Dido, Harry

Published: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Mr. Harry Dido, age 85 years, a resident of Westmount Hospital passed away peacefully on Monday, June 3, 2002 at his residence. Harry was born in Port Arthur and spent the majority of his time here in the city. Harry was a meat cutter his entire working life. He started working with his brother-in-law Harry Thomas at their grocery store in Current River, later owning his own grocery store in Westfort before moving to Marathon to work at Chapel's Grocery for 13 years. Following his time in Marathon, Harry moved back to Thunder Bay and worked for Dominion Foods until his retirement in 1982, after which he still worked part-time for Country Good Meats. He was very proud of his ability to speak three languages (Finnish, Ukrainian, and English). Harry was a big man with a gentle soul. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons; Don Scott of Kitchener, ON (here), Robert Dido (Gwen) of Oakville, ON (here), grandson Colin Stuart Henry Dido, sisters; Anne Ruby, and Pauline Williams. Numerous other family members also survive. He was predeceased by his wife Doris (nee Sisco), his parents, sisters; Mary Thomas, Stella Pringle, and Doris Mikoski, and brother Bill Dido. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 N. Court Street, with Rev. Canon John Jordan officiating. Interment to follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be Wednesday (this evening) from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m in the Sargent & Son Funeral Home. Should friends desire donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.