James Harold Bull

July 8, 1928 - February 23, 2021

Funeral Details: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

James Harold Bull died peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, age 92 in Newmarket. He is survived by his dearly loved wife of 68 years Beverley Leech; his children David (Helga), Barry (Anne), Steve (Linda), Sandra Robinson (Mike) and Suzanne Bull-Seitz; grandchildren Kyle, Kevin (Rosalie), Michael (Julie), Jenna (Ben), Alyssa, Craig and Scott Bull, Amanda Robinson and Hannah (Clayton), Stephanie, Corey, Michelle, Nathan and Andrea Seitz; and great granddaughter Nora Bull. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Earl, Archie, and Weldon and is survived by his sister Ruth Spence and brother Herb and many nieces and nephews. Harold was raised on Summit Farm near Jefferson, ON. As an adult he worked as a licensed mechanic for many years, then returned to farming in Richmond Hill and later in Cedar Valley where he also had an equestrian and boarding center. Harold liked to travel and especially enjoyed outdoor activities such as canoeing, camping and skiing. He loved the Lord and throughout his life was very involved in church and youth ministries, teaching, leading crafts and hikes. Harold was a true servant of God and impacted the lives of many. Thanks to family and friends for your love and prayers, and to the staff at Newmarket Health Centre for their care. Memorial donations may be made to Pine Orchard Camp (http://pineorchardcamp.com/). A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York and condolences may be forwarded through peacefultransition.ca


9 Condolences
  • Rev. Terry & Cindy Gibson
    Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Reply

    Harold will be missed by his family & friends and will forever be remembered as a man who loved and served God in the most practical ways. He often spoke of the “creator”, of his “property on the other side”, of the “good groceries” after hearing a sermon that he liked. He lived a good life on earth, but his mindset was more focused on heaven where he now resides. He loved his sweetheart of 68 years and his children and grandchildren & great grandchild were his pride & joy. Harold was always willing to lend a helping hand and he fixed our vehicles on several occasions with willingness and generosity. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain.

  • Bev and Brian Bell
    Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Reply

    We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your father rest in peace. Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.

  • Darlene (McFarland) and Anthony Suchy
    Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Bev and family. I have many fond memories from the Pine Orchard Camp days and riding at the farm. My mom, Maureen also sends her prayers.

  • Violet & Janice Kirton
    Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2021 Reply

    Sending our condolences to your family. We have very fond memories of Harold at Pine Orchid Camp.. Vi remembers him in the dining hall always helping with meals. Harold an Bill can be rejoicing in Heaven together.

  • Rick Brouwer
    Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Reply

    So sorry to hear about your Dad, brought back memories of the home on oxford street

  • Pastor Michael and Kelli Gibney
    Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Reply

    It is with mixed emotions that we write this tribute regarding our dear friend and brother in Christ Harold Bull. We were so blessed to have Harold and Bev join us for worship every Sunday for many years. Harold also sat on our board for many years and we benefitted from his wise and discerning input. His love for Christ was always evident. Harold was also a man of prayer and he loved to study the Word of God both privately and in our group study. Harold Bull was uncle Harold to so many youth at Pine Orchard camp over the years and is fondly remembered for his patient skill helping the youth build go-carts and make camp fires. We grieve our loss yet we rejoice Harold’s home going. “Going Home I’m going home, there is nothing to hold me here. I’ve caught a glimpse of that heavenly land, Praise God! I’m going home!” Thank you Lord for our blessed brother! Until we meet again!

  • Scott& Darlene Daniels
    Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2021 Reply


  • Diana Brandenburg
    Posted on: Sunday, March 7, 2021 Reply

    Deepest Condolences on behalf of the Brandenburg Family. Harold, Gail, Kelly, Diana & Janet.

  • Tom Graham
    Posted on: Monday, March 8, 2021 Reply

    Bev and Family
    We are sorry to hear about Harold. Our families shared some great memories.
    Condolences from the Graham Family

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