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HARRIS, J. Pryor - Suddenly, at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Pryor Harris of Burford in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Shellington) for 65 years; Dear father of John and Cindy of Trenton, Michael and Amporn of Delta, B.C., Paul and Suzanne of Burford; Loving grandfather of Ryan, Sally, Amy, Heather and Chelsie; Great- grandfather of Trent. Pryor was an Instrument Tech in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2. Stationed in Ottawa, he repaired all kinds of instruments, including radar and automatic pilots. He was a charter member of the Burford Lions Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #543 and was also a member of the Burford Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He has owned and operated Harris Jewellers since 1945. Pryor was an active member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Burford) and served as Burford Township Councillor and Deputy Reeve, as well as a member of the Police Village Trustees. He ran as the PC candidate in two provincial elections and was a lifelong member of the Conservative party. Pryor also served on the Burford Chamber of Commerce, the Brant Regional Chamber and the Burford Senior Citizens Housing Committee. Friends will be received at the KEITH OVINGTON FUNERAL HOME 134 King Street, Burford on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 104 King Street on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Larry Brown officiating. Interment Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Burford. A Lions Club service will be held on Tuesday evening at 5:45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Pryor's memory may be made to the Burford Lions Way. KEITH OVINGTON 449-1112. 11883598
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Posted by Elaine (Hardie) Norris (friend/employee) On Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Pryor was a huge influence on my life. He gave me my first retail job at the age of 15 and taught me what real customer service was about.

The education I received from working with Pryor and Paul gave me the retail work ethic that has continued with me to this day. Other than my own parents Pryor had the greatest impact on my personal growth. I have not had another boss like him to this day. Many, many happy memories and wonderful times. Thank you . He will be missed by many!! Elaine

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Posted by Dan & Nellie Ciona (friend) On Sunday, April 11, 2010
It is with sadness that we read of Pryor's passing. Our memory of Pryor was that of a gentleman. He was a man who cared about his community and country and offered himself to make a difference.Make God give peace and comfort to all the family at this time.

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