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, Bill (Marie) Harrison Sr., 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. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.