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Harry Leeson Kidd

July 9, 1936 - September 11, 2021


Harry was born on July 9, 1936 in Greenwood, BC.  He died peacefully on September 11, 2021 with his wife by his side.

In his early years, Harry worked in the forestry industry and then went on to work for Inland Natural Gas in Nelson and Prince George.  He married Verna in May, 1960 and they settled in Nelson where they built the home they lived in for over forty years raising their two sons and watching their grandchildren grow.   Harry worked for Celgar for the next twenty years.  Then he found his true calling as an instructor at Selkirk College teaching the Millwright Apprentice Program. Along with a colleague, he went on to develop the Building Systems Technology Program.  This program became well known throughout Western Canada.  Harry was an excellent instructor and was highly regarded and respected by his students and co-worders.

Harry and Verna enjoyed travelling throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Caribbean, the British Isles, Ireland, and the United States as well as Canada.  They also spent many happy winter months in Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

Harry was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he held various positions on the executive board as well as acting as their general repair man. He was also a member of the Gyro Club and looked forward to dinner meetings with his friends.  Harry loved his garden and spent many hours creating a park like setting for their home on Houston Street.

Harry is survived by his beloved wife, Verna, his sons, Jeffery, Terry (Jennifer) and grandchildren, Riley, Rebeka, Jessica and Rachel.

Harry’s family would like to thank the caregivers and nursing staff in Diamond Cottage at Mountain Lakes Senior Home for their loving and compassionate care during the year he spent with them.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Parkinson’s Society, 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC or www.Parkinson.bc.ca.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Berdine Jonker

Sorry for your loss, Verna. Thinking of you.

From: Wanda and Ken

Dear Verna, Jeff, Terry and families, we are so very sorry for your loss of Harry. He was always so friendly to us. And Ken sure enjoyed him as an instructor. His smile and love will live in your hearts forever. Hugs

From: Elizabeth Konkin
Relation: Verna's Cousin

Dear Verna, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy in Harry’s passing.
May you receive strength and comfort from your family and friends.
Loving memories of our husbands remain forever, and help ease our sorrow.
Take good care Verna. Love Liz

From: Gail Jameson (Rich)
Relation: distant friend of Terrys through my brother

I am so sorry for your loss Terry and of course the rest of the family. I am sure Harry is in a better place now. May he rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten by any means.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend of Verna's

Verna, I am so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing…..keeping you and your family in my prayers!

From: Peter and Brita Wood

Verna, Terry, Jeff and families, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Harry was a lovely and kind man and we are keeping you all in our hearts.

From: Gwen Cavanaugh
Relation: Colleague of Verna

We are saddened to learn of Harry’s passing, Verna. Our sincere condolences.
Paul & Gwen Cavanaugh.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Parkinson’s Society, 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC or www.Parkinson.bc.ca.

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