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Born: Dec 13, 1923

Date of Passing: Jan 10, 2004

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FRED HARRISON Our family is greatly saddened to announce the passing of our husband, dad and grandpa, Fred Harrison on Saturday, January 10, 2004. Fred is survived by his devoted wife of almost 54 years, Isabel; his three children, Patrick (Diane Williams), Lynne (Ron Banister) and David (Sigrid Isford) as well as his grandchildren, Cody, Shannon, Lucas, Hailey, Daniel and Ben. Also left to mourn are his brother Patrick (Alma) of Sidney BC; his sister-in-law Barbara Harrison of Winnipeg and many nieces and nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Stella; and by his brothers, John and Bill. Fred was born on December 13, 1923 in Winnipeg and grew up in Winnipeg and Minnedosa. He graduated from Kelvin High School and articled with Price Waterhouse, receiving his Chartered Accountancy degree in 1949. He spent his business years in the accounting profession, retiring in 1983 as a partner in KPMG. Throughout his professional career and during his retirement Fred had a great concern for meeting the particular needs of individuals and small businesses. Fred was very proud to be a Canadian, a Manitoban and a Winnipegger. He served his community as President of The Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Manitoba, Vice President (Agency Relations) of The United Way and President of The Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled. He was a long time member of St. Georges Anglican Church (Crescentwood) and had served as the Rectors Warden and a member of Parish Council. He was a keen supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and other sports and arts groups. In his spare time he enjoyed travelling with Isabel to many parts of the Commonwealth, reading, listening to classical and sacred music, genealogy, stamp collecting and gardening. Fred always felt that family was the most important part of his life. He was a faithful and devoted husband and offered endless support and encouragement to his children. He was very proud and supportive of his childrens educational and life pursuits. In 1959 he built a cottage at Victoria Beach which is still enjoyed by all of his family. He was particularly pleased when he became Grandpa to six grandchildren to whom he gave the same unconditional love. Dad would do anything for his family. Our family would like to thank Dr. Vincent Taraska and the staff at the Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion over these past months. In accordance with Freds wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Georges Anglican Church (Crescentwood), 168 Wilton St., with interment at a later date at St. Johns Cathedral Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made to St. Georges Memorial Fund, 168 Wilton St. THOMSON Funeral Chapels - 669 Broadway - 783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 13, 2004

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  • I have come across correspondence and family charts of Isabel's family but written by Fred. It has been in my filing system for years.They lived in Cambridge Street. There are copies of photos of the English and Scottish families including and especially Matthew Rodger who was a foreman joiner in the shipyards. I wonder if you still have any of these in your family? My email is My paternal grandmother was a Rodger. Perhaps one of the family might make contact with me? I know Fred had a lot of contact with my cousin Helen Ayles nee Stewart. Thanks Patricia - Posted by: Patricia Napier (English relative) on: Feb 15, 2021

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