Obituary of Rev. Harold William Arbo
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On Friday, September 9, 2022, one day shy of his 83rd birthday, Rev. Harold William Arbo of Fredericton, NB, son of the late Rev. Harold and Louise (McEachern) Arbo, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Saviour. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Lucille (Roberts) Arbo; children, Jennifer Sherwood (Brian) and Mark Arbo (Yoko); four grandchildren, Jacob and Kayla Sherwood, Alyssa and Mae Arbo; sister, Joan Murphy; brothers, Pastor Larry Arbo (Reet) and Paul Arbo (Lorraine); several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Roy Murphy.
Harold faithfully served the Lord pastoring various churches around New Brunswick from the age of 19, until his 70s. During that time, Christ’s calling also took him to St. John's, Newfoundland, as well as the Baptist Convention Office. Harold took very little from people… but gave so very much. Whether it was a bereaved family, a scared prisoner, a nervous young pastor, a homeless addict or one of his own children or grandchildren, his love and patience seemed limitless. Harold felt compassion in a way that compelled him to intervene. His love was steeped in wisdom and backed by a tireless work ethic as well as a deep faith that God still heals and restores. As a result, his life impacted a great many churches, neighbourhoods, and countless individuals.
Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A celebration of his life of love and service will be held at The Drive Church, 150 Greenwood Drive, Fredericton, NB on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 11 am. A private burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Saint John, NB. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Outflow Ministry, York Care Foundation, or Alzheimer Society. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com