Hudson, Harold 'Harry' Gordon

Born in Nottawasaga Township in Simcoe County on September 6, 1933, a son of the late Guy Wilfred and Florence (nee Crosskill) Hudson, Harold passed away at the Meaford Hospital on Tuesday July 28, 2020 at the age of 86.

A long time resident of the Meaford area and St. Vincent Township, Harry will be remembered as the much loved and loving husband of the former Jean Mae Wilson who predeceased him on July 19, 2020.  The couple had been married for 61 years and had shared many events together and with family which will have left lasting memories for their nieces and nephews and multitude of friends and neighbours.  Harry and Jean were active members of the Olivet Baptist Church in Meaford supporting not only the building but also the multitude of good works and causes throughout the world.  Harold was a knowledgeable orchard grower in the area and his expertise and hard work was appreciated by his colleagues in that active Georgian Bay industry.

Harry’s brother, Ken Hudson of Meaford, survives him and he was predeceased by Ken’s wife Shirley and his dear brother Gerald Hudson and his wife Laura also of Meaford. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law Earl Wilson and his wife Sandie and Harold Wilson of Meaford.

Harold will be recalled as the fun-loving uncle and great-uncle by his nieces and nephews and their families: Darlene and Keith Bumstead of Meaford and their children Pam (Shawn) Adams and children Riley, Dylan and Connor and Stephanie Bumstead:  Bill and Carol Hudson of Meaford and children Hayden and Natashia;  Robert ‘Bob’ Wilson and his wife Kathleen of Calgary and their children Jamie and Kaelea; and Chris Galliher and his wife Karen also of Calgary and their daughter Charlize.  He was predeceased by a niece Lois Both (Wilson).

A private family funeral service officiated by Reverend George Bell of Olivet Baptist Church will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford with a service of committal and interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery where Harry will be interred with his late wife Jean.

In lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Parkinson Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Service: Private family service to be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home

Donations: In lieu of fowers - Parkinson Foundaton or Canadian Cancer Society
Make a donation in memory of Harold 'Harry' Gordon Hudson

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Robert Gardner
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    My condolences to the extended Hudson family, it has been a bad July for your family, losing both Jean and Harold.
    I always enjoyed my dealings with Harold in the orchard business.
    Always a gentleman, hard working and innovative.

  2. Sue & Orville Boyd
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    As neighbours, we always enjoyed our conversations with Harold whenever he was out for a stroll. He was a very fine gentleman. We extend our condolences to the entire family.

  3. Bernice McNair
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    Ken and family,
    My sincere condolences for losses.
    i have great memories of Hudson Bros Orchards and all 4 of them.
    My prayers are with you.
    Bernice McNair

  4. Keith & Lorraine
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    To the Hudson and Wilson families.
    So sorry to learn Harry had passed away. He and Jean were such a great couple. They will be together again. Enjoyed our visits and having them as neighbours forever as we all grew up together.

  5. Rosalie Murray
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    It is with sadness that I learned of Harold’s death. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Ken, and your family as well as the Wilson family. May he RIP.

  6. Muriel Hindle
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    To the Hudson and Wilson Family.
    Sincere sympathy to all in the loss of Harold. Another one of the 7 th liners gone. My Father always spoke so well of the Hudson brothers and Harold always was ready for a chat with me whenever we met.
    Jean and Harold are now together again
    David and Muriel (Kerr) Hindle

  7. Robert Greenfield
    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    Sorry to learn that both Harry and Jean are gone. They were wonderful neighbours along with Gerald and Laura. The morning after my mother’s (Helen) car accident in 1974 both Gerald and Harold showed up to help look after the morning farm chores. We will miss them all. Not too many original 7th line families left living here now. Our condolences to the Hudson and Wilson families.

    Robert and Esther Greenfield

  8. Merv and Ellie Smith
    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    To the Hudson and Wilson families. Our sincere condolences to all. I worked for Harold and Gerald for many years in the orchard. Harold and Jean were great neighbours and will be sadly missed.
    Merv and Ellie

  9. Heather Crosskill
    Saturday, August 29, 2020

    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of both Harold and Jean. My mom and dad (Lynne and Bill Crosskill) always enjoyed talking about the Hudson’s and visiting when they could. My brother Jer and I always loved hearing childhood stories. Our deepest condolences to you. May love and happy memories surround you.

    Heather (Ken) Crosskill, Jer & Karen Crosskill


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