It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Hennigar, age 86 of Quesnel B.C. Harold passed on February 6, 2016 in G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital surrounded by most of his immediate family.
Harold lived a full life the way he chose and ultimately died of heart failure. Harold was born in Campbellton N.B. in 1929 to Jack and Louise Hennigar (nee Jagoe). He rode the railcars west and arrived in Quesnel in 1947. Harold met and married Maryanna Penner in 1952. Harold had many occupations throughout his life including a logger, sawyer, danger tree removal, auto wrecking and towing, owned Quesnel Ambulance (1971-1975), paramedic, oilfield safety consultant, truck driver and equipment operator. Harold Hennigar along with his pre-deceased brother George Hennigar are founding members of the Quesnel Rodeo Association. We don’t think Harold ever stopped working but did slow down at the age of about 75. Harold is predeceased by most of his 17 siblings and is survived by two sisters Anna Carvill of Kemptville Ontario, Beatrice Wilson of Tidehead New Brunswick and sisters-in-law Diane Hennigar/Fletcher of Quesnel, Gertrude Hennigar of Hudson Hope and Jeanette Hennigar of Victoria. He is also survived by Maryanna and all of their children, Bee, Martin (Judy), Randy, Sandra (Cliff) Doonan, Wesley, Wanda and Tania. Harold is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
There will be no service at this time; however the family is planning a gathering and a celebration of life in the summer. We will post information in the Cariboo Observer for all who wish to attend. The Hennigar Family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to the paramedics, the doctors, nurses and support staff of G.R. Baker Hospital, and to Diane Hennigar/Fletcher for her support and communication with getting the word out. We would also like to give special thanks to Luc Laprairie of La Prairie’s Alternate Funeral Services in Williams Lake for providing an economic cremation as per Harold’s wishes.