Meet the Staff

We’ll help you to create a service or celebration of life that will be meaningful to family and friends.

Our staff can assist you in choosing reasonably-priced cremation and burial options that will help you find peace of mind. We can also prepare a reception in our home-like setting.

Elizabeth Harris


Co-owner and wife of founder, the late Jim Harris, Elizabeth assists with many administrative matters for the funeral home. Her presence is invaluable. She is a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of London and has been an energetic mentor for the Western University Rotaract Club. She is a proud grandmother and enjoys gardening and genealogy.

Jim Harris


Fondly remembered as a caring man with a wonderful sense of humour, James Harris opened his funeral home in 1962 just before his 30th birthday. He was very dedicated to the people in his care and highly regarded in the community. Away from work, he enjoyed what he called a “long first-childhood” playing baseball and hockey and collecting antique toys. His life continues to be an inspiration to all of us at Harris Funeral Home.

Steve Harris

Managing Director

Steve is a graduate of Lucas Secondary School and UWO (BA ’92) and has served as a licensed funeral director since 1994. In 1997, following the death of his father Jim, Steve became managing director of the funeral home and along with his mother, Elizabeth, continues his family’s tradition of caring for London families. He is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London and an elder of New St. James Presbyterian Church. He also serves on the Board of Wellspring London. Together, with his wife Lesley and young family, he enjoys the Canadian outdoors in all seasons.

John Little

Funeral Director

John also graduated from Lucas and Western (BA ’88). After a change of careers, he became a licensed funeral director in 1997. The Little household is a busy one, with 2 boys and a British Bulldog named Samson. John is quite involved at Siloam United Church.

Christy Russell

Funeral Director

Christy is a graduate of Oakridge Secondary School and UWO King’s College. She graduated with a BA, including a minor in Thanatology in 2009. Christy interned for a year with Harris Funeral Home prior to becoming a licensed funeral director in 2013. Christy enjoys spending her free time with her husband and her two very active sons.

Dale Steward

Funeral Assistant

Peter Groom

Funeral Assistant

Ron Madill

Funeral Assistant

Cathy Lee Benbow

Funeral Assistant

Alan Schmitt

Funeral Assistant

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