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HARRIES – Gideon Matthew Fenton

The death is sadly announced of Gideon Matthew Fenton Harries, who died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Calgary on March 31st 2011.

Gideon was born in Guildford, Surrey, England, on March 27th 1966, and moved with his family to Canada in 1978. He attended St. Mary’s School, Bishop Carroll School, the University of Calgary and Mount Royal College. His career took him from Calgary to Cambridge, England, and thence back to Calgary where he pursued his career with the Alberta Treasury Branch.

He was the encapsulation of the gentle man. He was kind, loving, handsome and talented, and was beloved by all his family. He will be deeply missed by his parents, John and Angela, by his siblings, Ben, Francesca, Christian and Daniel, by his nephews and nieces, Camila, Sebastian, Isabella and Madeline, Esmé, Gabriel and Julien, Nicholas, Thomas, and Alexander, by his close extended family in the UK, and by his many friends and colleagues. He will be missed in a way that is beyond description.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gideon a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. SARI SWITZER :

    To Frankie & Todd

    Although we have sadly not kept in touch since my departure with Moeller, I extend my deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of your brother Gideon.

    I know when talking about your brother at work, you held him in such high regard & I knew what a great man & brother he truly was to you & your entire family. I hope in time the saddness will fade but the great memories will remain forever.

    Please extend my deepest condolences to your parents & your other siblings. Thinking of you during this difficult time in your lives.

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  2. Jane Oxenbury :

    Angela and John,
    Although we have not spoken in many years I remember your family fondly. I was so sorry to hear of the death of your son Gideon. Please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers for you all as you navigate this horrible loss.
    Fondly,
    Jane Oxenbury

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  3. Dear Angela and John,
    With very much sadness I want to express my deepest condolences . He will be sadly missed and he will live forever in your hearts.
    Blessings,
    Auruta

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  4. Ben,

    I’m truly sorry about your brother. My thoughts are with you.

    Mal

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  5. Blair Cadrain & Jackie Fraser :

    Our condolences to the Harries Family. You’ll forever be young in our hearts Gidster.

    Love Blair & Jackie

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  6. Angela and John,

    I’m deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your son. He was a dear friend and colleague of my brother and had a profound affect on him. May the love of God surround your family in this tough time and may you always remember the smiles and joyful memories with your son forever.

    In peace,

    Colm

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  7. Jennifer Keough :

    I am still very shocked and saddened by this tragic loss. I will always remember Gideon by his witty humour and kind manor. He was truly an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Harries family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Gideon. You will be missed greatly.

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  8. Dorothy St.Germain :

    Christian,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

    *Dorothy

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  9. Dear Ben and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, and wish you all the best. You have our deepest condolences.

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  10. Margareta Malik :

    Angela and John;

    We are very sorry to hear of the sudden passing away of Gideon and wish to convey our sincere condolences.

    Margareta and Om

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  11. Margareta Malik :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, and wish you all the best. You have our deepest condolences.

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  12. Karl Schwendeman :

    To John, Angela, and the entire Harries family…

    We will all miss Gideon very much. He was loved by our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely,
    Karl, Michelle, Tyler, and Parker Schwendeman

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  13. Karl Schwendeman :

    To Terri and Alyx…

    We are sending our heartfelt sympathy to both of you. We know that Gideon was a huge part of your lives. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Thank you for spending so much time with our family so we had the opportunity to know Gideon.

    We love you both so much…and we are here for you.

    Sincerely,
    Karl, Michelle, Tyler, and Parker Schwendeman

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  14. Richard Reynolds :

    I am Truly shocked and oh so very sad to hear of Gids passing.
    I’d have to think he’d out live us all
    He was so feisty and full of life
    Truely heartbroken to hear he is gone
    The Harries Family are such a Beautiful and Exceptional soulful family
    I had met Ben and played music with him
    and they All made coming to their house a great pleasure
    They made Everyone Family
    and I always remember Gid as fesity full of life and frankly untoucheable by any one on Heaven or Earth
    He just wouldn’t accept any less
    One would expect he’d out last all of us
    But when ya are at that level
    the Angels could use some help
    our loss our Love
    But Gid has a higher calling
    We can only have solace that he has been called up for Greater Things
    And you know he will be there to make fun of us when we get there
    All my Love and Heart to The Family
    Be not sad
    The Best get called First
    it’s just the way it is
    xoxox
    Richard Reynolds

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  15. Claire Charles (Nickells) :

    Dearest Angela, John and family,
    So sorry to hear your very sad news of Gideon , last saw Giddy at James 30th Birthday and he had not changed a bit still a beautiful gentle person. It is just so sad, thinking of you all with love.
    Claire xxx

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  16. James Nickells :

    Dear Angela, John, Ben, Frankie, Christian and Daniel
    Knocking conkers out of trees,
    digging tunnels in the garden,
    drinking Coke and burping,
    staying up late to watch a vampire movie,
    discussing whether The Submariner would beat The Hulk or Spiderman in a fight,
    listening to Ann Elk from Monty Python over and over on reel-to-reel tape.
    I have a thousand memories of time spent with Gid when we were boys. All of it fun. All of it exciting.
    He was always cool and yet always kind.
    He was my friend.
    I am hugely saddened at his passing but will remember every moment of our childhood we spent together with joy.
    Love James

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  17. Tania Verling (Nickells) :

    Dearest John, Angela, Ben, Frankie, Christian & Danny,
    Gid shaped & cemented Jamie’s & my childhood. We were a little Shalford gang (no hoodies) that would spend hours & hours roaming the Chantrees woods behind mum & dad’s, looking down fox & badger holes, picking bluebells, playing around, running free & always ending up inside the magic tree scaring each other with ghost stories. These & many more are cherished memories.
    The best gift I ever gave Jamie was Gideon turning up as a surprise at his 30th party. He nearly fainted. Gid was simply beautiful.
    We loved him like a brother.
    There is a much brighter star shinning in heaven tonight.
    Tania x

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  18. Susy (Bruno) Lombardo :

    Dear John, Angela, Frankie and family,
    I am very sorry to find out about Gideon’s passing and send you my heartfelt condolences.
    May you all keep strong during this very difficult time.
    Love,
    Susy

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