Remembering Harold Wilson

Mar 3, 2023

Today we said goodbye and gave thanks for the life of Harold Wilson.

Harold was a RITI guest and daily presence in our lives for many years. A former firefighter, Harold was proud of his service. We’ll remember Harold and how he would saunter in with the news of the day or to ask how we were doing – sometimes bringing a new guest with him to help them find shelter for the night. Harold was always listening, always watching, and always ready to let you know he was one of the oldest (and wisest) people in the room. We are so grateful and honored to have known Harold. He will be missed by all who knew him at RITI as we remember him with smiles and stories.
Lisa shared this scripture passage at his graveside today-
2 Corinthians 5:
“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling— if indeed, when we have taken it off we will not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan under our burden, because we wish not to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.”
Rest well now, Harold.


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