Harold Prout

A photo of Harold Prout


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

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Bill and family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. May you find comfort in all the memories of him. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Billy Tammy and families. So sorry to hear about passing of dad & grandpa thinking of you uncle John aunt Donna

Please accept our deepest condolences for you and your family's loss.

Bill and family, I’m very sorry for your loss, we’re thinking of you and hoping you all get through this difficult time. From Skylar and Justin

Bill and family We are so very sorry for your loss. Sincerest sympathy Kaye and Fred

Although we have not spoke in quite some time Johanna, I think of you often and have many fond memories of working with you. I am so sorry to read of your loss and my thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family.

To the Prout Family: I am so sorry to hear about Harold's passing. I knew him from working on the floor at Siemens/Canadian Fram. I did not know him well but anytime I talked with him he was very very nice and very caring. We had a nice chat just before our Retirees Luncheon. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

To all the Prout family: Would like to send my condolence to the family. I remember being at the family home many, many times with Lorna & Eleanor. Also, working at the Bloomfield Truck Stop and many long talks with Harold about the good old day. Patt Stewart

My deepest sympathy Johanna and family.. such a nice man.

Tammy and family. Our deepest sympathy to you and the whole family

Tammy and Billy and Families So sorry to read of your father's death. He use to work for Grant and Laidlaw's. Treasure all your fun memories from over the previous years. Hugs Pat and Grant

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Cousin Harold will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Very sad to hear of Harolds passing and so glad I stopped in last fall to see how retirement was going as we had a great chat about motorcycling and the good times at Meritor ....cheers Harold


Bill & Family .... Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you & hoping you find some peace during this difficult time. Barb Miller ( Dubuque )

Bill and Tammy and families, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you all.

Bill and family sorry to hear about the passing of you father. It seems like just yesterday he was in our shop talking about family,jobs,sports etc. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Debb and Dan Vink

Bill and family sorry to hear about the passing of you father. It seems like just yesterday he was in our shop talking about family,jobs,sports etc. Our deepest codolences and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Debb and Dan Vink

Tammy, We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your father. Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.

With a very saddened heart Wes and myself hold you ( the family ) in our thoughts at this most difficult time ...

So sorry for your loss Lorna and families. Don and Anne Gammage