It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Kenneth Darcy Harriet regret to announce his sudden passing due to a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Born in Sydney, Kenny was the beloved son of Florence Harriet and Albert Harriet.
As a young man Kenny enjoyed spending time at tartan downs race track with his brother Albert caring for the horses. A journeyman electrician by trade, he was a member of the IBEW for over 20 years until he could physically no longer continue with his career. It was then he could focus on his love for cooking and filling the bellies of his family and friends. Kenny was known for his strong personality, his witty sense of humour, and he did not hesitate to speak his mind. He was a very thoughtful and generous man who always put his family before himself. Hunting and fishing were among his favourite hobbies and during hockey season you could always find him rooting for his Toronto Maple Leafs while betting on the games with his good friend Tommy Curran. Kenny’s greatest passion of all was his loving family whom he adored.
Kenny will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 28 years , Karen (Gillis); his two sons, Jonathan (Kelsey), Ryan ( Kayla); grandchildren, Chloe, Lucas, Colby, Ryder and step-grandson, Ethan; mother, Florence Harriet (Jim); father, Albert (Judy) Harriet; brother, Albert (Kim); in-laws, Peter and Patsy Gillis; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda Hanna (Derrick); brother and sister-in-law, David Gillis (Shirley) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Kenny was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Annie Mae and Joseph Sampson of Louisdale; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Faustina Harriet of Sydney River, and brother-in-law, Peter ‘Petey’ Gillis.
Kenny’s family extend a special thank you to the first responders who attended to the scene of the accident which tragically ended his life.
As per Kenny’s request cremation has taken place. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Kenny Harriet will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10-11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Private family interment will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“Don’t cry for me, I’m not gone. My soul is at rest, my heart lives on. Light a candle for me to see and hold on to my memory, but save your tears for I’m still here, by your side through the years.”
Karen and extended family members:
Please accept our sincere, heart-breaking apologies in the recent loss of Kenneth. Although we are miles apart, from Maine to Cape Breton, know that we are feeling your loss here as well.
Love, Johann (Harriet) and Richard Emery
From: Johann (Harriet) Emery
My sincerest condolences to the Harriet family.
From: Karen MacDonald
Karen and family, I’m so very sorry to hear this terrible news. Kenny was a great guy, always keeping me entertained, whether in the rink or at my office. My deepest condolences to you all from all of us.
From: Shelley Martin
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to to Karen and all the extended family. May God send comfort to you in your time of bereavement.
From: Wally Lacey
Karen and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept my sincere condolences.
From: Carol Macleod
Our thoughts are with you and your family on the tragic loss of Kenny. Our sincere condolences.
Dear Karen and family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thinking of you always. Debbie Long
Karen, Jonathan,Ryan and the Harriet and Gillis Families
My sincere condolences on the loss of Kenny. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks so much
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers as with you all at this time.
Florence & Family we are so sorry for your loss
Karen my deepest condolances to you an your family. Thinking about you all. God Bless. XO
Our thoughts are with you and your family on the tragic loss of Kenny. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences .I was blessed to call him a friend ,from way back to our school days ,to the race track and a lot of jobs we worked on , him with the electricians and me with the pipefitters and also at the rinks watching our boys playing hockey. he was truly a great guy and will be sadly missed by all who knew him . May God bless him and keep him close .
Karen and family.
My sincere condolences on the loss of Kenny.
Karen, Jonathan, Ryan and your families please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Kenny. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen I am so sorry to here of Kenny passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family
Karen and family,
I’m so incredibly sorry to hear of Kenny’s tragic passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers and with you at this most difficult time.
My deepest conolences to the family ….I am so sorry for your loss… Kenny was a great man he will be missed…
So sorry for your loss Florence and family. Thinking of you all at this sad time..Peggy/Arno Johnson
Sincere condolences to Albert and all of Darcy’s family. Another sad loss from our old neighborhood.
Our sincerest condolences to your loss Kenny was a kind man and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers from the slade family
My sincere condolences to Kenny’s family. I grew up in the same neighbourhood with Kenny. Worked with him at the track. He was such a nice young fella when growing up. May he fly high with the Angels. God bless your family
Karen and family
So sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
he will be missed for the humour and laughter he brought into every-ones lives rip Kenny.
Karen Family: We are so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I had some amazing times with Kenny when we lived together in Toronto. Kenny welcomed me in to his house inToronto with some other capers. We worked together for part of a summer and had loads of fun and became good buds. Lots of thoughts for you Kenny lots of great fun memories for me. B
Albert, I send my condolences to you and your family, on the loss of your son, so sad.
I was around when you and Kenny met and am here as you part..I will remember Kenny as one of my oldest friends and the times we spent trying to figure out our way in life!! Karen thinking of you and yours.. there is nothing that I can say that hasn’t been said..all I know is time will help. Love Donnie 💙
Karen, I just learned of Kenny’s accident this evening, Oct. 12. I am so sorry. My deepest condolences to you and the boys.
I have known Kenny for quite awhile. He was a great and caring guy. We sure had a lot of laughs when we worked together. He was an excellent tradesman and a great all around guy. So sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless.