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Harry Black
July 30, 1934 - February 4, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">BLACK, Harry Samuel <br>July 30, 1934 - February 4, 2017. <br> <br>In his 83rd year, having been surrounded by loved ones in his last days and after many loving visits on his last day of life, Harry Black passed away peacefully at home which was his dying wish. Harry was an author, an illustrator, and an international aid worker. His career choices demonstrated compassion to others, including his work with the Canadian Red Cross, his 26 years as Executive Director of UNICEF Canada, and his work post-retirement with the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). During his time at UNICEF, he showed great compassion in his drive to improve living conditions for children in developing countries, leading disaster and famine relief projects worldwide. For this work, Harry was awarded the prestigious Order of Canada-Canada’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. He is survived by his loving wife Suzanne, his daughter Annelise and son-in-law Derek, his brother Don (Ruth) and nephew Chris, his sister Beverly, his 100-year old veteran father-in-law Charles (Andy) Anderson (Alice), his brothers-in-law Gary, Glen (Bev) and Mike (Jill). He was a proud grandpa to Deyanne, Ayden, and Devon, and even their dog Kody. Family will receive friends at the O'Neill Funeral Home 6324 Main Street Stouffville (905)642-2855 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday February 11, 2017. Funeral Service will be held at Eastridge Evangelical Missionary Church (12485 Tenth Line Stouffville) on Sunday February 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Cremation. In Harry’s memory, donations can be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation and the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). If so desired, online condolences may be made at www.oneillfuneral.ca <br></div>