Gerald Peter Harris
August 24, 1932 – January 02, 2021
Gerald Peter Harris died peacefully in Edmonton at the age of 88. Gerry is survived by his brothers-in law, Harold Forss and Robert (Elaine) Forss; sisters-in law, Bernice Forss and Noella (Peter) Graham, as well as by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his wife, Marie (nee Forss) and his parents, Sidney and Gertie Harris.
Gerry was born on August 24, 1932 in London, England. He immigrated with his parents in 1949 to New York. He graduated from Rutgers University New Jersey with a degree in Economics and then later an MBA. Following graduation, he worked for the Maas & Waldstein Co. He Married Marie in 1969 and they moved to Edmonton 1981. Gerry continued his career working for the Provincial Government until his retirement in 1994.
Gerry was a gifted photographer, who traveled extensively. As well as being a crackerjack (32pts) scrabble player. Gerry believed in the goodness of life.
The Family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Extendicare Holyrood for their care and compassion. There will be a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Gerald’s name may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta.
A private Memorial Service will be held on January 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. To view the livestreamed service please click here.