So very sorry to hear of Harri's passing.
I just want you to know that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
Take care my friend.
The family of Harri Sakari Ollila is very saddened to announce his sudden passing on July 11, 2022 at the age of sixty years.
Harri was born in Kirkland Lake in 1961. He put his trust in the Lord Jesus at the age of eighteen and is now with his Saviour, who he longed to see. He was predeceased by his parents Pirkko-Liisa Ollila (née Kopsala) in 1996 and Aito Ollila in 2004. He is dearly missed by the love of his life and wife of thirty-six years, Sharon Minnett Ollila, his sister Eliisa Ollila, and his five children and their spouses: Mylon and Mélina Ollila, Benjamin and Olya Ollila, AnnaLiisa and Stephen Gison, Bethany and Joshua Solomon, Abigail Ollila and Claude Longchap. He will be missed by the grandchildren who gave him so much joy: Sébastien, Oliver, Bianca, and Lev. He will also be lovingly remembered by his Uncle Paavo and Aunt Irja Kopsala, cousins Eric and Mark Kopsalaand their families, parents-in-law Ron and Mary Minnett, the extended Minnett family, beloved relatives in Finland, and many cherished friends.
Harri put decades of hard work into the mining industry and was never afraid of a challenge. He enjoyed spending his free time in nature—snowmobiling, skiing, fishing, and taking pictures.He loved to travel and experience other cultures, but he was happiest of all surrounded by family and friends at Raven Lake. He loved to laugh and to make others laugh (his “Dad jokes” were legendary). Although his life was shorter than some, he had a larger-than-life personality and left a deep impact on the lives of many. Harri was passionate about sharing the Gospel. If he were here, he would invite you to trust Christ and join him in heaven one day.
We are gathering to celebrate Harri’s incredibly special life on Saturday, July 16th at the Kirkland Lake Gospel Hall (521 Government Rd. W) and welcome his family, friends, and colleagues to join us in person or on Zoom.
A visiting time will also be available at the French Family Funeral Home (111 Burnside Dr, Kirkland Lake), on Friday, July 15th.
The schedule will be as follows:
Friday, July 15th - French Family Funeral Home
Visiting time ~ 7 - 9 PM
Saturday, July 16th - Kirkland Lake Gospel Hall
Memorial Service ~ 10 AM
Interment at Kirkland Lake Cemetery ~ 11 AM
Return to Gospel Hall for refreshments ~ 12:30 PM
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to World Vision for a child in need or to Gospel Trust Canada for the benefit of a worker or assembly of your choice.
To access the Zoom link, please text your email to (416) 917-4906