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Matthew Harbison

Posted By Obituaries On June 30, 2011 @ 4:09 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 22 Comments

Matthew Harbison

At his residence in Ilderton on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Hilda for 61 years. Dear father of Pat and Doug MacPherson of London and Andrew and Barbara Harbison of Waterloo. Dear grandfather of Matt, Shawn and Melissa MacPherson; and Kathleen and Samuel Harbison. Born in Cullybackey, Northern Ireland, He served in the Royal Artillery 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment from 1939 to 1946 in the Middle East. Matthew came to Canada in 1953 and worked as a bricklayer until his retirement. Matthew was also a long time member of the Ilderton and District Lions Club and Ilderton United Church.

A memorial service will be held at Ilderton United Church, 121 Mill Street, Ilderton on Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM with Rev. Marilyn Carter officiating. Cremation with family interment Littlewood Cemetery, Middlesex Centre.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Building Fund of Ilderton United Church would be appreciated by the family.


Matthew Harbison

Condolences for the family of “Matthew Harbison”

Condolence from Will Sentjens on July 1st, 2011 5:43 AM

Hilda, Andy, and Pat,

My sincere condolences on the death of your wonderful husband and father. Matt proved himself to be a man who loved his family dearly and who cared immensely about his community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Will and Donna

Condolence from Dick Wuytenburg on July 1st, 2011 4:01 PM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at your time of loss. Our condolences to you Hilda and your family.

Dick and Teri and the girls Brittany, Hailey, Ashly and Claire

Condolence from Don and Elvy Urbshott on July 1st, 2011 4:31 PM

Dear Hilda & Family:
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Condolence from Anne Pincombe on July 2nd, 2011 3:53 PM

Dear Pat and Family
Sending our condolences in the loss of your father/father-in-law,
Thinking of you and your family.

Anne and Bob Pincombe and Family

Condolence from Seamus & Terry Doyle on July 2nd, 2011 8:29 PM

Pat & Doug
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You And Your Family At This Difficult Time

Condolence from Brenda Flight on July 2nd, 2011 11:01 PM

Andy, Barb, Kathleen and Sam, I am very sorry to hear this news and you are in my thoughts and prayers…..


Condolence from Keith & Marilyn Poirier on July 3rd, 2011 5:10 PM

Hilda & family our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father & grandfather . Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We know he is at peace in the Lord

Condolence from Kathy [Belton] Newnes on July 4th, 2011 9:24 AM

Even though the years have separated us, I have never forgotten your family. Kind thoughts and good memories… My deepest sympathies to the whole family. I remember Mr. Harbison as a truly loving husband and father.

Condolence from Silvy & Roger Moryoussef on July 4th, 2011 10:08 AM

Andy and Barb,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you through this difficult time.
Silvy & Roger Moryoussef

Condolence from Bill and Irene Odell on July 4th, 2011 1:27 PM

Andy and Barb,

We’re sorry to hear about the death of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Bill and Irene

Condolence from Bob and Nancy Manning on July 4th, 2011 2:49 PM

Hilda and family:
Our thoughts are with you at this time. You will have many great memories to draw upon today and in the future. Matt will be missed by us all.

Condolence from EWEL McCRORY on July 4th, 2011 5:55 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all you folk at this sad time.
From your brother ,sister and families back home in Northern

Ewel and Olive

Condolence from Dominique Mailloux on July 4th, 2011 6:15 PM


My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time. Deepest sympathy.


Condolence from Ron Selent on July 5th, 2011 9:35 AM


Please know we are thinking of you and your family and offer our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are are with you.

Ron and Chris Selent

Condolence from Colleen Koot on July 5th, 2011 2:08 PM

Barb, Andy and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Over time the clouds will pass and the memories will shine through and give you warmth.


Condolence from John & Mary Walls on July 5th, 2011 3:37 PM

Hilda & Family;

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May you find comfort in all the many wonderful memories of Matt.

Condolence from Betty, Harry, Anne, Tom, Norah, Leah on July 5th, 2011 3:58 PM

Hilda and family, we are very sorry to hear the sad news about Matt. We’re thinking of you all at this time.

Condolence from Derek Blair & Family on July 8th, 2011 7:35 AM

Our sincere condolences from my family and I in Novi, Michigan. Matt Harbison was a very good friend to my Mother & Father in London, Ontario for the past 30+ years. I know they will miss him dearly. I have many fond memories of Mr. Harbison growing up. They include watching Leafs games in our family room, coming to Ilderton and swimming in the Harbisons pool, and Matt playing some of the great songs from the old country on the accordion along with my father on the flute. Thank you for the memories.

Condolence from Gord and Joan Taylor on July 8th, 2011 12:50 PM

Hilda, Pat, Andrew and Families

Our deepest condolences on Matt’s passing. We will remember him fondly for his humour and his spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Kathryn Laramie on July 9th, 2011 12:47 AM

Dear Hilda, Pat and Andy,

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this time to you and your families. Matt was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather; a true gentleman and family man. It was a privilege to have met and known him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Kathy, Mike and Matt

Condolence from Steve Mishos on July 9th, 2011 5:12 PM

Andy and Barb,

My thoughts are with you and your family.



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