The Sheffield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Keith Wileman) announced the passing of Band Reservist Harold Fisher on 26 July 2013.
Fisher was born to Salvationist parents in Chesterfield in 1941, where he grew up and progressed through the ranks, eventually becoming corps bandmaster. After transferring to Sheffield Citadel in more recent years, he proved to be conscientious and reliable, and was a much-respected member of the senior band – testimony of which was evident by the distance that some of the younger bandsmen traveled to be present at the thanksgiving service for his life. In addition to his duty with the band, Fisher also took on the positions of Songster Sergeant, Songster Secretary and Publications Sergeant. He went out of his way to ensure that everyone was welcome at the corps and was consistent in all his duties.
Having spent his entire working life with Chesterfield Borough Council, Fisher was working as Housing Manager for Staveley & District when he was instrumental in providing accommodations for the Salvation Army to recommence its witness in Staveley. This work continues today.
Fisher’s faith and witness was constant, even through a long and debilitation illness leading to his Promotion to Glory. Although greatly missed by family and friends, he will be remembered as a true Christian gentleman.
Sheffield Citadel Band web site, original report by Major Les Taylor