It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Delbert (Deb) McDonald Harris, on Thursday, November 26th, 2020, at the age of 92.
Stationary Engineer, Hoisting Engineer, Power Squadron Commander (1969-‘73), hunter, fisherman, carpenter, resort operator, pilot, world traveller and international builder in The Philippines, Italy, Barbados, Ireland, Tuktoyaktuk, Whitewater Lake, Cambridge Bay and Baffin Islands. Known for his love of family, Deb’s legacy is that of Loyalty and Love; appreciated for his calm and thoughtful kindness, and welcoming nature. His door was always open.
Beloved husband of June (Raby) for 64 years. Devoted father of Dan Harris (Sheri), Shelley Weichel (Sam), Bev Dobson (Dave), Nancy Harris, Glen Harris, Eric Harris (Tanya), Guy Harris (Renee), Nikki Harris, and the late Dexter Harris. Loving “Papa” to twenty-five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Dear brother of Audrey Young (Doug), Marcia Groskorth (Bob), Sandra Harris (Jack), and the late Lois Ryder (George). Brother-in-law of Ross Raby (Marilyn).
Always admired. Always loved. Never forgotten.
Resting at the Logan Funeral Home, where family will receive visitors on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. (subject to covid capacity restrictions). A Private Family Service in Celebration of Deb’s life will take place, followed by interment at Sylvan Acres Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The War Amps, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, or the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
We would like to send our condolences to June and her family. We will miss our life long friend. So many good times and memories. He will missed.
Peter and Laurette Agnello-Peter Agnello
So sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Harris. Such a good man and so proud of his family. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.
Cindy and Joe Profit-Cindy Profit
Sorry for your loss. Sympathies to the Harris Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.-Wayne and Shirley Thompson
We (the Bowles Family) were saddened to hear of your passing into the next realm. We last came to celebrate one of your Birthdays and were so happy to see you surrounded by many Family and Friends as what is said to be true your and June's door was always open 💖 I remember that to be, from the first time I came to the Harris House. What profoundly kept you both in my heart was when you both came to comfort me when I lost my own Son as only Parents who lost a Child can fathom what we face. Your Dexter was my Dustin, that you will now meet in Heaven and make up for time lost on Earth. I'll never forget the kindness You and June showed me in understanding that put us beyond just Friends. I can never repay but to be there for you both in your time of need and comfort. As you now leave this world, go onto to hunt, fish, boating and snow mobiling with Love and Enjoy 😍We will miss you Deb XO-Heather Hall
i am sorry to here about Deb. He was a wonder full man all my best.-Regan Barker
Please accept my deepest sympathy, to the whole extended family. I am so sorry for your loss.
I met Deb Harris in 1972, when he showed his honour and compassion and generosity with an act of courage and kindness. He had recently suffered through a prolonged family tragedy ending in a funeral. My grandfather, a Power Squadron bridge officer, died a few days later. Deb Harris, for whom a return to a funeral home must have been traumatic, nevertheless put on his Power Squadron Commander’s blazer with full regalia, and came to offer his condolences. Such generosity of spirit is never forgotten.
We are very lucky to be able to experience this “Legacy of Loyalty and Love”, as are all who know your family. Thinking of you all.-Kamal Pandya
June, I want to offer my deepest condolences to you and to your family. I will always remember Deb’s characteristic help and kindness during the early days of the Georgian IV. His life was authentically successful and well lived.-Stewart McCann
We will deeply miss Deb. He was a great man filled with kindness and love. He will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.-Alena, Pete, Piper and Hunter Ingram
We are sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. What a wonderful man and incredible legacy. Condolences to June and the entire Harris clan during this difficult time.-Susan and Joe King
Guy, sorry to here about the passing of your father. To you and your family know that my prayers are with you through this difficult time, complicated by the non traditional necessities forced upon us by Covid-19.-Daniel Shoebottom
My condolences to the Harris family.-Marlene Elliott
so sorry to hear of your loss
I have many fond memories from being around the Harris household when i moved to the area in the mid 70s. I remember Mr Harris as a warm, welcoming, generous man with a great sense of humor.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Deb. My deepest condolences.
Mildred Thill (one of Sandra’s strays)