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Harmon, Christopher E. October 23, 2005 HARMON, Christopher E.
Christopher E. Harmon, departed this life on Thursday, (October 20, 2005) at Kimberly Hall Nursing Facility in Bloomfield. He was born on April 18, 1918 in Beehive, Guyana and was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Collins) Harmon. He leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Sheila Harmon, who also resides at Kimberly Hall. He attended Ann’s Grove Methodist School and Trade School and with encouragement from his family decided to join the Guyana Police Force. He retired in 1973 after 30 years of distinguished service as Deputy Superintendent of Police. He and his family migrated to the United States where he worked at Mount Sinai Hospital for many years before his retirement in 1993. He was a devoted brother to his four sisters - Ruth Duguid, Mildred Bob, Sylvia Downes and Christina Gilbert, his youngest and only surviving sister. He had two daughters, Lynette Jacobs, who predeceased him, and Ingrid Collins of Windsor. He also leaves behind two grandsons, Reginald Christopher Jacobs, Edward Jacobs, a great granddaughter Shaylin Aria Jacobs, and sister-in-law Edna Ross and brother-in-law, Frank Collins; in addition to a host of nieces and nephews and many dear friends throughout the U.S., UK, Canada and Guyana. He had a strong spiritual foundation and before his change of residence to Kimberly Hall he was an active member of St. Justin's Parish and Choir, where his rich baritone voice could be heard every Sunday. He was a founding member of The Knights of Columbus- Hartford Chapter, a chartered member of the Lion's Club and Guyana Ex-Police Association. In addition, he was an active member of The Guyanese American Cultural Association, West Indian Celebration committee and the Local 1199 Union. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 26 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a Catholic Service from 11 a.m. - 12 Noon, both at St. Justin's Church, 240 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford. His burial will follow at Mt. Saint Benedict Cemetery as soon as the service concludes at noon. The Fuqua Funeral Home, 94 Granby Street, Hartford, will be in charge of the arrangements.


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