction Association, member and chairman of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia, served on the Dartmouth Lakes Advisory Board, Mic Mac Aquatic Club Board of Directors, past president of Canoe Championships, Board for The Dartmouth Sportsplex. He was a member of the Austenville Owl's Club , Sundowner’s International, Philae Temple Shriners and Woodlawn Masonic Lodge. Recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award by the Rotary Foundation; The Kiwanis Mel Osborne Fellow Award, Citizen of the Year Award by Dartmouth Natal Day Committee. Harry was inducted into the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2012 as a lifetime member. His great sports love was racing, where he was part owner of Scotia Speedworld. Harry always enjoyed the Quebec International Bonspiel which he attended for the past 26 years. He was an avid fishermen and hunter and truly enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at his camp in Elderbank and the Owl’s Nest. All friends and family are welcomed to come and celebrate his life. A funeral service will be held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 216 School St., Dartmouth at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, Rev. Dr. P.A. Sandy McDonald officiating. Reception to follow at the Austenville Owl’s Club, 34 Oakdale Cres. A private internment service will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to the IWK Remedial Seating Foundation or the Shriners Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences at: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Marlene Boutin

March 3, 2014

June and family, condolences from the Hermans (Union St.)

Anne Sherwood

March 3, 2014

I am sorry to hear of Harry's passing, I knew him only in a work capacity, but he was incredibly knowledgeable, fair and tough. It was a pleasure working with him. His loss will be felt in the industry. My condolences to his family and friends.

March 3, 2014

Dear June, Keith, Cheryl, Natashia and the grand children,
I send my thoughts and prayers to all of you. Harry Poole was an exceptional person and will be missed by many. Rosamond Muise

March 2, 2014

My Condolences to you and your family June.
Cathy (Vera's sister)

March 2, 2014

March 1,2014

I knew Harry from his Hampton days. My father was from Hampton and he would bring the family to Hampton usually every summer for a couple of weeks of fishing, hiking and playing. Harry was in his early twenties and a few years older than me but one incident of him will forever be stored in my memory bank. The Poole's had a fairly large dog by the name of Mickey. Mickey was a very nice, mellow dog and one day he got mixed up with a porcupine and came home with his face full of porcupine quills. The quills were in his tongue, nose and face and there were even two in one of his eyes. It was the worst mess I had ever seen. Harry was home and calmly went and got a pair of pliers and sat down on the front porch with Mickey and proceeded to pull every one of the quills out. Mickey sat there while Harry performed this miracle and never once whimpered and lived to see many more days.

This, to my way of thinking, reminds me of the quality kind of person that Harry was and it brings to mind other instances where Harry showed great compassion for others. I am sorry that I was not able to be there for the memorial service.

Roger Tolan Tucson, Arizona

rgtolan@hotmail.com

Heather Perks

March 2, 2014

Dear Cheryl and Family
So sorry to learn of your father``s passing. I can still see him at ``Amberwood``. He was a certainly a good father and an active person. He will be missed for sure.
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

Caroline Lyons

March 2, 2014

June and family I am so sorry for your loss. Harry clearly lived a full live and touched many people along the way and surely will be missed by many. May he rest in peace.

Barry Nickerson and the AMKA Karting Association

March 2, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

March 1, 2014

June and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Polly

Blair & Gayle Crooks

March 1, 2014

So sorry to hear of Harry's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Sorry we will be unable to be there to celebrate Harry's life