Harry Joseph Yori
1927 – 2011
Born on May 31st, 1927 to Enrico and Louisa Yori of Ladysmith, BC. Harry was predeceased by his parents, and his enfant son Terence Raymond Yori in 1955. He lived all his life in Ladysmith and died peacefully at his home on February 22nd, 2011, after a short illness.
Harry leaves behind his daughters Lynda (Jim) Boris and Rose-Marie (Glen) Britton. His three grandsons Ryan (Erin) Martyn, Curtis Martyn and Jaxson Britton. He also leaves his brother Edward Yori of Ladysmith and his sister Reta Higgs and her family of Sechelt, BC and the mother of his daughters Laura Taylor (Yori).
Harry was employed by Comox Logging, then Crown Zellerback and finally TimberWest for more than 45 years. He ran one of the first Grapple yarders built by Madill & Sons and was very proud of his work.
Harry became interested in First Aid and took exams until he reached his goal of a Class A ticket. This led him to join the Comox Logging First Aid team. The team traveled throughout BC joining in competitions. They won first place in 1968 at Trail, BC and won the BC Championship in Penticton BC in 1969.
Harry spent his last days at home under the loving care of his family. The family would like to thank his team of care-givers for their kindness and support. There will be no service by his request. Donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society.
The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore
The present only is our own
Live, love and toil at will
Place no faith in tomorrow
For the clock may then be still