Harvey Norman Coll  19402017

Harvey Norman Coll 19402017

Harvey Norman Coll
Coll, Harvey Norman Truro,
Born in 1940 in North Sydney Cape Breton, Harvey passed away
peacefully December 6th, 2017 Colchester East
Hants Health Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia at the age of 77. He was
predeceased by his wife of 56 years Geraldine Coll this past March
2017 as well as his parents Clarence and Anna Coll. He is survived by
his sisters Karen Burningham (nee Coll) & Judy Gallagher (nee
Coll), his brothers Jim and Fred Coll, his son Douglas and
daughter-in-law Brooke, his grandsons Matthew & Ian. Harvey
was intensely proud of his service to the Royal Canadian Air Force
(RCAF). After graduating from the CN Telegraph School as a
Cryptographer, Harvey joined the RCAF in 1957 with early postings to
Lachine, PQ, Resolute Bay, NWT, Trenton, ON and Kingston, ON. From
1965 to 1969, Harvey served as a Canadian Forces representative to the
NATO 4th Allied Tactical Air Force in Ramstein
Germany. He received the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement
recognizing meritorious service and outstanding contribution to the
NATO mission. In 1977, Harvey was awarded the Queens Jubilee medal for
his outstanding service to Canada, the youngest Master Warrant Officer
in Canadian Forces history to receive the honor. In 1979, while
stationed in Penhold, Alberta, Harvey received the Air Command
“Commanders Commendation” in recognition of outstanding
service and exceptional devotion to duty and community. He was
promoted to Chief Warrant Officer in 1979. To Harvey, this was one of
his greatest personal accomplishments in his military
career. The family was then posted to CFB Halifax where
Harvey assumed the position of “Base Chief” of
Canada’s largest naval base. After his storied
career in the military, Harvey went on to have an accomplished
corporate career working for some of Atlantic Canada’s best
companies. Manager, Training Staffing & Development National
Sea Products. VP Human Resources at Lawton’s Drug Stores.
Managing Partner of Murray Axmith Atlantic and finally his own
consulting business Leadervision Atlantic. Harvey also served as
President of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia.
Affectionately known as “Harv”, those who had the privilege
of knowing him would describe him as an exemplary emotionally
intelligent leader, a mentor, a coach, a great friend, a wonderful
Father & Grandfather, a loving and loyal
husband….simply a good man. Unless of course you happened
to be in the military walking around in an untidy, un-pressed uniform
or dirty, unpolished shoes, then you had the unfortunate pleasure of
meeting Chief Warrant Officer Harvey Coll, responsible for the dress,
deportment & discipline of his command. Harv had an amazing
sense of humour, loved a good joke and probably could be accused of
telling too many bad ones. He cherished his time with the crew at
McDonalds every morning. In fact he refused to live with his family in
Ontario because of how much he loved those guys. He was an avid golfer
and cherished his memberships at Northumberland & Truro. He
was proud to claim the family record for two holes in one in his
lifetime. Thank you to the kind nurses and doctors who cared for our
family in this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to
Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, where a
Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 2:00pm –
3:30pm, Sunday, December 10th, 2017. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, the Heart
& Stroke Foundation or the Colchester East Hants Health
Centre. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by
viewing Harvey’s obituary and selecting “Send A
Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

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Death notice for the town of: Truro, Province: Nova Scotia

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