Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our regimental brother, Harold "Bus" Bilby, at
this sad occasion of his passing.

- The Halifax Rifles Armoury Association
Harold Bilby


Bilby, Harold Douglas “Bus” - 89, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by
his family, May 17, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, just two days short
of his 90th birthday. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late James and Margaret (O’
Brien) Bilby.
Bus enlisted with the Halifax Rifles, F30293, and served
the majority of the Second World War with the 23rd Army Tank Corp
in Europe and India.
He worked as a Signal Maintainer with CNR for 32 years
covering the Maritime provinces. He was a devoted husband and father. He
enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife, Margie and was a faithful member of
Brunswick Street United Church. In retirement he and Marge enjoyed traveling and
camping. He was a 50 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26,
Truro where he spent many years as a volunteer. Bus was also a member of the
Fellowship Masonic Lodge #112 AF+AM. He is survived by twin sons, Gregg,
Dartmouth, Glenn (Debra Williams), Shelburne; sister, Dorothy Blakney, Truro;
brother, Ronald, Toronto; several nieces and nephews and special nieces, Valerie
Spencer, Winnipeg, Donna McNutt, North River. He was predeceased by his wife of
65 years, Margie Lelia (McFadden); sisters, Marjorie Dillman, Katherine Currie,
Gladys Seaman; brother Gordon. An evening of celebration will be held Thursday,
May 20th beginning with a Masonic Tribute Service at 6:30 pm, followed by a Royal
Canadian Legion Branch 26 Tribute Service at 6:45 pm with visitation to follow
these services from 7-9 pm; a Memorial service will be held Friday, May 21st at 11:
00 am, all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with
Rev. David Lutes officiating. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made
at www.colchestercommunity.com

Affiliations

Canadian Armed Forces

United Church of Canada

Masonic Lodge