Joanne (Runia) Harris Funeral Notice

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Haris’s (#372) wife Joanne Harris, Wayne’s wife. Joanne passed away Friday, February 11 at home. She had suffered a stroke last October. Her wishes were for cremation and no funeral service.

Condolences may be sent to Wayne Harris at 10 Keller Drive, Uxbridge, On. L9P-1Z4.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Wayne, his family, and friends from the Scarborough Fire Fighters Retirees.

Obituary – Low & Low Funeral Home

Born June 11, 1948, in Hamilton Hospital to Simon and Tillie Runia, the 4th child of 5.  Joanne grew up in Burlington and attended Central Public School in Burlington and attended M.M. Robinson High School.  She then attended Hamilton Teachers College.  She began her career in Etobicoke.

She married Wayne Richard Harris in 1973 and they made their home in Stouffville for over 30 years and taught at different schools in York Region.

Joanne was very active in Stouffville Music Mania, Eta Lambda Sorority, and various Women Teachers Groups.

Joanne and Wayne enjoyed traveling to their cottage on Bartlet Lake and taking trips to Myrtle Beach, Florida, St. Lucia, St. Martens, Mexico, Aruba, Bahamas, and England.

Joanne had to deal with Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 40 years but keeps going and still managed to enjoy their two dogs and managed the household when Wayne worked shift work on the Scarborough Fire Department.  Joanne and Wayne retired in Uxbridge where they lived for 18 years.  Joanne also enjoyed antiques and other collectibles, like clip-on earrings, tins, perfume bottles, and cook books. 

Joanne would like to thank all her friends who assisted her in times of need and special thanks to Pat Wilson for her friendship and support, and especially my husband Wayne.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Box 388, Uxbridge L9P 1M8 (905-852-3073).  

“Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved still missed and very dear”.
– unknown