Mary and Harold Orr 70th Anniversary – Member’s Statement

Oct 26, 2023 | In the Legislature

Mr. Love: — Mr. Speaker, today I rise to celebrate two wonderful constituents, Harold and Mary Orr, for achieving an incredible milestone — 70 years of marriage. This is not just a testament to enduring love, but is also a shining example of unwavering commitment to family, community, and faith. Harold Orr, a distinguished engineer, a member of the Order of Canada since 2017, and recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022, not only excelled in his professional life, but also exemplified the true meaning of partnership in his marriage to Mary. His groundbreaking work in energy-efficient construction left an indelible mark on the world of engineering and sustainability.

And standing alongside Harold at every step of the way has been Mary, his remarkable wife. Mary is not just a partner. She is the backbone of their family, the cornerstone of their household, and a pillar in their faith community. Her hospitality and expansive love created a sanctuary for many and she ensured their children had access to opportunities inside and outside the home. Together the couple raised 12 children, became grandparents to 22, and have 29 great-grandchildren. As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we honour not only their incredible achievements but also the profound love and faith that sustained them. I ask all members to join me in celebrating Harold and Mary Orr, a couple whose story stands as a testament to love, commitment, and service to their community and province. Thank you, Mr. Speaker