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Harold "Harry" Garthson

August 31, 1918 — June 19, 2023

Harold "Harry" Garthson

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GARTHSON, Harold "Harry"

Passed away peacefully in his 105th year on June 19, 2023, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Harry was born on August 31, 1918, the youngest of 5 sons born to John and Rebecca Garthson.

Harry proudly served in the Royal Canadian Airforce as a Bomber Squad Paratrooper during WW2. Harry’s service in the RCAF led him to become a lifelong, very involved member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Upon his discharge from the Airforce, Harry began a long and successful career as a buyer for the T Eaton Company until his retirement. Retirement allowed Harry to pursue his passions even more, particularly dancing.

Above all else Harry was a devoted family man. Married to his wife, and dancing partner Mary for 63 years until her death in 2006. Sadly, Harry was also predeceased by his loving son Wayne (June 30, 2022).
Harry was the loving father of 3 sons: John (Rita), Steven (Tracy), and Wayne (Doreen).

Cherished grandfather of Amanda (Brian), Andrea (Sheldon), Matthew (Brittany), Ryan (Leanne), Jennifer (Neil), Amy (Isaac), Erin, and Khalen (Jordan).

Great-grandfather of Caitlin (Luke), Ben, Emma, Ellis (Shaylee), Sarah, Nicholas, Emma, Rebecca, Miguel, Aiden, Harry, and Violet.

Great-great grandfather of Henry.

Harry will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Sunnybrook K and L Wings who took such good care of our dad in his final years.

Condolences may be left on his memorial page by clicking on the "Condolences" tab,

If desired, donations in Harry’s memory can be made to Sunnybrook Health Sciences
Centre Veterans Program at the following website under designation: Veterans Program:
Click Here to Donate to Sunnybrook Health Science: Veterans Program

The family will be holding a private funeral for Harry. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Harold "Harry" Garthson, please visit our flower store.

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