Oshawa Funeral Home


Andrew James Harrison

21 April, 199423 August, 2018

HARRISON, Andrew James Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, August 23rd, in the ICU at Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa. Our son Andrew was born at Oshawa General on April 21, 1994. Survived by loving parents Dianna & Rick Harrison, sisters Elizabeth and Christina. Grandmothers Mary and Patricia. Uncle Doug and Aunt Dianne, Aunt Darlene and Uncle Andreas, Auntie Heather and Colin, and Uncle Douglas. Cousins Michael, Sarah, Alicia, Garett, Alexandra and Kyler. Many great aunts, uncles, and cousins. Second dad Steve and like a brother Michael. Andrew made friends easily, with kindness, caring, and a bright shining smile. He leaves behind deep meaningful friendships with Cody, Leigh, Travis, Charles, and too many more to list here. Family will receive visitors at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, August 28th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday August 29th at 1:00 p.m. at Westminster United Church (1850 Rossland Road East, Whitby). Heartfelt thanks to his amazing nurses Jo and Beth, Dr. Masri, and the caring and compassionate nursing staff and physicians in ICU Lakeridge. With the generosity and caring that defined his tragically short life, Andrew donated his organs through Trillium gift of life. Andrew adored dogs and cats, donations can be directed to Humane Society of Durham Region at Please consider joining us at the Distress Centre Durham’s suicide awareness walk on September 8th as Team Andrew, or making a donation to our team or the organization at “Goodnight our little sweet Prince”


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 28 August , 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 29 August , 2018


Andrew James Harrison

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Barbara Connick

5 September 2018

Several years ago I attended a Nicholson family Thanksgiving dinner at the hall at Mary`s park. I am single so after filling my plate I stood near the kitchen at the front of the hall wondering where to sit. Right in from of me was a table with lots of young people eating and talking and laughing. I looked no further walked over and sat down. I smiled and said hello and was greeted warmly by all of the kids. I recognized only one young lad- Kyler and we chatted for awhile but he finished his meal before me and he and another young lad left the table. I said goodbye to Kyler and the young lad in front of me and I kept chatting. We talked about so many different things, I don't remember what we talked about but we had a great time laughing and talking and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. When the meal was over I took my plate to the kitchen and there stood Dianna. I asked her who the young man was that I eaten my supper with and she told me it was her son Andrew. And I told her:`` You have such a wonderful son Dianna. We`ve been talking for the longest time over our supper. He`s so personable and pleasant and we talked about so many things. He`s well spoken and can talk intelligently about life. He is friendly and a kindness shines through. His smile lights up his whole face. Congratulations to you. `` The thing that stands out to this day for me is his smile. It took over his whole face! I`ve aimed for that kind of smile all my life. It makes people happy. It makes others smile. So again, to Dianna, Rick, Elizabeth and Christina, congratulations for giving the world such a wonderful young lad

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Karyl Pallado

28 August 2018

Dear Harrison’s Family,

I am grateful and fortunate to meeting you all one-on-one to Andrew’s visitation today.
Praying that God’s love and peace surrounds us all during this sad time :( Please accept my heartfelt condolence again.
Andrew, Your son (my friend) will always be remembered.

Karyl Pallado

Ian Hakes

28 August 2018

My deepest condolences at this tragic loss.

Joanne Mann

28 August 2018

Rick & Family,

I wish to express my deepest condolences to you and your family over the loss of your beloved son Andrew. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.
God bless Andrew
May he Rest In Peace

Joanne Mann

Amanda Newman

27 August 2018

I worked with Andrew at the granite club. He was a breath of fresh air! Always smiling and happy.

I am so sorry for your families loss.

Matt & Cindy Eby

27 August 2018

Dianna, Rick & family

We are so sad to hear of the loss of your son Andrew. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and if there is anything we can do to help please let us know.

Matt & Cindy

Carol Dorion

27 August 2018

My Bud !

So sad to realize you are no longer here at Papa's to cheer me up ! You meant alot to me....your smiling, beautiful face, your sensitive nature, you making me feel like I was the only person in the world when we talked and worked together. We shared a lot. You were the real deal. We talked so much. Take my thoughts of you with you wherever you are. I pray you are in a happy place. xxxxx

Deb Smith

27 August 2018


You were so good at what you do. Sharp, but always kind. In charge, but always sensitive to the feelings of others. I enjoyed being in your company at work. You were always so efficient, on the ball, and hard working. I believed you had an amazing future with your special skills with people. Your dedicated work was so appreciated. You made life so easy for your co-workers on the job. It was always fun. Miss you !!!

Patti MacDougall

27 August 2018

Andrew's family,

We like so many others are devastated to hear of Andrew's passing. We had the privilege of working with him for a couple of years at our Papa John's and he was a bright light to us, his fellow employees and in particular his customers. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of as you journey thorough this time and the years to come.

Andrew, you will always hold a special place in our hearts and with your Papa John's family.

Ron and family
Patti and family
Jenn and family
Our Papa John's team

Penny Nelson

27 August 2018

Dianna & Family,

I am sending nice thoughts your way. Remember all the wonderful moments you have had with your son and cherish the time you did have with him. I am sure the pain you feel at this moment is unbearable and how I wish I could make it less for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday and if you need anything Dianna please just ask. I am so sorry for your loss and I send lots of love your way.

Penny Nelson

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