Mr. Frederick Harry Harrison of Rimbey, Alberta passed away in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the age of 99 years.
Fred was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 13, 1915 and moved to England in 1917 and returned back to Canada in 1926 and settled in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Fred farmed in Saskatchewan and Manitoba until 1939 and then enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1940.
In 1951, Fred married Martha Stockman of Medicine Hat in Calgary. They resided in various locations across Canada until Fred retired from the military in 1965. Fred and Martha then took up farming in the Leedale area and continued to farm until retiring in 1985 when they moved to Rimbey. After Martha’s passing in 1996, Fred married Wilfreida Brown. Fred and Freida continued to reside in Rimbey and remained very active in the community.
Fred was a member of the Leedale Hall board, a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a director and secretary of the Benjamin Natural Gas Coop, treasurer of the Rimbey Agricultural Society and a member of the Rimbey United Church.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Freida, two brothers; Bob (Mary) Harrison and Doug (Roberta) Harrison. Fred was predeceased by his first wife Martha in 1996 and by three brothers; Reg, Sid, and Herb as well as by one sister Betty.
A Celebration of Fred’s was held from the Rimbey United Church on Monday, October 27, 2014 with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment of Fred’s cremated remains followed in the Field of Honour in the West Haven Cemetery in Rimbey, Alberta.
If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre PO. Box 440 Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 or to the Rimbey United Church Memorial Fund, PO. Box 7 Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
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