HARRISON, Alfred “Al”
With sad hearts, our family announces the passing of our Dad and Papa, Al Harrison. Born on May 25, 1936, in Merritt, B.C., Al grew up in Kelowna and after a brief time in the Canadian Air Force moved to Alberta for work. This is where he met the love of his life Delores in Camrose, where they were married in 1959. Al is survived by his son Doug (Lori) and daughter-in-law Lorrie (Tom), grandchildren Nikki (Warren), Tricia, Billy, Owen and Cole, and great-grandchildren Wilder, Jordan, Layla, Cooper and Cassidy. Al was predeceased by his son Geoff in 1986, his wife Delores in 2017, and his son Tom in 2020.
Al’s career spanned several years in County and Regional government, with approximately 30 of those years as an administrator with the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, a position he held until his retirement. Al studied Municipal Government Administration at the University of Alberta extension branch, as well as related courses at the University of Victoria and the Banff School of Management. Al was proud of his years working for the Regional District and his years of involvement in the Okanagan community. He cherished the friendships he made during his career, and they remained strong until his passing.
Al loved to camp and fish but was most of all a family man. He was a cheerleader and an unwavering supporter of his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Even in his last days, he reminded his grandsons that, “family is everything”. He and Delores loved to travel in their RV, with trips taking them to many places throughout Canada and the U.S. as well as other trips to New Zealand, the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Cook Islands.
Our family would like to thank the caring and hardworking staff and physicians of Units ICU-B, 5B and Rehab at KGH for the care and attention they gave Al during his stay, we won’t forget you.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at First United Church. While respecting the Provincial Health Officer’s mandate, the service will be limited in numbers and is by invitation only, proof of vaccination is required. To watch the Livestream of the Memorial Services on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM (PDT), please visit ZOOM – Zoom Link
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia.
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