A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date
Harold Leslie “Bill” Prout of Merlin, loved husband and best friend of Johanna, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday December 31, 2017 at the age of 71 years. He was the son of the late Ethel & Leslie Prout and the proud father of Bill Prout (Susan) of Highgate and Tammy Fisher of Chatham. He was loved by his grandchildren Rachel, Derian, Rylee and Gavyn. He will be missed by Johanna’s family including Diana and Isabell and their children Matt, Nikki, Nadine, Chelsee and Aubrey. Harold is survived by his three sisters Shirley Wright (late Earl), Lorna Jean Cowley (Don) and Elenor Dease (Ken). He will be missed by his longtime friends Kingsley & Phyliss Davidson and their family.
Harold wore many hats in his life. He worked as a millwright for many years at Meritor in Chatham, he drove truck and he farmed in Raleigh Township which he loved very much. But his creative passion was in his shop where he could always be found designing, building or fixing anything that he put his mind to. He was the kind of man who would give a helping hand to anyone in need.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Harold’s life will take place at a later date. Friends wishing to remember him with a memorial donation are asked to consider Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Ronald McDonald House. Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangements. Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com