William Francis (Frank) Harrison
Frank passed away peacefully in Comox, BC, on May 9, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Langley BC, Frank joined the Canadian Navy in 1944, graduated from UBC’s Engineering School in 1949, and spent most of his working career with McMillan Bloedel in Port Alberni. Frank enjoyed many hobbies, particularly fishing, hunting, canoeing, wood-working, tennis and music. He was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Frank enjoyed a long retirement in the Comox Valley with Merrion, starting with building their dream home in Buckley Bay. The Anglican Churches in Port Alberni and Comox were a key part of his life and also the beneficiaries of Frank’s kindness and willingness to help others.
Frank is survived by his wife Merrion, his son Brian (Lou), and pre-deceased by his sisters Marianne and Joyce. Frank will also be lovingly remembered by brothers-in-law John (Joyce) and John Dugald (Carol), sister in-law Rosemary (Jerry), Merrions’ children Debbie (Paul) and Steve (Lois), grand children Ken (Katie), Sam (Krista), Eric, Alex, Andrea (Tyler), and great grand-son Parker.
The family also extends thanks to the staff at Glacier View Lodge for their loving care of Frank during the last 3 years, and to Rev. Jim Lyster, Rev Gordon Strain, and Fr. Lars Olsson.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on June 8, 2015, 1:00 pm, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter’s Anglican Church or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.