Spr Harry A. Warren (Ret’d)

    • Sapper Harry A. Warren (Ret’d)
    • RCE GVIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Harry A. Warren (Ret’d) on 30 December 2016, at the Extendicare Centre in Sudbury, ON at the age of 92 years.

    Harry was born in Westport, ON and was a veteran of the Second World War. He enlisted in the Army in May 1941 and served in the Royal Canadian Engineers in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium and Holland. In December 1944 he received a citation from Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery for outstanding service and great devotion to duty.  Harry was later wounded and returned to hospital in England but lived his entire life with shrapnel in his back.  Harry demobilized in 1946.

    After the war Harry spent his entire working life with Falconbridge Nickel Mines in Sudbury on the Mine Rescue Team and the First Aid Team. He retired from Falconbridge in 1989.  Harry was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was a forming and Life Member member of Branch #503 in Onaping Falls, ON in 1949 where he served as that branch’s chartered president. He was involved at various times in his life with the St. John’s Ambulance, Cubs & Scouts, his church, the Cancer Society and the Lions Club. He was also a volunteer palliative care worker and donated his blood until the age of 70 years. Harry received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to his community and to Canada.

    Visitation will take place at the Lougheed Funeral Home in Sudbury on 2 January 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM with a Legion memorial service at 7:30 PM.  A funeral service will be held on 3 January at 11:00 AM at the Larchwood Memorial United Church in Dowling, ON.  Interment will be at the Maplecrest Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Red Cross Society or to the Larchwood United Church Fund.  {dcNov2017gd} [zsp]