George Alfred “Alf” Harrop

George Alfred "Alf" Harrop

George Alfred “Alf” Harrop ended his journey at the compassionate and caring facility of Hospice House in Vernon with family surrounding him. Remembering many good memories are his wife of 61 years Maxine of Armstrong; his daughters Kathryn Harrop (Ron Gomer) of Toronto ON and Carole (Bruce) Weitzel of Vernon; his son Bob Harrop (Val Mohr) of 100 Mile House; his grandchildren Karlie Pimlott (John Witham) of Vernon, Marcie Pimlott of Vernon, Sarah Boyd of Toronto, Colby Weitzel of Vernon; his brother Stan (Margie) of Kamloops; his in-laws Coleen (Bob) Turris of North Vancouver; and his nine nieces and nephews. Alf was predeceased by his parents Frank and Dorothy Harrop; his sister Dorothy Slattery; and his very young brother Leslie Harrop. Alf was an accomplished athlete throughout his life in many sports and in latter years enjoyed golfing as well as travelling in his 5th wheel, fishing, and gardening. Upon finishing his schooling at North Vancouver High School, Alf joined the Canadian Australasion Shipping Line and then moved onto Cates Towing in North Vancouver. After such Alf went into what he enjoyed the most – construction, from draftsman, to carpenter apprentice, to lead hand and to foreman in a few short years. In his spare time, he planned and constructed five of the family homes in North Vancouver, Kamloops, and 100 Mile House. Alf retired after many years as Contract Supervisor for the Federal Department of Public Works in Vancouver. A job that included much travel throughout British Columbia. Upon retirement Alf and Maxine moved to their summer home at Canim Lake for 5 years and then built another home overlooking Horse Lake. Alf’s failing health brought them to Armstrong to be closer to medical care. He continued to garden and grow his roses. Friends and neighbours are invited to join the family on Saturday January 15, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the family residence (2428 Bradley Drive, Armstrong BC). A Celebration of Life will be held in May of 2011 at 100 Mile House where his ashes will be interred. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Alf may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1S4). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: armstrong@myalternatives.ca


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