Lusher, Harry

Lusher-Harry  of St. Thomas, died peacefully, on Saturday, December 12th, 2015, at Caressant Care, Bonnie Place. He was born 58 years ago (July 9th, 1917) in Shrewsbury, England to James and Rose Lina (Franklin) Lusher. He was the loved husband of the late Olive (Roberts) (2002). Loving father of Robert and Barbara (Hooey) Lusher and Carolyn (Lusher) and Wilf Rhyness. The grandchildren are Debbie and (Jeff) Malpass, David and (Sabrina) Lusher and Denise and (Paul) Walker, Kelly and (Jim) Rhyness and Lesley and (Brian) Fulton. Harry will be missed by his great grandchildren Tory and Becca Malpass, Nicole and James Lusher, Kate and Andrew Walker, Evan Rhyness, Riley and Jared Fulton. Harry will be missed by his best friend Gerry Russell.  He had three sisters and four brothers. In 1939 Harry enlisted in the Royal Air Force and spent 5 years on Spitfires and 1 year on Typhoons as an engine mechanic. He married his sweetheart Olive at Christmas time 1939. Harry started Lansdowne Trailers with his brother John building domestic and agricultural trailers. Due to Britain’s shortage of steel, in 1951 he and his brother John decided to emigrate to Canada with their families. They worked at Allis Chalmers in St. Thomas. Harry was Production Manager at Brown Fintube till 1958 when he with his brother started Landsdowne Machine. Harry was “skip” for a number of years of the Port Stanley Rover Scout Crew and Charter member and Past President of the St. Thomas Golden “K” Kiwanis Club (28years). Harry lived a wonderfully long and productive life. His humour and his good natured wit will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. There will be a private family service. Cremation, with entombment in the niche at South Park Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Salvation Army or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be sent to

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