Morris, Harry Bernard

Morris, Harry Bernard

December 17th, 2017

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Bernard Morris in his 87th year. Harry passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 with his family by his side. Beloved husband and best friend of Denise Morris for 56 years. Cherished father of Maureen Morris, Susan Gibbins, and Melanie Szaban. Special father-in-law of Tom Delaney, Dave Gibbins, and Chris Szaban. Extremely proud Grandpa of Erin, Matthew, Meaghan, Katherine, Virginia, James, Ryan, Lukas, and Ellie. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen Vrielink and Patricia Sopp. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. Harry was a true gentleman. He was kind, generous, thoughtful and always interested in others. His optimism and good sense of humour remained to the end. Harry deeply loved his family and taught us all the meaning of family, unconditional love and support. A puller of teeth, a storyteller, a teacher of reading, bike riding and love of music to his grandchildren. A lifelong and dedicated employee and retiree of 3M Canada. Harry’s family appreciates the extraordinary care given by Doctor Mawji and his team. Special thanks to the compassionate health care professionals on the 4th, 9th and 10th floors of University Hospital as well as the caring staff at Chartwell Riverside. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place. Interment to take place in his birthplace of Montreal this spring. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in the memory of Harry are asked to consider Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or a charity of your choice.



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Jillian CurtinMadame Denise, Maureen, Susie, and Melanie, I am so very sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He was a wonderful person - filled with class, dignity, and humour. I was truly blessed to have known him fo so long. He was a wonderful neighbour and he will be missed by all of us on Runnymede.
Bob and Nancy LLoyd Denise and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Kathy & Michael KenrickDenise, saddened to hear of Harry's passing. Our deepest sympathies are with you and the family at this time. A great guy, so many fond memories over the years.....God bless him.
Judy McLachlin & FamilyDear Denise, Maureen, Susie, and Melanie - I am very saddened to hear of Harry's passing. He was a very loving husband, a proud father and grandfather. His face would always light up whenever he talked about any of you. He took his illness with great strength and dignity, never complaining, and talked about how he had had a very blessed life and that he was prepared for whatever was to come. I think that that was his final lesson to each and every one of us. He will be missed by, not only his family, but by his many friends.
Bob & Murielle PearceSo sad to hear of Harry's passing. I worked with Harry many years at 3M and we had a great working relationship. BOB
Vince & Jessie Cinq-MarsDenise, so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. Always had a good relationship with Harry and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.
Moira SchmidtArno and I were sorry to hear of your fathers passing. It is never easy to loose a partner or parent. They leave a large hole that only fond memories can fill. Our condolences to your family.
Mamadou Gatta BA Chère Denise C'est avec une grande tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de votre mari. Je te présente mes sincères condoléances ainsi qu'à toute ta famille..Bon courage
Geneviève MorinChère Denise: je t'offre mes sincères condoléances. Je pense à toi et te souhaite bon courage durant ces moments difficiles.
Mira El-JobeiliChère Denise: Que Dieu te donne la force et le courage pour surmonter ces moments difficiles.Je pense à toi! Mes sincères condoléances.
Carole PerraudNous pensons tous à toi, Denise, et nous avons beaucoup de peine pour toi. Mes condoléances.
Paula Highley (Kaniewski)Denise, I am sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. You and Harry were good friends of my parents. Your children and grandchildren will provide comfort at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Johanne Mayer HylandChère Denise, quelle grande perte dans ta vie. Que Dieu te donne la force en ces moments difficiles. Tu es dans nos pensées. Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi et ta famille.
Glen BandieraDear Maureen and family, I am profoundly saddened by your loss. I never had a chance to meet Harry but he sounds like a remarkable man. My thoughts are with you.
Karim BATTOUChère Denise Je tiens de tout cœur à te présenter à toi et à tes enfants ainsi qu à ta famille et celle de ton feu époux mes sincères condoléances. Je suis sûr qu'ayant vécu auprès de toi, il a eu une vie très heureuse.
Jessica CurtinDear Madame Denise and family. I am so sad and sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He was such a great man and neighbor. I will always warmly remember our many backyard chats. My absolute deepest sympathy to you all at this time.
Bob & Connie NelsonOur thoughts and prayers are with you, Dianne
Bob & Connie NelsonOur thoughts and prayers are with you, Denise.
Thad KaniewskiDenise. Laurie and I were saddened to hear of Harry's passing. There are lots of good memories with Harry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Barbara & Janusz SzabanDear Denise, it was with great sadness that we've heard about Harry's passing. The news was not entirely unexpected but still difficult to accept and utterly devastating. Harry was always a true gentleman, great companion, loving father and grandfather, and Chris has been lucky to have entered your family. We have loved you both, and our thoughts and prayers are with you, Melanie, Maureen and Sue. You have our deepest sympathy.
Kevin And Jennifer SoppAunt Denise, Maureen, Sue, and Melanie Your loss is felt way out here on the west coast. Be strong knowing uncle Harry touched so many people with his kind hearted ness, devotion to family, and genuine concern for everyone’s well being. A true champion and great uncle. Sending our thoughts and condolences during this tough time. Love you all Kevin and Jennifer
Patricia BeauregardChère Denise, mes plus sincères sympathies à toi et tes proches. Mes pensées et prières sont pour vous.
Meg and Kenny FergussonSo glad we got to connect with Harry, Denise and the family in recent years and so sad to hear of his passing. His love and pride in you all was so evident, and we were lucky to have his warmth reach the American branch. Condolences to you all.
Scott & Meg WarrenWe are saddened to hear of the loss of Harry. He was so important to my father and aunt Carol who spoke of him so often. I'm glad to have seen him in recent years. Love from your cousins south of the boarder.
Chris TrevelyanDear Maureen, I’m very sorry to hear that your father, Harry, has passed away. Please know that my thoughts and heart are with you and your family during this emotional time. May you all gather together in the best possible way. Chris
Adèle SéguinChère Denise, tes filles, leurs enfants, petits enfants et surtout Matthew et Erin, Je vous envoie mes plus sincères condoléances en ce temps difficile. Mes pensées sont avec vous.
Allan and Kay HickDear Denise and family : We were deeply saddened when we heard of Harry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time. He was a brave man to endure and suffer from his illness. Our deepest condolences to all the Morris family.
Imane AounMes condoléances chère Denise!Que Dieu t'aide dans ces moments difficiles.
Suzanne MercierChère Denise, mes sincères condoléances. Ce que je me rappellerai toujours, c'est que dans le salon du personnel ou dans nos rencontres dans les restos, quand tu nous parlais de Harry, la dévotion et l'amour que tu lui portais étaient évidents. Vous formiez un couple uni et heureux. Et ces souvenirs de 56 ans de bonheur seront ta consolation.
Richard & LynneDear Denise, We were very saddened by the news that Harry had passed. He was such a wonderful human being and will dearly be missed by all of us, his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this sad time. Richard & Lynne
Derek, Lauren, and Wyatt TomsonI was so saddened to hear the news about Harry. He was a great man - always so interested in what was going on in your life, great at telling a joke, and clearly loved spending time with family and friends. I'm so sorry for your loss Denise - you guys have a relationship that every married couple should strive for. All of our thoughts and prayers. Love, Derek, Lauren and Wyatt Tomson
Dianne and Udo TomsonDear Denise, Harry set the bar for all the cousins that followed as to how to live life. He was a caring, kind and sensitive man, who truly valued family. Never a complainer, despite his many health issues, he accepted his limitations gracefully. We will miss his “Christmas calls”, and the genuine interest he showed in what was happening in the lives of others. Nor will we forget “Harry’s harum” and his beautiful smile. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. With fondness, Dianne and Udo
Tara HargraveChere Denise, Même si je n’ai pas eu le privilège de rencontrer ton grand amour Harry, j’ai le sentiment de le connaître à travers tes belles histoires et la manière même dont tu parles de lui. Que Dieu te donne la force dans les moments difficiles. Saches que nous sommes de tout cœur avec toi et à ta disposition si tu as besoin de quoi que ce soit. Tu es dans nos pensées. Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi et ta famille. Amitiés, Tara et Mary
Cindy RosenChère Denise et Famille, Je m’excuse du retard mais je voulais que tu saches que je pense à toi et même si j’a eu juste une occasion de rencontrer Harry, j’a pu voir quelle belle personne il était et à quel point vous vous aimez. Mes sincères condoléances, Cindy
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