Harold BRINE

Harold Joseph Brine, the last survivor of the Springhill Bump from 1958, passed away on June 25, 1932, in Springhill, NS. It is with deep sadness that we announce his peaceful passing at home on 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. Harold’s wife, Murriel; daughter, Bonnie; granddaughter, LuAnne; dear neighbor, Jody; and the rest of the family, including his grandson Darren (Sheri) and great-grandson Andrew, who couldn’t be physically present but were there in spirit, had the honor of being with him in his final moments. His strong presence will be dearly missed by his cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, and their children. Harold will be remembered as a caring, kind, generous, humble, and courageous individual.

Aside from being an important part of Springhill’s history, Harold made a significant decision to utilize Medical Assistance in Dying, a choice he felt privileged to have. He expressed gratitude towards everyone who supported him during this challenging period. His cremation has already taken place in accordance with his wishes, and there will be no service. Harold will find his final resting place in the Mapleton Cemetery in Nova Scotia. In remembrance of him, donations can be made to the Heart and Lung Association.

In memory of Harold, the last survivor of the Springhill Bump from 1958, we mourn his passing on June 25, 1932, in Springhill, NS. Surrounded by his beloved wife, Murriel; daughter, Bonnie; granddaughter, LuAnne; dear neighbor, Jody; and other family members who couldn’t be physically present but were there in spirit, Harold peacefully left this world in 2023. His presence will be dearly missed by his loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and their children. Known for his caring, kind, generous, humble, and courageous nature, Harold made a significant impact on the community.

Acknowledging Harold’s importance to the history of Springhill, Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County and former member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, assured him that his memory would live on. Harold’s decision to use Medical Assistance in Dying was a brave one, and he was grateful for the care he received during this difficult period. Cremation has already occurred as per his wishes, and a service will not be held. His final resting place will be in the Mapleton Cemetery in Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.

The passing of Harold Joseph Brine on June 25, 1932, in Springhill, NS, leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him. Surrounded by his wife, Murriel; daughter, Bonnie; granddaughter, LuAnne; dear neighbor, Jody; and his loving family members whose physical presence was absent, Harold peacefully departed from this world in 2023. His absence will be deeply felt by his cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, and their children. Recognized for his caring, kind, generous, humble, and courageous nature, Harold was a remarkable individual.

Apart from his personal impact, Harold held significance in Springhill’s history. Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County and former member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, ensured that Harold’s memory would endure. In the face of difficulty, Harold chose Medical Assistance in Dying and was grateful for the support he received throughout this trying time. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated, and no service will be held. His final resting place will be the Mapleton Cemetery in Nova Scotia. Donations to the Heart and Lung Association are welcomed as a tribute to his memory.

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