Obituaries & Death Notices
HARKNESS, Charles Douglas
Published:Sep 12, 2019
Event Date:Oct 16, 2018
HARKNESS, Charles Douglas Douglas Harkness of Red Rock, Ontario passed away suddenly due to natural causes at home on October 16, 2018 at 65 years of age. Doug was born on November 2, 1952 in Burk's Falls, Ontario to Edith (nee Stillar) and Charles Wesley Harkness. Predeceased by his parents, his brothers Claire and Robert Harkness, and sisters Erma Smeltzer and Joan Fielding; he is survived by his sisters Donabelle Atkinson of Sunridge, Ontario and Shirley (Bill) Diver of South River, Ontario. His beloved children Megan Harkness (Gabriel Trenzado) of Calgary Alberta and Isaac Harkness of Panama City, Panama. His granddaughter, Tyra Mae Trenzado of Calgary, Alberta, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a retiree from Norampac Pulp and Paper Mill in Red Rock, Ontario. Our dad had the love of outdoors, which included trapping, hunting and fishing. A creative talent for knife making, painting and carving. He enjoyed teaching us many things, telling stories, and usually debating about something. He had a great sense of humour, love of music, and exercising his green thumb. An unconditional love of his granddaughter Tyra, whom he "loved to the bone". This brought much pride and joy to him in the last 3.5 years. He also took in his grand-dog Dandy, whom he loved and lived with for the last two years of life, never leaving his side and providing love, protection, and companionship. We will miss him dearly, and wished we had more time. He cherished his family and friends and vividly relived those memories often. Cremation took place on October 22, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. His wish was also to be buried with his Mom and Dad, and this will take place on September 22, 2019 in Sundridge, Ontario. Graveside Service Sundridge Strong Cemetery September 22 at 12:00 p.m. Followed by fellowship at the Royal Canadian Legion, Hwy. 124 High Street, Sundridge, Ontario "You were unsure which pain is worse, the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will."
Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Almaguin News, Bracebridge Examiner, Gravenhurst Banner , Huntsville Forester , Muskoka Weekender, Muskokan, Parry Sound North Star
Location: Red Rock
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