Metro “Mike” Harris

In Memorial

Metro (Mike) Lawrence Harris, 71, died February 22, 2012 peacefully with his family by his side in Maple Ridge, B.C. Mike had fought a long battle with cancer and is now in a better place. Mike’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of one’s existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.

Mike will forever be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Loretta and his children, Mike (Debbie), Tammie (Don). He will also be in the hearts of his four grandchildren, Lacie, Jesse (Cindy), Dawnene (Tyler), Dana (Bryce) and by his sister Chris, her family and all other family members.

There are so many wonderful things to remember about Mike’s life, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a friend to all. Family always came first and he was the rock for our family and also the person that continued to bring us all together. He was a very talented man, especially in the art of woodcraft. Whether it was building a house or crafting a miniature wooden truck, he could do it all. Throughout his life he was also always entertaining with tall tales and jokes to make others laugh. His distinctive laugh is something you can never forget, it just made you happy inside to hear it.

A Funeral Service celebrating Mike’s life will be held Monday, February 27, 2012 at1:00 pm at the Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765- 224th St, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 6A5

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Abbotsford Cancer Clinic,
32900 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 0C2
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  1. Papa,

    You are one of the strongest men I have ever had the pleasure to know, and will never be forgotten! There will be a spot in my heart never replaced.

    You found a fantastic lady to share your life with, a bond not many find. She gave you two children that brought you four grandchildren and the birth of one of my favourite words, PAPA. It wasn’t until recently that I found out why we called you papa. I am glad that we couldn’t pronounce the Ukrainian equivalent with our baby speech.

    I, among many, will miss your beautiful laugh and happy go lucky attitude. Your soul will be missed in this life, and I know you will not be far watching over our family. I will see you someday soon.

    I love you,


  2. my thoughts and prayers are with you aunty and with your whole family.some of my best childhood memories are with you and uncle mike.i was about 8 years old in the basement of the BIG white house standing on top of a bar stool and was going to jump off and fly like superman uncle mike almost had time to say’trevor dont you’ before i jumped.i landed perfectly,,,right on my head and woke up in his arms it was pretty fuzzy but i remember his big bright smile looking down at me and saying i told you not to do that. you are more than my aunty and uncle you are my always trevor

  3. Uncle Mike was a very special man, he was kind to everyone. He always made me feel like family and I loved him.
    Thank you Uncle Mike for all your were and for what you continue to be to all that knew you.
    Our lives are better for having had the opportunity to know you.
    I remember how good Uncle Mike was to all the kids, if he had some extra work he always did what he could to keep us busy.
    Rest in peace Uncle Mike

    Aunti Loretta, Michael, Debbie, Lacie and Jessie. Tammie, Don, Dawnene and Dana we are so sorry for your loss.

    Love Rose, Troy and Shannel

  4. Karen Horne (Westman)

    My deepest condolences to the family.

    Mike will be deeply missed by all who knew him, He was my other Pa and I was lucky to have shared so many of my childhood years being included and treated as one of his own.
    He left behind so many wonderful memories for me to reflect back on, and when I think of them I smile and laugh,and I know that is what he would want.

  5. Uncle Mikie,

    You were the best. Your laughter, you no non-sense
    straight shooting the way it was talk and your humor
    it will be all missed.

    Fortunately, we still have Auntie Loretta to carry on
    your legacy and she will do it style that will have
    you cracking up their in heaven.

    I am glad Yuuto and I were able to make the trip home
    last year to see you and Auntie both when you were
    healthy and following that on Skype.

    Rest in peace Uncle Mikie.

    Love you Auntie.


  6. I am so deeply sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, RIP
    I will always remember Loretta and Mike and many fun times in the years when I was young and my bestfriend was his sister Kim, I remember his sense of humor and all the jokes he like to pull on people. I am so sorry for your loss Loretta you are in my prayers as well as your family. Take Care

  7. Miss you DAD XOXO

  8. Beautiful montage. Your Dad was a real firecracker. Always fond memories of coming over to the hippest house in the neighborhood, to play and seeing your Dad in the ultra modern orange kitchen having his morning coffee with your Mum. I will always be amazed by your dad’s spirit and builder mentality. He had such an incredible reserve of energy and creativity. The guy built a lot and definitely had his finger on the pulse for what was all the rage in residential architecture & design. Wicked sense of humor too. Thank you for all the fun memories.

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