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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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  • Darryl & Shary Ruff says:

    To Al’s Family:
    Someone as special as Al can never be forgotten. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Al was an extraordinary good guy and friend. With heavy hearts we sympathize with you and offer our sincerest condolences.

  • Valerie and Hedley Farrow says:

    Doug, Lori, and the rest of your family, my thoughts are with you.

  • Faith Kinoshita says:

    Dear Doug and family, my heartfelt sympathies in the passing of your father. My parents bought their home from your parents and continued to live there all these years. It was several years ago that we noticed a vehicle slowly drive back and forth with the occupants looking at the house. It was your mom and dad checking out the old neighbourhood. We had a good time reminiscing and reconnecting even if it was for a brief time. My thoughts are with you in the days ahead and may memories be a source of much comfort.
    Sincerely,
    Faith Kinoshita

  • Gloria and Gord Agar says:

    To Doug, Lori and the family,
    I’m so sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of your Father. Sending our heartfelt condolences.

  • Craig Bakala says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Doug/Lori and Family at the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you at this time .
    Craig Bakala

  • Tina Demchuk says:

    My sincere condolences to your family. I had the privilege to work with Al at the RDCO. He was a strong leader and did so much for this community. He was a kind man and garnered respect from all staff…he just had that presence. my thoughts are with you all.

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