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Donald Harrison

Donald John Harold Harrison

Monday, March 31st, 1930 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Harrison, Donald John Harold:

Don passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020 at Parkwood Mennonite Home at the age of 90.
He was the beloved husband of Pamela (nee Hunt), father of Ian (Kathryn), Ken (Roberta) and Janet (Mike) Dickenson, and cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Stephanie, Georgia, Reuben, Oliver and Finley.
He is predeceased by his first wife Eunice (2001) and sister Elaine Pape.

He was a compassionate doctor. He loved people and loved to make them laugh. He gave generously to missions and had a zeal for Bible study and for following after his Lord Jesus.

Due to Covid-19, a small private family service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Extended family and friends are invited to view Don's service at https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming.

For those who may have missed Don's service or wish to watch it again, the recording will be available on Don's memorial page (under Photos and Videos) within a week after the service. The video will be available for download for the following 30 days.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the OMF Canada would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
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Das Sydney

Posted at 10:02pm
Our deepest condolences to you, Pam in the loss of your dear husband Don. We were so glad that we got to know you and Don in the few short years you were with us at Highland. You blest our lives. We enjoyed our times with you meeting as a cell group in the comfort of your home, at church or appreciating some of the good things of this life. There were a few times when I was out with Don, to Northern Thai or playing golf at RiverEdge. His laugh came easily and he had a keen interest in people and their welfare. He had a heart as big as the ocean and a keen love for the Scriptures. And now Don has left us, no doubt to hear these words from our Master, Well done, good and faithful servant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Das Sydney
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Don Pape

Posted at 03:08pm
My goodness how this was a great service and brought back a flood of memories. The slide show with images of life in Ottawa, Thornhill and K-W area. My cousins with their gift of music, sharing words and humor. I will cherish this rich legacy that i have. I was named after my uncle and i suspect my sense of humor has some roots in his life. Thank you Uncle Don for your life and great memories - you will be missed but your passion lives on in and through our family. - Don Pape, Colorado Springs, CO
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Jonathan Hunt

Posted at 07:38pm
That was a lovely funeral service for a true servant of God.
Don was a warm and generous man whose big heart and silly jokes allowed so many people to warm up to him, giving him countless opportunities to share Christ’s love.
While our prayers are with Pam, Janet, Ian, Ken and their families as they grieve their loss, we also give thanks for having had the opportunity to witness Don’s inspirational life. We’ll miss our brother-in-law Don at our Hunt family gatherings – he was always the life of the party!
Joanne & Jonathan Hunt & Family
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Alan Cook

Posted at 01:26pm
Blessings to all the family as you say goodbye to Don. As Chaplain at Parkwood Mennonite Home, it was an honour to be with Don these last few months and to be a witness to his abiding faith and charity, and even his good humour, as his life drew to a close. I was glad to watch the service and to 'meet' the family and hear the stories of your lives with Don. A remarkable man: he will be missed.
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Margie Gowing

Posted at 07:56am
It would be hard to find just one memory to write down about Uncle Don, as there are so many!
I will always remember his incredible sense of humour and laughter all my life... as a little girl, he would pick me up and swing me high into the sky above his head. He seemed larger then life, and yet humble and gentle. He lived his life for our Lord, through his missionary work, family and friends. I always remember going over and there would be friends from around the world visiting... his heart was always open to others.
We also remember Mom and Dad going to Bermuda with Uncle Don and Auntie Eu, and later Uncle Don and Pam taking Mom to Bermuda. He always loved Mom and I remember even to the last days of Moms life, Uncle Don being by her bedside and making her laugh. But his eyes were always on Jesus.
We love you so much Uncle Don, and know one day we will be reunited in Heaven... where we can hear your laughter again.
All our love,
Margie and Doug (Gowing) and
Michelle and Kyle Scheifele
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