570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond” in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.
This week we shine the spotlight on a Kitchener senior who is a hero to the residents of Fran Ellen Crescent, in the expressway and Trussler Road area.
Harold Govier was nominated by Scott Schultz, who says despite being in his senior years, Harold never fails to look after anyone in the neighbourhood who needs their driveway or sidewalk cleared. “He has made quite an impact on our family, and on others on the street. He’s always out. He lends a hand to anyone who needs it. He’s always got a snow shovel, a dirt shovel, a rake or snowblower. He never sits still and he’s always looking for someone to help.”
Scott says Harold even keeps the community mailboxes clear if the snowbanks are piled high. Scott calls Harold the definition of a gentleman, who takes pride in his ability to help others, no matter what the task.