Jack went directly from his home in Belleville to his heavenly home, on Wednesday, the 9th of September. Jack is the beloved husband of Janice Harris of Belleville. He is Dad to Debra Wakeling (Wayne), Ian Harris (Bob), Terry Harris (Dawn), Angela Lawrence and niece, Cindy Chilvers. Poppa to Eric and Paul Lawrence. Grandpa to Chris Wakeling, (Ashlee), Ashley Couto (Kevin). Great Grandpa to five special children: Danny, Matteo, Olive, Chloe, Chelsea. Uncle Jack will be missed by Robin, Randy, Brian and Scott. David, Jason, Darryl and Amy. Brother to Bonnie (deceased), Brother-in-law of Wilf and Esther Pond, Lue and Ernie Currie (deceased), Del and Verla McIntosh. He is the son of the late Mac and Violet Harris and son-in-law of the late Roy and Margaret McIntosh.
Jack came to Belleville in 1973 to establish Durabla Canada Limited, where he met his bride Janice (McIntosh). They celebrated 44 years of marriage and brought a precious blended family together. Jack travelled to many continents on behalf of Durabla which gave he and Janice many opportunities to see the world.
A Memorial Service for Jack will be held on the lawn of Durabla Canada at 293 University Ave. Belleville at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday September 12th, 2020. Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 the numbers are limited to 100 guests only. We also ask that you bring your own lawn chair for your protection and receive directions from the pallbearers for proper spacing. If you happen to be the 101st person, please plan to visit with our family at a later date and understand we are sorry for the conditions we must observe.
Bereavement Authority of Ontario Attendance Directive
During the past three years we were blessed with many great PSWs and nurses and we are so grateful for their care and compassion. When Jack suffered a stroke Mother’s Day weekend, God blessed us with a live-in caregiver, Connie Garvey, for whom we give God thanks. Because of her work along side of Janice, and an outstanding & caring Doctor, Janet Webb, Jack was able to remain in his own home for his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of three charities of Jack’s choice: 1) Alzheimer’s Society of Hastings - Prince Edward 2) The Gathering Church, Stirling (Missions) 3) Community Foundation of Kingston Area: Terry Harris Endowment, for families impacted by Incarceration.
A Private Interment at White Lake Cemetery was entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).