Harris, Neil David

Harris, Neil David

April 1st, 2020

Passed peacefully at Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in his 73rd year. Loving husband of Christine. Much loved father of Jeff and his wife Julie Harris, Colleen Harris and her husband Chris Boucher, and Jon Harris and his wife Julia Hall. Cherished Papa to Sophia and Luca Harris, Ben and Chloe Boucher, and Ella and Olivia Harris.  Dear brother of Lynn Tyhurst and her husband Tom and brother-in-law of Rick Magier and his wife Gloria. Also missed by his nieces and nephews: Andrew (Angie) Tyhurst, Genny Tyhurst, Megan (Brad) Gawley, Michael, Chad (Melanie) and Andrea Magier. Neil was an elementary school teacher for 33 years in Chatham-Kent.  He was passionate about learning to build things such as stained glass or handy with his hands around the house. He loved to sing!  You would often hear him singing in the church choir at St. Ursula Parish in Chatham or in Port Stanley.  He was patient and kind and a devoted Husband, Father and Papa. Always willing to listen and chat with you about anything.  His company, friendship and devotion to his family will be forever missed. A private memorial ceremony will take place and a Celebration of Life will be planned in the future. Those wishing to donate in memory of Neil are asked to consider giving to London Health Sciences Foundation at www.lhsf.ca or cheques can be mailed to Rock Steady Boxing, 1180 Quinton Rd, London ON, N6H 4R1.

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Paul and Karen DevereuxSo very sorry for your loss Lynn! Our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Bill and Janice Dickerson Lynn, so sorry to hear about your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donna and EricWe are so sorry to hear of your loss, Christine, Jeff, Jon and Colleen! May your memories comfort you and carry you forward by his example! Big hugs all around! ❤️
Wayne and Phyllis JantziChris and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Neil was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Don SararasChris & Family - my sincere condolences on your loss. I was fortunate enough to be Neil's Corner Man on many occasions at boxing class. He was a fighter, always smiling and so proud of his family - we will all miss him.
Cathy and Len ElliottChris, Jeff, Colleen, Jon, Lynn and families - extending our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chris IsardI am so very sore for your loss Chris, Jeff, Jon and Colleen. My heart is with you.
Bill and Carol PrimeLynn, we’re very sorry for your loss and are praying for you and your family for comfort and strength at this time.
Dave and Charlene DarelLynn, so sorry to hear of your loss of a much loved brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sach & Rose BonaldoOur sincere sympathy our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time so sorry to hear of your loss
Ole and Tuula NielsenOur sincerest condolences Chris to you and your family. We'll miss watching him wash the car, sincerely Ole and Tuula
Carl BadderLynn and family I am so sorry to hear. I remember your brother from the farm. Thoughts and many prayers are with you. Carl
Jerry & Ann RoussosWe were saddened to hear of Neil's passing. Keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers.
Maria LucaMy sincerest sympathies to you all. Sending love, light, and blessings during this difficult time xo
Pauline (Miller) Prociw ('73)Chris, so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.
Bob & Cindi TyhurstChris,Jeff,Colleen,Jon and families; Lynn, Tom and families We were saddened to hear of the loss of your husband,Dad,Papa, brother and uncle, Neil. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you. Bob & Cindi
Larry LaheyOur condolences to Chris and her family. Larry and Linda Lahey
Rocco, Gabriella and Jordan DiCiccoOur thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Neil will be missed, but not forgotten.
Kristy RobertsonJeff and Family So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My sincere condolences to you, your mom and brother and sister. Thinking of you guys a lot during this time. - Kristy
Stephen and Violet HarrisDear Chris and Family We are truly saddened by the loss of Neil. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers at his difficult time.
Sharon StevensThinking of you during this difficult time. May your memories of Neil help you through the days ahead.
Janice Boudreau Frank and I wish to send our condolences to everyone in the Harris family at this extremely difficult time. Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.
Deb and Leonard McMurphy Dear Chris and beautiful families...also Tom and Lynn and beautiful families. We are thinking of you at this time of sorrow, With a wish for strength as you face tomorrow. Sincerely The McMurphy family Leonard Deb Sara, Kristen and Jeremy, Christopher, Andrea and Zach,
Judy TrainorDear Christine and Family I had the pleasure of meeting and singing with Neil in the Port Stanley Community Choir. I very much enjoyed and appreciated Neil's talent and kind, gentle nature. I know that Neil loved his family very, very much. I am very saddened to read of your loss and wish you the very best as you go forward. Please take care. Sincerely, Judy Trainor
Jerry and Linda BurnsTom , Lynn & family, We were sorry to learn of Neil's death . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time . Jerry & Linda
Beth OlsenDear Chris and family, I was so very sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. I taught at TAPS from 1978 to 1982 and had the privilege of sharing some classes with Neil. He was a great colleague and a wonderful teacher. The kids really liked him. He spoke often of you Chris and the children. It was obvious you were very important to him. Also, you lived next door to my cousins Bob and Lenore and they so enjoyed you being their neighbours. Once again, please accept my sincere sympathy. Beth Olsen
Kevin (Compadre), Richelle, Julia & AvaWhat a great man he was, we have many great memories of him at your wonderful family gatherings. It was always a delight to chat with him, he listened so well and was surrounded by an amazing loving family! We were so grateful to know him. Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Family!
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