Ronald Woodman "Ron" Harris
Ronald Woodman "Ron" Harris – 92, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Falmouth, he was a son of the late Joseph and Viola (Conrad) Harris.
Ron started his career with Spencer Brothers and Turner from 1963-1973 and in 1974 he opened Harris Home Hardware Building Centre in Bible Hill where he remained actively involved until 2010. He was heavily involved in the Building Supply Industry and in 1971 he served as President of Atlantic Building Supplies Dealers Association and was also a life-time member. He owned horses and was an avid harness racing fan, Past President of Truro Horsemen’s Association and was involved with Truro Commercial Travellers.
Ron is survived by his sons, Douglas (Karen) Harris, Valley; Allan (Lynn) Harris, Windsor; Blair Harris, North River; Paul Harris (Jan Crowell), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Lisa (Greg), Leslay (Bernie), Kirk (Victoria), Robin (Nick), Christine (Dylan), Bryanne (Shawn), Ashley (Riyaz), Jordan, Alexandra (Tanner); great grandchildren, Madison, Charlotte, Leah, Kennedy, Kaidyn, Wyatt, Oliver, Peyton; sisters, Josephine "Molly" Harris, Dartmouth; Bessie Harris, Dartmouth; niece, Ginny (Clayton) Siemens, Cheticamp; nephew, Joey Harris, Alberta; loving partner of 44 years, Bunnie Brown and her family, children, Eric (Gerri) Brown, Wentworth; Scott (Lisa) Brown, Alberta; Connie (Kencil) McKenzie, Wentworth; grandchildren, Cody, Colby, Colton, Crystal, Nathan. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Douglas (Claire) Harris.
Celebration of Ron’s life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Reception will follow in Memorial Hall. Private interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Ron’s memory to Diabetes Canada are welcomed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ron’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com