April 12, 1938 – September 8, 2015
Sorrowfully we announce the passing of Lawrence Kenneth (Larry) Harrison who slipped away peacefully on September 8, 2015 at Monashee Mews in Lumby, BC.
Larry was born April 12, 1938 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Clarance and Margaret (Peggy) Harrison. At the age of four, Larry moved with his parents and younger sister Doris to Ocean Falls, British Columbia. During the next 16 years, Larry became a caring and protective big brother to five more sisters: Joan, Mary, Gina, Valorie and Linda and finally a brother, Thom. After graduation from Charleson Junior Senior High School, Larry worked at the Hudson’s Bay store, then followed his parents to Bella Coola, BC, where they had moved in 1960. There he met and married his wife, Solange Beck, in 1961 and began their own family. They were married for 54 years.
The couple moved back to Ocean Falls, BC where Larry worked for Crown Zellerbach as a Millwright. When Ocean Falls was downsizing Larry was transferred to the Crown Zellerbach Mill in Kelowna, BC in 1970 and they made their home in Rutland, BC. Soon Larry and Solange decided to add farming life to their busy schedule and they bought their first farm in Rutland, BC and then their second one in Lumby, BC. Collecting many and varied animals from llamas, pot-bellied pigs and peacocks they enjoyed visits from school children, family, friends and others to their farm.
During these years, Larry and Solange, like to take their family traveling around Alberta and British Columbia visiting family and enjoying these beautiful provinces.
Larry was always a hard working man who liked to quietly help others.
Larry was predeceased by his parents, Clarance and Peggy, his brother Thom and brothers-in-law, John Townsend (Doris) and Sandy Purver (Joan). He will be fondly remembered by his children Sherrie (Cam), Dennis, Holly (Clinton) and Trent (Cathy); 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He will also be missed by his sisters, his many nieces and nephews and many friends.
Solange and the family would like to thank all the staff of Monashee Mews including nurses, care aids, housekeeping and recreation aides for the special care given to Larry during his stay.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Vernon, BC.
Larry will be interred in the Coldstream Cemetery. There will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Parkinsons Society.