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HARRISON Jr., William John


Bill passed away peacefully in Kelowna on March 12, 2013 at the age of 65. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC Bill lived there until 1970. Bill moved to Kelowna in 1984, prior to which he lived in Terrace, Chilliwack, Richmond, Penticton, and Hazelton, BC along with Sydney Australia. He worked for the Royal Bank of Canada for 35 years until his retirement in 2003.


Predeceased by his father, William “Bill Sr.” (Marie) Harrison, and mother Hazel Harrison, Bill is survived by his wife Terry, daughters Sara (Phil) Harrison and Marcie Harrison, son Jason (Kathy) Chouinard, brother Ed (Carol) Harrison, sisters Debbie (Bill) LaPointe and Lori Scott, niece Sandi Harrison, nephew Paul (Candice) Harrison, granddaughters Cameron and Mackenzie Chouinard, and great-nieces Lilly Mae and Violet Harrison.


As a result of his passion for community service, Bill was extremely active with a number of charitable organizations including the Central Okanagan Child Development Association. He loved golfing, curling, travelling, snorkelling, building sandcastles, playing the guitar, and working in the garden.


Bill had an amazing ability to connect with everyone, particularly with his unique sense of humour. His ever-present love, warmth, and support for his family and friends will be greatly missed.


A memorial service will be held at the Springfield Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Variety Children’s Charity, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1pm.

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for HARRISON Jr., William John is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1pm.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Linda Comeau says:

    Our hearts go out to you Terri as he was a wonderful,thoughtful man who embraced life. I loved working with him for all of those years and will always have fond memories of Bill. Tkae care sweetie! Love Linda

  • Ron & Julie MacWilliams says:

    Our condolences to Terry and all the family. We worked and played with Bill in our younger years and have many untold stories of ” Elvis”. We were so sorry to hear of his passing and our thoughts are with you. We understand the Coq. is closed tonight and will not be able to be there on Wednesday, but our thoughts will be with you all. Ron and Julie MacWilliams

  • Dayle & Colleen Romanuik says:

    Our condolences to Terry and all the family. I worked with Bill on three separate ocassions and my experience is Bill embraced life and lived it to the fullest. He will be sorely missed. Colleen & I are out of town on Wednesday and unable to attend the service but our thoughts will be with you.

  • Karen Stiewe says:

    I was so shocked and saddened to read about Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with Bill’s family. I worked closely with Bill for 3 years and must say he was one of the greatest I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. So sad to hear this.

  • Sarah Stanford says:

    Although I met Bill only a short time ago, it was a true pleasure to have met him and had the joy of learning more about him. Even in the short time I knew Bill, there was no denying his lively spirit and kind heart. My sincerest sympathy to you, Terry and family. Bill left an honourable legacy here at RBC and he will be missed by many.

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