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CHARLES KENNETH HARRIS Peacefully, on New Years Eve, Ken Harris, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away. He leaves his wife Flo of 63 years; his son Bob (Betty) granddaughters, Nicole and Laurie (Kelly) great-granddaughter Katrina; daughter Linda (Lyndon) and his grandsons, Benjie, Curtis, and Luke. Dad spent his entire life in St. James. He was the longest serving member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftsman, Union No. 1 Manitoba (since 1926). He built numerous buildings throughout Winnipeg, including Bruce Junior High, Headingley Jail, the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering Building, St. Andrews Anglican Parish Hall, the Charterhouse Hotel and his own home on Woodhaven Boulevard. Ken enjoyed an impeccable reputation of quality and honesty throughout the building trades. When he was not working he could be seen visiting friends and relatives, telling stories, and jokes. His life was bricklaying, family, and the cottage at West Hawk Lake. He spent many happy hours at the lake every summer. He enjoyed a healthy and happy life, always surrounded by people. In his day he was a great golfer. In his youth Ken played hockey and in his later years learned to water ski. A favourite pastime was playing horseshoes at the lake. He will be forever remembered by all who knew him, especially his family. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4 at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Avenue. Refreshments following in the Parish Hall. Arrangements entrusted to: CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM 885-9715
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 04, 2001
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