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In celebration of life and faith, we announce the passing of both our father, grandpa and great-grandpa, Robert (Bob) Harrison, and our mother, grandma, and great-grandma, Mary Harrison (nee Krahn). Bob passed away on the afternoon of January 5, 2023, at 94 years of age, and Mary on the morning of January 6, 2023 (16 hours later) at 93 years of age. Bob and Mary had celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last November.
Bob was born on a farm in Orkney, Saskatchewan on July 8, 1928, and Mary in the farming community of Niverville, Manitoba on September 6, 1929. Bob moved from the farm to Winnipeg where he met the love of his life, Mary, and they married in 1949. Bob was a pioneer in the latest technology at that time - two-way mobile radio - and started a successful business in mobile radio and paging systems. His company was one of the first to install radios in police, fire, and taxi vehicles, where he gained the nickname "Bobby Radio" for his amazing ability with this new technology. Mary supported Bob as a dedicated and caring homemaker, and the two of them lovingly raised a family of five children.
Left to celebrate their legacy, Bob and Mary leave behind their children, Tracey (Steve), Tannis (Philippe), Trent (Jacki), Todd (Anna) and Tyler (Marianne); as well as 13 grandchildren: Carly (Phill), Natalie, Rhiannon, Joshua, Megan, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Samuel (Suzy), Amanda (Grant), Kyra, Jesse, Andrew and Adriana, and four great-grandchildren, Elecio, Sophie, Elsie and Tommy.
Funeral service, presided over by Reverend Patrick Woodbeck (Windsor Park United Church) to take place at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Interment following the service at Glen Lawn Cemetery, with refreshments and fellowship afterwards at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross at in honour of Bob and Mary Harrison. Select the "In Honour" box and if you choose to send an e-card about your gift please use the following email:

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 14, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I am so sad to hear of their passing. I can’t imagine growing up without “Mr & Mrs Harrison” and the 5T’s next door. We couldn’t have asked for better neighbours. I hope they are happily reunited. My sympathy to the entire family, Dawn Lindberg - Posted by: Dawn Glays (Neighbour) on: Jan 17, 2023

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob and Mary. As a work colleague of their son, Trent, I have enjoyed hearing about his parents, and can see the strong values that they instilled in their son, and a reflection of what good people that they were in him. My prayers are with Trent and the rest of his family as they grieve, but also as they celebrate the long lives and legacies of Bob and Mary. Take care. - Posted by: Robert Reimer (Work colleague of son, Trent Harrison.) on: Jan 16, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Harrison family. Many fine memories were made in the '70s and '80s on Pawnee Bay, at WPC and the hockey rinks and soccer fields. Later on, in the early 2000s, Bob assisted my dad on Cypress Bay when his health was compromised. I was glad to be with my dad when Bob dropped in. - Posted by: Greg Kirby (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2023

  • My father, Jake Krahn, was cousin to Mary. I remember Bob and Mary mostly from my childhood. Mary was fun and stylish, ready to party. Bob visited my folks in Vancouver occasionally, and he was very pleased I remembered him and Mary, and of course the 5Ts. Tannis was around my age, and I always thought if I had a little girl, that's the name I'd call her. My sincere condolences go out to you all in your double loss. Deepest sympathy. Sherry Sutherland, Vancouver - Posted by: Sherry Sutherland (second cousin) on: Jan 14, 2023

  • The Harrisons were neighbors on Pawnee Bay for years, even after the children grew up and moved, you would see them walk Niakwa Park endlessly, always with a smile. I recall my parents' comments on what a lovely couple they were...and they were. MY sympathies to all the children. You may have lost your parents, but they have found each other once again. - Posted by: Laurie Anne Marie Therese Gydé (neighbor) on: Jan 14, 2023

  • Our condolences to the Harrison family. Growing up as neighbours of the Harrison's I have many memories since childhood. Their home was always welcoming and I remember lots of laughter. Thinking of you all, I have the best memories of Mr & Mrs Harrison. Brenda Bourns - Posted by: Brenda Bourns (Neighbour ) on: Jan 14, 2023

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