Henry John ‘Harry’ Mayne

May 17, 1925 – November 20, 2021
It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Henry John Mayne (Harry) on November 20th, 2021. Left to mourn Harry, is his loving wife and best friend of 70 years, Marion. His children, David (Joyce), and Derek (Joanna). Harry also leaves behind his Grandchildren, Katrina (Dustin), Karalyn, Emily (Diogo), Cassandra, Quentin and Great Grandson, Bowen. Harry is also survived by special nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues and many friends.
Harry was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Mayne, sisters, Lola and Joan and brother, Joseph.
Harry was born in London, England on March 17th, 1925. He loved the military and enjoyed a long and illustrious career. Harry spent 4 years (1943-1947) in the British Army and was a veteran of the 2nd World War.
Harry immigrated to Canada in December, 1947 where he enlisted in the Canadian Army. He served with the 4th Battalion Canadian Guards as an Infantry Officer in Canada, Korea and Japan. Harry entered the field of Physical Education and served as the Physical and Recreation Officer in CFB Camp Borden, and CFB Kingston, Ontario.
Harry served with the Brigade in Soest, Germany and finally CFB, Chilliwack. Harry truly loved Army Service life, and enjoyed reminiscing about his years of service and travels in many different countries.
After retiring from Army life, Harry spent 10 years in Yellowknife as Executive Assistant to the Director, Department of Education.
Harry was always helping others. He taught gymnastics and swimming lessons while in army. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Korean Veterans Association, Canadian Forces Historical Society, Federal Superannuate, the Free Masons, Red Cross Society and Royal life Saving Society.
Harry spent his retirement years playing golf, wintering in California, enjoying cruises and visiting his many friends and relatives. He was truly a gentleman and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Harry at a later date.

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