Tom Harris

Harris Mazda

The Harris Family

5/9/1949 - 28/6/2017

Tom Harris

Rest In Peace. We will Miss You. 

Mr. Harris was the Dealer Principal of Tom Harris Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd. from 1983 – 2009, and was the Dealer Principal of Harris Kia in Nanaimo. Mr. Harris was also the President of Tom Harris Cellular Ltd., a chain of Fifty Telus Mobility stores in British Columbia and Alberta. He was also partnered in Harris Mazda, Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC, Harris Victoria Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and O.K. Tire Parksville. (He was previously partnered in Harris Nissan North Island, and Harris Mitsubishi, which were sold in 2014 and 2015 respectively).

Always active in Dealer Associations and community work, he was Past President of the BCADA (The New Car Dealers of BC), and past Chairman of the board of The CADA (The Canadian Auto Dealers Association). He also served the CADA on the Industry Relations Committee. He was also Past Chairman of General Motors National Dealer Communications Team. He was the Past Chairman of the Nanaimo District Hospital Foundation and has chaired the Nanaimo United Way Campaign. He sat on the Nanaimo Community Foundation Board and was the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the BC Ferry Authority. He chaired the Capital Campaign to build a permanent home for St. John Ambulance in Nanaimo. Mr. Harris was named Citizen of the Year for Nanaimo in 2004. In 2005 he was appointed to the Order of St. John and also received the Rotary Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence. In 2012 Mr. Harris received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne. This prestigious medal was presented to Mr. Harris by Ron Cantelon MLA, on December 15th, 2012, to recognize Tom’s dedicated service to his peers, his community, and to Canada.

His good will and leadership will be missed by us at Harris Mazda.

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