It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Harry Hall Winder on July 2, 2021 in his 80th year at his favorite place on earth; his cottage. Devoted husband of Sylvia Winder for 39 years, best friend and brother to sister Peggy, loving father to Catherine, Charles and Karen and proud grandfather of Nick, Chris, Dylan and Sophie. Harry had an enormous heart and huge presence that brought joy and love to so many, which will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
Growing up, his favorite times included summers spent with his sister in Poolsville, Maryland visiting their Granny Hall, who he adored. There was no place he would rather be than in the outdoors. He made it his priority to lead an active life playing tennis, fishing and hunting while enjoying the peace of nature at Percy Lake. Harry worked for IBM for 28 years as Director of Marketing and was most proud of his role in bringing the original ATM, the Green Machine to mainstream banking.
His heart was giving and generous which came through in his welcoming way, beaming smile and contagious laugh. He believed there was nothing more important than helping others which he did at every opportunity. His wry sense of humour was present right until the end, bringing laughter and smiles to everyone in the room. Having retired early at the age of 50 to live out his dream of spending time at his cottage with his adored wife Sylvia and their many friends, he always said he had lived his perfect life to the fullest.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either Sick Kids Toronto or Sunnybrook Cancer Centre would be appreciated. A memorial celebrating Harry’s life is yet to be determined. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy. #118, Haliburton, Ontario (705) 457-9209.
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