Rupert Harris

January 25, 1923January 8, 2020

Rupert (Tuppy) Harris died peacefully on January 8, 2020 at Place Kensington in Westmount. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Gwen (nee Marler), children Julia (John MacLennan), George, and Victoria (Howard Mains). He will be greatly missed, especially by his four grand-children Thomas Mains (Emily Owen), Caroline MacLennan, Emily MacLennan and John Mains. Born on January 25, 1923 in Montreal, he is pre-deceased by his sister, Ruth (John Keys).

After graduating from Lakefield College, he attended McGill University until he “joined up” to serve as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy in January of 1941. He returned to McGill, entering Law School in the fall of 1945 and graduated in May, 1949. He was called to the Quebec Bar in July, 1949 and had a long and enjoyable career practicing corporate law, retiring from Godin, Raymond, Harris, Thomas in 1996. He served the Anglican Church in Montreal as Chancellor and was an active volunteer and supporter of both St. Matthias Church, Westmount and Trinity Church, Ste. Agathe.

Tuppy loved skiing, playing tennis and chopping wood (doing each until his mid-eighties) and was a lover of music, an avid gardener and expert bridge player. He was happiest when at the family house on Lake Manitou among friends and family. A Memorial service will be held for him on Tuesday, January 14 at St. Matthias’ Church in Westmount at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L’Abri en Ville:


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Rupert Harris

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