Joan Harris

Obituary of Joan Harris

Harris, Joan 

96 years, passed away May 14, 2019, at Valleyview Long Term Care Centre, Toronto, with family by her side.  She was born to the late George and Minnie Faulkner, January 15, 1923, in Bournemouth, England. Joan was an English war bride and married the late Howard Maxwell (Max) Harris in 1945.  They lived together on Pelee Island for many years before relocating to Leamington and wintering in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. In her later years, Joan moved to Toronto to be close to family.  She is survived by two children: David Harris (Vicki), of Bluefield, West Virginia; and Susan Harris (Harvey), of Toronto. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Billy, Cameron, Katie, and Lily, and four great-grandchildren: Cameron, David, Max, and Isla. Joan was predeceased by her loving husband in 2011. Joan was an accomplished homemaker, preparing fresh fish and fruit pies to the delight of many. She loved music, shopping and an occasional sip of wine.  Joan was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind much love for all of them. A memorial gathering will be held at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 6PM to 8PM. The family requests memorial donations in support of animal welfare, in lieu of sending flowers. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at

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Memorial Gathering

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre
14 Russell Street
Leamington, Ontario, Canada

Cremation has taken place.