Harold Dort

Obituary of Harold David Dort

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Harold David Dort- age 90, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024, in the Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Dad was a free spirit, he lived life as a hard-working fisherman who was the Captain of his life, and left the boats at 86 years of age. He loved the land, ocean, nature, hunting, berry picking, having visits from his family and friends. His goal was to live out his days at his property in Cole Harbor, Guysborough County. Dad got his wish and we are so grateful for the Home Care workers and wonderful neighbor/friend/ Steve who gave him daily care. Dad was known as Relic in Cole Harbor; he was also a taxi driver, offshore fisherman, and an owner/operator/Captain during his lobster fishing career. His generosity to his family was always on his mind. He loved to watch wrestling as well as Coronation Street on tv. His weekends would be spent listening to Newfoundland music while sitting in his chair looking at his beautiful view of the harbor. Checkers with his homecare friends, and jokes with Steve, who kept him laughing.


You went to work each day at dawn

Returned as darkness fell

We didn’t know how tired you were

Or asked if all was well

Year end, year out you met our needs

Without complaint or woe

Today, we thank you from our hearts

Please know, we love you so

Dad will be sadly missed by his oldest son Michael (Juanita), Canso, Middle son Brian (Darlene) Spryfield, and youngest son Kevin (Tonya), Masstown; grandchildren, Rachael, Erin, Stephen, Gregory, Rachelle, Olivia, Matthew, Sarah; and 6 great grandchildren. Dad is also survived by his brother Albert Dort, Stewiacke, David Dort, Cole Harbor Village Guys Co, Vicky Avery, Antigonish, Isabelle Bond, Port Felix, Gladys Sangster (New Harbour) . Dad was predeceased by his parents, Alphonso and Maimie, His wife Mary (Bennett), brothers Jim, Walter, Donald. His sisters, Anne, Maisie.

With love and appreciation to our dads’ caregivers in his 5 days of care at the Guysborough Memorial Hospital, we the family would like to express our heartful thanks for being with dad to make him comfortable and kept him safe.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life for Mom and Dad will be held at the cottage in Cole Harbor at a later date in June. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com

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Harold Dort

1933 - 2024

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