Obituary – George Harron


George Edward Harron died peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Dec. 21, 2021, three days short of his 97th birthday.
Survived by his loving wife of 74 years Ethel (Hume), whom he met while teaching in Arkel.
Dear father of Marlene (Frank) Thompson, Bruce (Judy), Brian (Christine Hanvick) and Rod (Chris).
Cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by parents John Harron and Ada (Cruickshank); infant daughter Shirley; brothers Gerald, Emerson and Lorne; and sisters Sadie Hollands and Wyn Fraser.
Born and raised near Tara, George had been a teacher and a principal in the elementary system in Arkel, Milverton, Langton, Tillsonburg and at College Avenue Secondary School in Woodstock. During his working career, George belonged to the Boy Scouts and the Lions Club in Langton and was on the session of Knox Presbyterian Church, Woodstock. In Kincardine he joined the choir of Knox Presbyterian and belonged to Probus. He loved woodworking and making Christmas ornaments.
George and Ethel retired to Kincardine in 1983. They also spent 16 years living in Florida during the winter and made many friends there. They returned to Woodstock in 2014.
Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Presbyterian Sharing in care of Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine or Woodstock would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
“A life well lived.”
Portrait and memorial available online at

Obituary – George Harron was last modified: December 30th, 2021 by Dianna Martell

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