HARSHMAN, James Hubbert

James passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, June 20, 2022, in his 72nd year.  Beloved husband of Milly Ryan-Harshman.  Loving father of Chris Harshman and his wife Joanna, Jamie Elizabeth Harshman and Tim Harshman, all of Toronto.  Dear brother of Rob Harshman and his wife Sue and the late Peter Harshman and his wife Grace.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) for visitation on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1100 Mary St. N., Oshawa.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James to Mary’s Meals Canada https://www.marysmeals.ca would be appreciated.  

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  • Jun 21, 2022

    James Kamstra
    Our condolences to the family.  James was a wonderful man, always in good humour. We have many fond memories of fun times shared with James and his family. We only regret not having seen him the last few years.
    James & Lynda
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Toba Bryant
    My condolences to you and your family, Milly. Take care.
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Ginny Brunton
    I'm so sorry to hear this, Milly. I hope you and your family will find comfort in many happy memories. Thinking of you.  
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Evelyn Moreau
    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family Milly.  Sending a virtual hug your way.
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Holly Taggart
    So sorry to hear that James has passed.  Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I hope your memories of him keep you strong. 
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Joan Sutton
    So very sorry to hear James has passed Milly. James was a wonderful neighbour and friend to Bob and our family.  He will be missed by all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to you and your family Milly.
    We are thinking of you at this sad time.
    Joan Sutton and family
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Nutt Family
    We are sometimes fortunate when someone crosses our path and our lives change for the better. Jame was that person. His humour, thoughtfulness, charater, and faith have had such a great influence on my life and this family. I will miss him but never forget his life spirit that meant so much to so many.
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Dearest Milly, Chris & Asha, Jamie, Tim, Robert and Susan,
    We’re so sorry for your loss. James was your rock and strength, with his sense of humour and love for all of you. I pray that God will give you peace of mind over the next few days and weeks and months as you learn to live without this shining light. 
    Love from Andrew and Elita, Peter and Ben
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Otto Sanchez
    My deepest condolences to Milly, a dear colleague, and your family, with my wish that your strength and love will support you through these moments.
  • Jun 22, 2022

    Nancy White & Stew Nutt
    Our condolences to Milly and the family on the loss of James. Forever will his smile and laugh remain on our hearts. He is missed already. Love to all of you!
  • Jun 23, 2022

    Hilde Zitzelsberger
    Dear Milly
    I am deeply sad to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you and your family and wishing you strength and peace.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    Sharleen Ward
    Milly, in every conversation we have had, you always mentioned James :). It showed the deep love you have for him and your family. You have many memories and although James will not be right beside you physically, he will be inside your heart, mind and spirit. You will always know he is right there with you. I am sorry for the pain that this loss brings to you and your family. Hugs for you.  
  • Jun 23, 2022

    Jeff Hibberd
    I was in James' grade 5 class back in 1997-98. He was always trying to come up with great projects for us, on a shoestring budget. How he would get his guitar out and sing with us for music. The stories he would make up, starring his students. Some of this stuff I only came to really appreciate as I got older. I am really grateful I had the opportunity to get to know him a little better as a teenager.
    I'm a teacher now myself, and every so often I've thought back to my time in his class. He was a wonderful person, and I'm so sorry to hear about his passing. Sending love to his whole family. Rest in peace, Mr. Harshman. 
  • Jun 23, 2022

    Caroline Barakat
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Milly, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 
  • Jun 23, 2022

    Linda Shaunessy
    So sorry to hear about your brother, Rob. May good memories of the past help to heal your sorrow. All my sympathy and best wishes.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    Costa Christou
    My deepest condolences to Milly, Chris, Asia, Jamie, Tim and the entire Harshman family.  When I first became a French teacher, James's class was the first one I walked into.  You could say, James helped me start my career.  James, was so welcoming and gave me the confidence I needed at that time.  Over time, James and I became good friends.  I will miss his friendship and his caring nature.  I promise to have a good joke for you when we meet again, so I can hear that hearty laugh of yours.  
    R.I.P James
  • Jun 27, 2022

    Judy and Mark Joel
    We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of James.  Sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Harshman family.
  • Jun 28, 2022

    Jennifer Abbass Dick
    My deepest condolences to you and your family, Milly.  Thinking of you.

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