Ruby Jane Harris

10th March 2020 - 2nd September 2020
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HARRIS Matthew Dale and HARRIS Ruby Jane

Tragically taken as the result of an accident on Wednesday 2nd September 2020, aged 22 years and 5 and a half months.

Adored partner and baby daughter of Brooke.

Much loved son and granddaughter of Cathy and Jason, Stephen and Annaleigh.

Loved son in law and grandaughter of Dona and Brendan.

Dearly loved brother of Laura, Samuel, Luke, Jack, Finn, Brad and Adam.

Loved brother in law of Courtney, Jaimee-Lea and Dave, and Uncle of Arthur.

Ruby was an adored addition to our family and was dearly loved by everyone, especially her dad who will be forever looking after her.

Loved grandson and great granddaughter of Ngaire and Ron*, Barbara* and Adrian*, Steph* and Hummy, Jamie and Bernadette, Margaret, Glenys and Pete.

Loved nephew, niece, and cousins of their extended families.

Matthew was well known for his wonderful nature and he was dearly loved by his mates.

A service will be held by invitation only due to current restrictions, a family member will be in contact with you.

The service can be viewed via livestream link -

Messages to 21 Compton Street Invercargill or 51 Old Main Road Wallacetown or to Matthew and Ruby’s tribute pages at


Rest easy my bro, you and your daughter are much loved man you are going to be missed you are a top bloke see you another time on the other side.
Heart gose out to the family and his partner of you’s need anything sing out and I’ll try my best to help in any way
Raymond Phillips, Invercargill
Thinking of all at this very sad time.
Lynette Service, Invercargill
Sincere condolences to you all. Such a tragedy.
McClelland Family, Invercargill
Wish i got to know you more Matt, you were such an awesome guy and so full of energy and such a great personality. Ruby looks like the daughter you would be proud to call your own and looks like such a happy chilled wee girl and im sure you both will be up there reading stories and watching down on Brooke. Gonna be missed bud
Mark Johnson, Invercargill
Hey Ruby girl. Only met you playing baby games at your Mums baby shower. Sorry we didn't get to cuddle but know your getting cuddles up there with your Dad now. You looked like your Mum and I imagine you had your Dad's sweet spirit. Rest easy and keep your Dad on his toes up there. Will try help Mum. Love you Ruby. Will think of you always.
Kerstyn Dolamore, Invercargill
Brooke - I dont know you but I know what you going through the loss precious partner child, Ive lost mine in time past - son aged 22mth partner 3yrs later - , I can say she is forever in daddy's arms - you will miss your wedding, her 1st, 5th, 21 st all those special days will bring this pain back, but your memories will always remain - hold those best hugs from afar so sorry this happened.
roz, invercargill