Coutts, Harry Macdonald
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1925 - 2013
The family of Harry Macdonald Coutts wishes to announce the passing of their beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather on October 23, 2013 at Kimberley Special Care Home. Harry was born in Kerrobert, SK April 27, 1925 and grew up in Olds, AB. Harry was predeceased by his parents Benjamin Coutts and Susan Coutts (Taylor), Siblings: Albert Coutts, Archie Coutts, Gordon Coutts and Gerry Coutts. His wives Ruth Coutts (Laird), Dora Coutts (Thompson) and Evelyn Coutts (Bissett). Daughter Shirley Ruth Coutts. Harry is survived by sister Margaret Isenor (Coutts) of Calgary, AB and Norman Coutts of Milk River, AB. Children Robert Coutts (Betty) of Saskatoon, SK, Norma Harrisson-Meyers (Dennis) of Parkside, SK, Kenny Coutts of Radisson, SK, & Jim Coutts (Sharon) of Elkford, BC. Harry has 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Harry joined the army at an early age and served 22 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He married Ruth Coutts and had 5 children. Harry then married Dora Thompson while working at Fording Coal at Elkford, BC. At the time of his retirement they retired in Nanaimo, BC until the time of Dora's passing. He later moved to Sicamous, BC and then married Evelyn Bissett. They enjoyed many years of travelling. After the time of Evelyn's passing Harry moved to Joesph Creek Lodge in Cranbrook BC. At the time of his passing he was at the Kimberley Special Care Home. Harry was a veteran of two wars, the 2nd world war and Korean war. Harry was very proud of his many years of military service and has devoted relationships with many people he served with. His sincere love for animals and support for the Legions of Canada were very important in Harry's life. A Memorial service and lunch will be held at 11:00 a.m. November 7th, Royal Canadian Legion 5241 46th Street, Olds, AB and after laid to rest Olds cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion of your choice.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2013