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ROBERT (BOB) THOMAS HARRISON (published on January 17, 2009)



ROBERT (BOB) THOMAS HARRISON It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Robert Thomas Harrison, at the age of 71, on January 11, 2009 at his home near Graysville, MB. Born June 5, 1938 in Carman, Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 39 and one half years, Judith (nee Robertson); his children, Rob, Frances (Kelly Boddy) and Stewart; his sister Ethel (Alvin Hook); niece Alex (Clarence Rhymer) and extended family members. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Stewart and Eleanor Harrison. Although Bob was a lifelong farmer, as a young man he spent time working in the Alberta oilfields, then moved to BC to take a welding course. Returning to Manitoba, he worked as a welder with CNR (Symington) and Dominion Bridge. He and Judith moved back to the home farm in 1971 to raise their family. Bob and Judith were each other's best friends. Bob had a strong commitment to justice and responsibility. He served his community as a school trustee and later on, a municipal counselor. He was a Graysville 4-H Beef Club member in his younger days and served as a leader later on when his children followed in his footsteps. Bob had a quick wit and a keen memory. He held strong opinions and had the courage to stand up for what he believed. There was no better or more loyal friend. He cared deeply for his family, who will miss him profoundly. To quote one of Bob's heroes, Sir Winston Churchill: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. To honour Bob's wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. A private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Humane Society or a charity of one's choice. Doyle's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. www.doyleschapels.com


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