George W. Harris

October 6, 1947 - November 6, 2020

Funeral Details: Celebration of life to be held at a later time

George W. Harris passed away peacefully on November 6th, 2020 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, ON.  George was born October 6th, 1947 in Leicester, England.  He is survived by his wife Ruth (nee. Miller), his father Frank Harris, his beloved daughters Christina (Ken), Sherri (Mike), Pamela (Jim), and Bobbi (Darrell).  He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings and many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations to Hospice Simcoe of Barrie, ON.


Peaceful Transition Simcoe


18 Condolences
  • Sherri Harris
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Dad, I am glad I got to be there when the angels came to take you home. None of our lives will be the same without you.
    Love always Sherri AKA Number 2

  • Bobbi Cumming
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    ❤ Bobbi

  • Beverly McConnell
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Ruth and family I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace George. Xxxxx

  • Isabella Cumming
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    This is one of my favorite photos from this last year with Georgey. It truly shows his personality falling down the family tree.

  • Kyle McGowan
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    My condolences to the entire family! Much love to you all ❤️

  • Melissa Chaulk
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Sweet George! You were one of a kind. I will sure miss our drives and your life advice. You were such a special person to me. I will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace my dear friend! Until we meet again ❤❤❤

  • Pauline Panting
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Mrs . Harris and family , Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss . He was a hard working man who always put his family first . Sending peace, love , healing.

  • Michelle
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    I’m sad to hear your gone. You were a fun part of my day. Always a guaranteed laugh with you. I’m
    Glad your at peace but I will miss the “drink more water” line.
    Hugs to all of you.

  • Shelley James
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Our thoughts go out to you all. He was an amazing man. Love you all. Xo. Shelley and Todd and family.

  • Shelley James
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Our thoughts are with you all. George was amazing man and he always had a smile on his face. Love you all very much, Shelley, Todd and Family xo

  • Danah & Lorne Hallet
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to all of George’s family and friends. We hope your fond memories of times full of love and laughter provide you some comfort in your grief.

  • Christina Harris
    Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 Reply

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    With all my heart
    I’m missing you

    Christina xoxo

  • Gail Graham
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Reply

    My deepest condolences Ruth and family. George will be greatly missed by many. He always had that big smile whenever I saw him. Fly high with the angels. R.I.P George
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Nicole Brown
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Reply

    Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

  • Elaine McCafferty Campbell
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at such a tremendous loss. His love for his “girls” was so evident when he spoke of them. Rest In Peace Big Daddy G. xo

  • Shawna Palmer
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Reply

    My heart goes out to all who loved George ❤. He always put a smile on my face. I will miss you George.

  • Joe O'Hara
    Posted on: Thursday, November 12, 2020 Reply

    There is so much to say about my friend. And none of it bad. There are so many memories that keep rolling through my mind. I remember one beautiful summer night driving from Toronto to Queensville in George’s 1960 Pontiac convertible. The country air seemed different to this city slicker. Ruth: I am sure you remember that. And do you remember the ‘sexy stoplight’ that George showed us in Newmarket?

    George introduced me to Pinecrest Speedway and to stock car racing. He arranged for me to work in the pits along side him and a lot of others who knew what they were doing. I did not belong in that crowd, but George knew I would be thrilled to be there. He was my friend.

    I remember a Sunday in Sutton when George was driving #49 at the track. This was a sign of the respect he had earned – this was an opportunity he had earned from the car’s owner/driver at Pinecrest. Because George was his friend.

    I remember an evening when George picked me up at work to go back to our place on Victoria Park to celebrate my first born’s birth. In the opinion of one of Toronto’s finest, he ran a light at Rosedale Valley Road and Bayview. George made the cut, but that officer was not my friend.

    I remember George driving me around Brampton on a Saturday in November, 1970. He kept making up reasons to stop at different places. When he finally relented and we went to my place, all of our friends were there to surprise me with a birthday party. Not a special thing, but I remember because George was my friend.

    When I was transferred to Sudbury, rumours somehow made their way to Toronto that we were in need. These were not well founded, but they were of great concern to my friend George. He showed up unexpectedly pulling a trailer of things he thought we might need.

    So, Ruth and the girls: my heart goes out to you, but I want you to be reminded that George touched the lives of so many of us. I don’t remember him ever saying anything bad about anyone. He saw the best in all of us, and was a friend to so many. He made a positive difference every day. Be proud of that, and recall those little moments when he made a difference in your day. That recollection will make a difference today.

  • Irene OHara
    Posted on: Saturday, November 14, 2020 Reply

    Ruth and girls: I have many memories of George. When we were young we spent a lot of time together as 2 couples dating, going to the Drive -In
    and many road trips. After we both got married and started our families we still hung out, taking our babies to the race track.
    At one point we lived 2 building away in Scarbrough , Ontario. We would play cards, had meals together. I watched you Chris
    and you Sherri while mom went to work. One memory is one time George and Joe went to get pizza late one night after a few
    pints, they seemed to take forever when they got back they had a pizza so full of ingredients we had to eat it with a spoon. I have
    a lot more to share but I will do that privately when we are able to get together. Just remember He loved all of you.
    Rest in Peace George. Love and prayers to you Ruth ,girls and grandkids.

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