June 14, 1945 - February 24, 2023
Harry Stimson, born in Winnipeg on June 14, 1945 to Florence and Thomas Stimson, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2023, at home in the presence of his family. Harry was the only son. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret; son Tom; and grandchildren Beau and Daisy.
Harry attended schools in St. James, Manitoba, and Churchill, Manitoba. He earned his Master of Arts in History at the University of Manitoba. While a student, he worked at The Happy Outdoorsman, an outdoor specialty store, where he made many lifelong friends who, like him, were keen to explore the outdoors. Harry eventually became a partner in the Happy Outdoorsman. In 1983, he started his sporting goods agency, which he ran until his retirement in 2008.
He enjoyed travelling the world during his retirement and continued paddling until 2020.
Harry was grateful to his many friends for their love and support over the last year. He gave special thanks to Dr. Jeff Saranchuk and his staff at the HSC Prostate Centre, the HSC Oncology department, Cancer Care staff at Grace Hospital, the staff of the Palliative Care Program, and dear friends Dr. Jeff Mottola and Dr. Graham Fuchs.
Harry will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His love of the outdoors and passion for exploration will live on through those who knew him.
Respecting Harry's wishes, there will be no funeral. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2pm on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 603 Wellington Crescent (Unitarian Church) to honour him.
Harry's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.
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