Member Biography

Harold Barling Smith

(1923.?.? - 1990.09.01)
Commission #123

Harold B. Smith of South Berwick, Nova Scotia died Saturday, September 1st, 1990 at Blanchard-Fraser Memorial Hospital, Kentville, Aged 67. Mr. Smith was born in Smithville, Inverness County, Cape Breton, the son of Edward and Jane (Johnston) Smith. He was a veteran of the Second World War who, after demobilization, attended "Major Church's School." On graduation from Church's third post-war class, he was commissioned as a Nova Scotia Land Surveyor on December 14th, 1948. Following a period of survey practice in New Glasgow, Mr. Smith joined the Legal Surveys Division of the federal Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa.

Mr. Smith obtained his Saskatchewan Land Surveyors' Commission. No. 123. on October 31st. 1953. He worked for Saskatchewan's Department of Natural Resources and for the Department of Agricultural in a survey capacity. He also worked in the private sector with Kent Phillips and Associates until 1961 when he opened his own firm H.B. Smith and Associates. In 1963 he returned to Nova Scotia, took up residence near Kentville and there practised land surveying until his retirement a few years ago.

He is survived by his wife, the former Isabel Armstrong of Middleton; five sons, Eric, Kingston; Donald, Montreal; Michael, Guelph; David, Dartmouth; and Roderick, Sackville; and a daughter, Colleen (Mrs. Stephen Orr), of Mount Albert, Ontario.

A memorial service was held in Berwick on September 6th, with interment of ashes at Berwick Cemetery.

From SLSA Newsletter, January, 1991