Harold Jarrell

Obituary of Harold Jarrell

Dr. Harold Claude Jarrell, 71, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2020 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents William Harold Jarrell and Paule Emilienne Tourchot, his brother Leonard, his sister Carol, and his father and mother in-law, Morley and Grace Erratt. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Judy Erratt, their children, David (Amanda) and Amanda (Jared), and proud grandfather to Grayson and baby Jarrell. Cherished brother to June, Raymond, Rita (Ian), Eugene (Tina), and Dennis (Diana) and uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Raised in Kingston, Ontario, he attended Queen’s University, BSc (‘72), MSc (‘75), and PhD (‘78). Harold worked at the National Research Council in Ottawa for 33 years, retiring in 2010. During his career, his significant contributions to science were published over 100 times and his work was widely cited by fellow scientists. During his retirement he spent most of his time on the golf course and at the RCMP curling club with his wife and cherished friends. He took pleasure in traveling the world with his wife and family and visited over 40 countries. He was a loving and humble man with a great sense of humour, a love for reading, an amazing cook, and a sampler of fine wine and Scotch. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family, curling and golf buddies, and the research community. Funeral service will be held at Heritage Funeral Homes on November 30th, 2020 for the immediate family and invited friends. Due to Covid-related restrictions, a livestream will be made available to remotely attend. A celebration of life will also be planned when it is possible to gather to remember Harold. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Harold Jarrell Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to a Queen’s University student in financial need or in Harold’s name to the Ottawa Mission.
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