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HARRIS, David Gordon

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

David was taken from us far too soon, on March 19, 2020 at the age of 56 he peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife Kathy Harris and their two daughters Shannon and Sammy Harris; as well as his parents Gordon and Sheila Harris of Calgay, AB, and his siblings April (Tom) West of Calgary, AB and Keith (Angela) Harris of San Diego, CA.

Born on December 17, 1963 in Lachine, QC, David discovered his passion for cooking at a young age. He later pursued culinary school in Toronto, ON. 15 years ago, David’s culinary career brought him to Regency Retirement Resorts where he was a highly regarded Head Chef and beloved by coworkers and residents alike.

In 1987, he met the love of his life, Kathy, in Montreal, QC. They moved to Kelowna, BC and married in 1990. Over the past 28 years, they enjoyed family time with their two daughters: skiing, boating, camping, and travelling. He shares his adventurous spirit with Shannon and Sammy, evidenced by their Skydiving and bungee-jumping trips together. A loving father, son, and husband, he would do anything for his family.

David will be remembered for his quick smile, infectious sense of humour, and his fun-loving heart of gold. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, and he will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

As per David’s request, there will be no service. Should family and friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation, www.bccancer.bc.ca.

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  • Albert and Michele Rizos says:

    Dear Harris family, please be comforted by the love and prayers of many, even far away. We share your loss. Our hearts are with you all. All our love.

  • Ian Shuffler says:

    So sorry for your loss. I know David will be missed by many family & friends.
    Ian & Esther Shuffler

  • Vernell Komant says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of David’s passing….I am in shock….I remember working with David in the kitchen at Windsor Manor, a great co-worker, an awesome cook and an all around awesome guy….I’m sure he appreciated all the pranks I would play on him…You will be missed my friend…rest in peace…Another angel to watch over us….Until we meet again bud..
    Vernell Komant

  • April West says:

    Dear Kathy, Shannon, & Sammy, We have been thinking of you all so much these past few months, and especially now at this sad time. We are so sorry for your loss, and ours. I have so many memories of my brother and me when we were younger, he was always by my side, we had so much fun together. David will be greatly missed by us all. Our thoughts are with you & the girls – Love always, April & Tom

  • Alyssa Anthony says:

    To the Harris family,
    we are so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the loss you feel, as i know Chef David is missed Tremendously at Missionwood. I had the pleasure of working with Chef David at Missionwood, and he truly put his whole heart into his job and it truly showed. He was always so caring and funny and always wanted the best for everyone. His smile and sense of humor of saying a joke and laughing behind the line saying “Oooohhhh Buurrnnn !, or “Wash your hands, Wash Your Hands Hands” is missed. greatly. He was truly a great boss, great friend, a pleasure to work with and a great Mentor. He will be missed greatly.

  • Annette Simard says:

    To the Harris family, I am truly sorry for your untimely loss, I wish we could be together at this time for the comforting hugs and to talk about the wonderful memories we had when we were children. We send our love and hearts 💕 to you all ❤️❤️😢

  • Shawn Goritz says:

    Dear Gordon and Sheila and family. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Mary Prosser says:

    I had to think back and remember the time in California when all the children were waiting forever on the sidewalk for the ice cream man to come by and David accidentally put his dime down a slit in his shoe and couldn’t get it out and we could finally hear the truck coming. It was panic time. We got him another dime just in time but it was too funny to forget. Loved him.

  • Tammy Wooster says:

    I remember a lot of good times we had David when we were growing up as kids you Keith and I used to go bike riding all the time whenever we come over for dinner I’m going to miss you terribly cousin.. you are resting in peace now with our Lord Jesus Christ. Love and miss you xxoo

  • Ashley Gubeli says:

    David was the best boss. I would not have worked at Missionwood for so long if it weren’t for him. He was thoughtful, funny, and supportive. I am so appreciative of him and everything he did for us. He made me laugh, he took care of me when I almost cut my finger off, and we had a blast hosting the restaurant downstairs at Missionwood. I met David when I was sixteen, confused as to my place in the world, lacking confidence, and needing something more in my life. David gave me valuable skills, experiences, confidence, and some amazing friends. I will always hold a dear place for David in my heart. My prayers are with his family whom he spoke so highly of.

  • Sheri MacKenzie-Gibson says:

    I had the pleasure of working with David for ten years at Missionwood. He was the heart and soul of Missionwood and residents and staff will miss him. . We shared many laughs over the years and I even a few years and I have never worked with anyone who worked as hard and was as dedicated as David. His love for his “girls” Kathy, Sammy and Shannon was obvious and he was so proud of them all. David will be missed by many and I consider myself lucky to have worked with him


  • Kim Armstrong says:

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was an amazing person and I have such great memories of working together many years ago..

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