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Harrison, Arthur John
September 1932 - June 2020
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With our hearts full of love, we share the passing of our beloved 'papa' Arthur John Harrison on June 4, 2020. He now joins his wife, Ann, in eternity, leaving behind his two sons, Steven and Peter, in each others’ care. His kind and joyful memory will be cherished by Steven’s wife, Maria Cristina, and their family, Alejandra, Daniela, Martin, and Susana, and all his family and friends. Arthur touched the souls of many during his rich life, starting at the Harrison family farm in Bradford, through 37 years as a teacher, and the time spent working at the Pantages Theatre during his retirement. He shared his passion of learning with the children he taught at St. Anselm’s, many of whom became his friends later in life. Those who knew him, also knew of his passion for performance, theatre, movies, music, travel and gardening. He was always very supportive, encouraging everyone to follow their dreams no matter how crazy it would seem, and Arthur knew some fun and adventurous moments in his life. His charisma and ever-present smile made us fall in love with him and want to learn more from him. Arthur always lived his live with a positive outlook and emoting God’s love in a quiet but powerful manner. Arthur was a kind and giving man, and should anyone like to make a donation in his name, he would smile upon any gift made to the following: Parkinsons Canada Driftwood Theatre Covenant House

Messages of Condolence

Art, we had some wonderful times together at the Precious Blood YPC, thanks, in large part, to your steady leadership. I trust your family... Read more Paul Burns
Toronto June 27, 2020
Steven, Peter and family. So sorry to hear of Art’s passing. We have many happy memories of the times we shared at the townhouses. He was ... Read more Terry & Anne McGarry
Toronto June 17, 2020
Dear family, we are close together. Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. In honor of our dear Arthur, rest in peace.
Quito June 10, 2020
Our condolences to Steven and his family. I only met Mr Harrison a handful of times and he was indeed a gentle soul; his influence lives o... Read more Michael Abcede & Mary-Ann Prozes
Chicago IL June 10, 2020
Art was the dad of my best friend Steve. The Harrisons lived next door to us at #8-1976 Victoria Park in North York for over a dozen years... Read more Steven Lalanne
GTA June 10, 2020
Dear Lord, please grant Arthur eternal rest with you and please comfort his loved ones Jesus. I didn't know you but my friend Evelyn and... Read more Rosanna Guzman
Toronto June 10, 2020
You were the kindest, gentlest soul I knew. Yet with a mirth just bubbling below the surface, you could make us laugh at the most unexpec... Read more Annette Ainsbury
Greenwood June 10, 2020
Daniela you and your family are in our thoughts at this sad time. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your grandfather.
Suzanne, Brendan, Annie, Luke and Rian Maguire
Dublin, Ireland June 10, 2020
Steve, Peter and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We know you will miss your Dad very much b... Read more Thelma and Bill Goss
Markham, Ontario June 10, 2020
Steven, Peter, and family, My sincerest condolences to all of you on the passing of your father. Your father was a true inspiration and I... Read more John Harrison
Germantown, MD June 09, 2020
Our sincere condolences to you Steven, Peter and to your family. We will always remember Arthur as a gentle, kind, loving and soft-spoken ... Read more Gertie Spatafora
Toronto June 09, 2020
Art. A true raconteur. Thank you for sharing your life experiences and expressing such genuine interest in the lives and experiences of ot... Read more Clara Ruiz
Toronto June 09, 2020
Art you were an amazing friend over the many years that I have known you. I had some wonderful trips together with you and Ann. I am goi... Read more Mary McCrorey
Toronto June 09, 2020
You have been a wonderful inspiration to everyone, may God Bless You. Thank you for all you've done and the wonderful years of friendship... Read more Father Dugo
Toronto June 09, 2020
We feel blessed to have known Art. We are related through the marriage of our niece, Maria Christina to his son Stephen. From the first ti... Read more Patricia & Miguel Ruiz
Richmond Hill June 09, 2020
Thank you for being such a loving and inspiring uncle. You're passion for theatre and old classic films will live on in many of us. I can... Read more Rachel Baque
Toronto June 09, 2020
Our condolences to all of Stephen's family. We were very sorry to hear of your father's passing.
Pat and Annie Jo Grogan
Ireland June 09, 2020
Daniela, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather’s passing. It’s especially hard in these difficult times. Being far from home, I can ... Read more John Grogan
San Francisco June 08, 2020
Hi Steven, this is Brian Spek, Dennis Harrison's cousin. So sorry to hear that Art has passed. I remember during the family get togethers... Read more Brian Spek
Atlanta June 08, 2020
Hi Steven and family, this is Brian Spek, Dennis Harrison's cousin.
Brian Spek
Atlanta June 08, 2020
Condolences to all the family. Very sorry for your loss.
Katie and eoghan grogan
Ireland June 08, 2020
My condolences to you, Steven and Peter and families. I will always remember the family gatherings at the farm with your dad and Uncle Dav... Read more Jane Spek-Slessor
Oro-Medonte June 08, 2020
Our Confolences to the family of Art Harrison ,and prayers for. Arthur, who will miss sadly,
Helen and Ed Gres
Bradford ont June 07, 2020
You have left a legacy of fond memories for many of us. Rest in Peace, Art.
Hazel Myrseth
Whitby June 07, 2020
Thanks for all the good times and memories that you have left us with. You were a wonderful example to all of us.
Maureen Delaney
Newmarket, Ontario June 07, 2020
I will miss you, my quiet inspiration for patience, love, art and life.
Steven Harrison
Toronto June 07, 2020

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