Harold Rye

September 25, 1942January 7, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Ian Rye on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the age of 78.

Beloved husband of Charlotte (nee Cohoon) and loving father to Charles (Andrea Lovell), Karen (Vince Amato) and devoted grandfather to Elizabeth, Olivia, Victoria and Rebecca.

He is also survived by his brother, David (Sharron) and many relatives and friends. He was an avid golfer with the Duffers, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, an active member of the church and the Greenfield Park community.

A memorial service and celebration of Harold’s life is planned for early summer.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Judy Hughes

January 14, 2021

Dear Charlotte, Karen & Charles and girls,
We cannot say how sorry we are for all of you. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
Harold was a remarkable person and friend. There are so many memories we have of him, his humour , his dedication to his family and his community., and the love he had for his Charlotte, Karen, Charles and his beautiful granddaughters. Hopefully soon we can all get together to share these memories .
Sending love ,
Judy,Kevin, Lindsay & Kate.

Fred and Valerie Bennett

January 13, 2021

Harold was a very kind and caring person. He very quietly and efficiently took care of many tasks at church. He was always very helpful to the members of our congregation. We shall miss him terribly,
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Sincere condolences to Charlotte, Charles and family; Karen and family; David and family.

Cheri Cameron

January 13, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family during this hard time. So sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Bento

January 13, 2021

Dear Auntie Charlotte, Karen and Charles,
I’m so sorry for your loss. my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Love Jennie (Bento)

Wendy Crawley - Da Costa

January 12, 2021

My condolences to all of you. Harold was always super friendly with me & my family - from the very beginning when we started going to St. Paul's, when Kelly was minded across the street & at all the activities at church. I was saddened to hear of how sick he was. My thoughts & prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of such an important person in your family.

Jody RossCeccarelli

January 12, 2021

Dear Charlotte and family
I have fond memories sharing our backyard a long time ago when I lived on Queen. I remember babysitting your young family.
All these years later whenever I met Harold he was always so kind and remembered to ask how all the family were doing.
Charlotte my heart goes out to assured you will always have wonderful memories of a life spent together.
A true family man
Jody and Vince Ceccarelli

Wayne Brown

January 11, 2021

To: Charlotte, Charles, Karen, David and their Families. Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt condolences💔. Harold was a stand up guy, kind to a fault, a gentleman and always genuine . Committed to his Family, his Church and Community. Ready to take on the largest or smallest of roles it was about the goal and the team for him. I’ve known Harold most of my life and considered him a good friend and in someways a mentor as we worked on some of the biggest Community projects GFPK has ever seen such as the 2011 Centennial and the Canada 150. He is going to be missed by us all very much. I know Harold is in a better place today but in leaving he has left a huge void in GFPK’s volunteer community which will not be easily replaced. Love Anna & Wayne Brown