After a long, happy life and surrounded by family, Harry passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Saturday, March 2nd at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years Theresa Anne (nee Terry); six dear children: Hal (Susy), Terry (Mary), Paula, Mary Anne (Torindo), Kathy (Roger), Peter (Sue); thirteen wonderful grandchildren: Rob, Maddie, Heather, Charlotte, Sean (Kizil), Harry, Sebastian, Emily (Matt), Michael (Sophie), Joey, Susy, Tessa, Sam; and cherished great grandson George Harry Dunlap.
Harry was born in Ottawa on May 17th 1928 to Henry J. and Anne Egan Dunlap. He is survived by older sister Charlotte and predeceased by older brothers Frank and Jake. He will be fondly remembered by his in-laws, nephews, nieces and many friends.
Harry graduated from St. Patrick’s College High School before attending the University of Ottawa on a football scholarship, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Business Administration. He began his career with the Taxation Department of the Federal Civil Service and spent his final 16 years as Director of Administration at the Royal Canadian Mint. Harry was a numbers man and devoted 50 years as the statistician for the Ottawa Rough Riders’ CFRA broadcast.
He enjoyed many years as a member of the Rideau View Golf Club (alongside lifelong friend Gerry Dover and Kenny Vargo) and always looked forward to his annual hunt with John O’Brien at Kenny Grimes’ hunting lodge. During Harry’s 33 years of retirement, he and Theresa Anne enjoyed travelling and many family celebrations, especially Sunday dinners. The family thanks Dr. Mark Aubry for his compassionate care of Harry over the years.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 1 pm at St. Patrick’s Church, 15 Steeple Hill Crescent, Fallowfield. A reception will follow in the adjoining Monsignor Paul Baxter Parish Hall.
In Harry’s memory (in lieu of flowers), please consider donating to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) or a charity of your choice. Hug someone today!
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