Wandalee Bernice Harris
October 3, 1933 - December 8, 2021
Quietly, at Victoria Hospital in London, where she was born on October 3rd, 1933, Wanda went to be with her Lord, at age 88 – almost 5 years to the day to reunite with her loving husband of 63 years. Devoted wife of the late Paul Harris (Dec. 2016), proud mother of the late Harvey (Feb. 2016) (Sharon) Harris, Anna (James) Oatman, Mary (Peter) Gilbert, and Evan (Kim) Harris and lovingly known as “Mom”, “Grandma”, “GG”, and “Aunt Wanda” to many others. Loving grandma to Oliver (Mary Lou) Oatman, Paul (Julie) Harris, Gwen (Brandon) Aeschleman, Stefanie (Brent) Ritchie, Steve Gilbert (Natalie K.), Natalee Gilbert, Morgan Harris (Anthony N.), Holly Gilbert, and Brett and Sophie Harris. GG to Violet, Vienna and Ava Ritchie, JJ and Maggie Oatman, Harvey Harris, and Millie Aeschleman. Survived by her dear sister-in-law and BFF Elsie Bloomfield. Predeceased by sister Ferne Browne, brothers Royden, Charles, Garnet, and Elliott Bloomfield, brother-in-law Gordon Browne, sisters-in-law Gwen, Eleanor, Pauline, and Mildred Bloomfield. Predeceased by her nephews Barry and Ken Bloomfield. Loved by her many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Heartfelt thanks to the caring frontline workers at London Health Sciences Hospital Victoria Campus.
Wanda was a faithful member of Knollwood Baptist Church. She loved entertaining, inviting anyone new, and making a great meal followed by playing a game or two, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue N., London, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 noon. Private interment will follow after the service. Registration is required to attend the visitation and funeral service as well as proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID -19. Masks or facial coverings will be required at all times. The service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.
Donations in Wanda’s memory can be directed to Knollwood Baptist Church, Mission Services, or the charity of your choice.
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Wanda left a real impression on my heart, she showed our family love from the day we started going to Knollwood. I would see her scanning the room during service and I now realize that she was looking for the next person or family that she could welcome. We have been so blessed to have known her and Paul. ❤️❤️
"Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you Morgan and the Harris Family on the loss of your grandmother. May the treasured memories you have of her provide some comfort during this difficult times. You are in my thoughts as you mourn the loss of your beloved grandmother. May her memory always be a blessing. May she rest in peace. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Tita Pearlie Perez and Family"
"To The Harris family, Max and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all the Harris family. Wanda was a very special lady and welcomed me into the family many years ago. She was a very honest and caring women. When we would have conversations throughout the years she always spoke proudly of all her family, she loved you dearly. Please hold your memories close to ease your sadness at this time Sincerely, Max and Donna"
My condolences to the Harris family and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Big hugs! Wanda felt like family to me and I will miss our monthly hair sessions, chats and laughs. Thank you for all the memories and recipes and kindness and generosity. You are truly missed and loved! You had such elegance and grace and now in everlasting peace and back in the arms with your hubby and Harvey and other loved ones xox If I see a cardinal or blue jay I know it will be you and Paul saying hello as you always had the best Christmas cardinal decorations and loved your blue jays xox
Elsie; My sympathy to you in the loss of Wanda, it was always such a joy to meet the two of you. Her smile and cheerfulness will be missed, there aren't many of our generation left but I certainly have many memories of the Bloomfield family. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Shirley (MacCallum) Cobban
"Our condolences to all the family. May her memory forever give you peace. Loving remembered for her great hospitality to us. Murray and Barb Hayden"
Everyone loved and respected Wanda in our complex. I, too, loved seeing her walking around. She spoke to everyone and was always upbeat and positive. I always found myself checking her garage door to see if it was up and i did wonder when it was down. I didn’t know at that time she was in hospital. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
A truly special lady. Upbeat and positive Will miss driving by her back porch and seeing the Blue Jays on tv and the lighted Easter Bunny. Our dog Khoal loved to greet Wanda on her daily walks around the condo complex.. Wanda would always grab Khoals paws and she would give her a big doggy kiss. We were blessed to have her in our lives. Wanda always had a twinkle in her eye and a cheery word. Condolences to her family
"Dear Evan and Kim, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sam and Hanni Roodi"
"With sympathy from Brenda, Vikki and Lori and families. "
A special lady who will always have a special place in our hearts. She was everyone’s grandma and will be greatly missed.
I enjoyed many visits and talks with Wanda.
Services for Wandalee Bernice Harris
Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
December 18, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Funeral Service will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
December 18, 2021 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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