Passed away peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Thursday, October 24, 2013.  HAROLD “POP” FINLAYSON, 85 years, was a lifelong Petrolia resident.  He will be missed by his wife of 50 years Joyce (nee Walker).  Pop was predeceased by parents George and Lily (nee Ferns) Finlayson, his sisters Valera and Russ McCallum, Marion Hoven, and Leone Williamson, and his brothers Ross and Irene Finlayson and Vaughan and Grace Finlayson.  He is survived by his brother-in-law Archie and Maxine Hoven.  He was an uncle to Darlene (Ron) Armstrong, Terry (Sandra) McCallum, Roger (Judy) Williamson, Pat (Jim) Joy, the late George (Kathy) Hoven, Larry Finlayson, and the late Jim (Alice) Finlayson.  Harold will be missed by his special great nephew Jason and his wife Joycelyn, and their children Nicholis and Mya.  Harold retired after 40 years of service with the Petrolia and North Enniskillen Fire Department.  Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia,  where a funeral service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the First Baptist Church or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.   Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at

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