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CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF DR. BILL HARRIS AND THE VEGETARIAN SOCIETY OF HAWAII

Posted on September 10, 2015 by The VRG Blog Editor

We here at The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii have some sad news to share. Our own Dr. Bill Harris passed away Wednesday August 26.

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This photo shows him celebrating his 84th birthday at a local Honolulu Vegan Restaurant (Greens & Vines). Bill went vegetarian at age 19. He went vegan in 1964. Dr. Harris was a hero and a mentor to many of us in the local Hawaii vegetarian community. Many of you will remember Bill from our monthly meetings in Honolulu. He manned the video camera, filmed our featured guests, edited our YouTube videos, and posted those videos on our YouTube channel where they continue to be broadcast internationally. We will miss his vegan expertise, his technical wizardry, and his sharp sense of humor.

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  1. Tony says:

    So sorry to hear this and condolences to family and friends….

    RIP Doc, I will trully miss your presentations and lectures at VSH which I recently came across

  2. Prudence of Vegans says:

    RIP Doctor Bill. I was shocked to hear this terrible news.

    Dr. Harris was a brilliant doctor with so such wisdom & intelligence. I, along with hundreds of thousands of people, learned so much on nutrition & wellness from Dr. Harris.

    MY deepest condolences to the family & friends…..
    So many will miss his humor and amazing presentations & lecture yet most of all Bill just being Bill. I was so shocked when I got the news. I thought for sure that Bill would live to over 100 with all his energy and eating the BEST diet on this planet. We loved Bill and he is for ever in our hearts. Missing you Bill Harris. He had an amazing life and so proud to have known his brilliant work in health, nutrition and wellness. God Bless You Sweet Man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_qoZEYWzGg

  3. PJ says:

    So many amazing presentations by William Harris, M.D..
    In this lick I’m posting shows the presentation, Dr. Harris cuts through the maze of contradictory diet recommendations to show how a few simple food rules and a little exercise will insure your best chances for good health.
    A vegetarian since 1950, vegan since 1964, William Harris, M.D. is a founding and current director of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Prior to his retirement he was an emergency physician and director of the Kaiser Permanente Vegetarian Lifestyle Clinic. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1963 and is the author of The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, now online free at http://www.vegsource.com/harris/book_… Last December he marked his 80th birthday with an 8-way parachute jump, his 1180th, at Pacific Sky Diving on Oahu.
    Filming and editing by Dr William Harris M.D. on July 12, 2010 at Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Honolulu, Hawaii. He is missed more than words can express. RIP Dr. Harris. See ya in the next universe!



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