January 3, 1929 – May 10, 2012. Died peacefully at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital after a brief struggle with ALS at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife and best friend of 52 years Lois (2007). He was the father and friend to his sons Grant (Cari), Brian (Carol) and John. He will be missed by his grandchildren Doug, Beth (Matt), Emma, Scott and Morgan. Son of the late Joseph and Lilias Fairley. Brother of Lilias and Margaret both of whom died in childhood in Scotland. Brother-in-law of the late Joan and George Meuser, Doug Cowan (Ann Sullivan) and Caylee (the late Graham) Bailey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Harry was born in Windsor and attended Walkerville Collegiate. He served as a police officer in Windsor for more than a decade before working in Security at Hiram Walkers until his retirement. He taught us the value of making friends and being friendly to everyone.
Of all the places in the world, he was most at home at the cottage on Mary Lake in Muskoka. He enjoyed the many friendships that he acquired throughout his lifetime – all treasures to be enjoyed whenever he would meet them. Harry loved creatures great and small – especially the many dogs he had over his lifetime.
His faith and hope were in Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord. We are comforted with the knowledge that someday we too will join him and mom and the others who have gone before us into heaven.
We would thank the many friends and staff for their care at the Royal Marquis Seniors Residence over the past months. The healthcare team on the 8th floor and the others at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital took great care of him. We appreciate the Transition to Betterness furnished room for the peaceful setting for his final days in the hospital. Special thanks to Carol Derbyshire and the team at the Windsor-Essex Hospice who were wonderful in their support over the years.
Donations to the Hospice of Windsor-Essex or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visiting Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Monday 11am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca