Jayne's Funeral Home

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Harold Robert McGowan

June 10, 1957March 31, 2019
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Harold Robert McGowan - Age 61 of Weymouth, passed away March 31, 2019 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Weymouth, he was a son of the late Clarence and Hermeline (Surette) McGowan.

As a young man Harold attended vocational school in Middleton where he studied commercial art. Upon graduating, Harold was employed by Pepsi where he worked as a truck driver for 23 years and recently worked for Innovative Fishery's. Harold had a passion for music, and over the years he played in many bands, singing and playing guitar. He loved The Beatles, movies, art and photography and Sunday drives, especially those with his mom.

Harold is survived by sisters: Maryjane, Rosalie and niece, Lacey Robicheau. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Daniel, in infancy. The family of Harold would like to extend a special thank you to Larry Wagner, Robert Melanson, Stanley Lombard, Tim Cook, Carol Belliveau, the nurses and staff of 4E Yarmouth Regional Hospital and many family friends for their continued support.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm, Sunday, April 7 in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North, with prayers at 2pm. Funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, April 8 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Weymouth. Father Vincent presiding. Donations in Harold's memory can be made to a charity of choice. Leave condolences at www.jaynesweymouth.com


  • Prayers Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Afternoon Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Evening Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019


Harold Robert McGowan

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Catherine LeBlanc

April 7, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family, I have fond memories of working with Harold, one in particular stands out the day John Lennon was killed. Harold was in a daze of disbelief the whole day and probably the week after. He was such a Beatles fan, I wonder if he ever got over it... He was a good guy. He will be missed.

Elaine P

April 6, 2019

We laughed, we cried, we loved ! A gentle soul gone too soon, rest easy now.

Monique Vacon

April 5, 2019

Rosalie, Lacey and Maryjane,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this time.
Deepest sympathies,

Doris Fraser

April 5, 2019

Sending love and prayers to your family during this difficult time.


April 5, 2019

Prayers for the family. Rest in Peace Harold!

Scott Cromwell

April 4, 2019

My deepest condolences to the McGowan family.
Another pal gone to soon!

Shane & Abigail Melanson

April 4, 2019

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Harold was a wonderful man that made work more fun. He will be greatly missed. A donation has been made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Harold.

Mabel Milbury

April 4, 2019

My thoughts are with you MaryJane, Rosalie and Lacey. Cherish the wonderful memories and may they give you comfort & strength during this sad time. Harold will always have a special place in my heart. Love you all. ūüíě

Anthony Pleasant

April 4, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear about Harold , my deepest condolences to the family . He will always be a big part of the Pepsi group and a friend

Louise Kearsley(Jarvis)

April 4, 2019

My condolences to Harold's family.



Harold Robert McGowan was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life. He was tough-minded with the kind of ‚Äústick to it‚ÄĚ attitude. He was also a man who was meticulous, careful, and orderly in everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

      Harold was born on June 10, 1957 at Digby in Nova Scotia. His parents were Clarence and Hermeline McGowan. Harold was raised in Weymouth. He was brought up to be self-confident and self-sufficient. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

      As a young child, Harold was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. Always quiet and artistic Harold developed a variety of interests focusing his attention on music and art. In addition to art and music Harold enjoyed hockey, spending many days skating and playing hockey with friends as a youth. As Harold aged he became interested and curious about the world, in particular global and national politics. However, what Harold enjoyed most was simply spending time with his family and friends.

      Throughout his childhood and youth Harold enjoyed high school as he made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. His favorite class in high school was industrial arts, where he made gifts for his mother, such as a jewelry box. Harold was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation, teaching himself how to play guitar at a young age by watching and listening to others.

      Always considered to be a friend, Harold was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during his life. Since he disliked making generalizations about people and preferred to draw his own conclusions based on direct observation, Harold was able to see beneath the surface of relationships and became a true friend to those who knew him. He was committed to his friends and valued the trust he placed in them.

      Harold greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Harold was always dependable. His primary occupation was truck driver. Harold was employed by Pepsi where he worked as a truck driver for 23 years and recently worked for Innovative Fishery's. Harold worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Harold liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where he was very methodical in how he organized his activities and categorized things. Since he enjoyed his private time, Harold always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were playing music, photography and drawing. Harold was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others, always willing discuss and debate his interests, wanting to learn more.

    Harold Robert McGowan passed away on March 31, 2019 at Yarmouth Hospital. He is survived by sisters: Maryjane, Rosalie and niece, Lacey Robicheau. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Harold was laid to rest in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

      Simple and committed are key words that can be used to describe the life of Harold Robert McGowan. He was committed to living an easy life as a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. Most of all, he was committed to those he loved most, his family.