Archie Harrison

Archie Harrison

Arthur Harrison, beloved father of Ron and Carol, passed away peacefully in Taber, Alberta on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 95 years.

A private family service will be held. Burial to take place at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at

Dad will be dearly missed by his family, many nieces, nephews and friends. Archie is survived by his children Ron (April) Harrison of Cranbrook, British Columbia and Carol (Rodger) Atwood of Barnwell. He was blessed with six grandsons, two granddaughters, seven great grandsons, six great granddaughters and one great great granddaughter.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of fifty five years, Margaret on November 21, 1995, his two year old grandson Scott Evan Atwood in 1978 and his parents Frank and Tilly.

Dad was born in Coalhurst on July 14, 1919 and shortly after moved with his family to Cranbrook, British Columbia. He was educated and spent eighty five years there, working hard to provide for his family. Archie retired at sixty three and thoroughly enjoyed going fishing with whoever would go with him. He spent hours making his hand tied fly hooks and eagerly wanted to test them. He and mom especially loved to go to White Swan often to camp and fish with friends. He talked often of hiking the lakes with Jim Varty from B.C. Fish and Wildlife to restock some of the lakes with fish around the Cranbrook area. In the winter it was all about minor league hockey games and he traveled to Cranbrook up until the age of ninety one. He still has his hockey stick signed by the boys in 1990 given to him at his ninetieth birthday celebration. “Go Ice Go”… He had a huge soft spot for dogs and enjoyed all the ones he and mom brought home or adopted from strays. Dad moved to Barnwell, Alberta in 2004 at the age of eighty five to be closer to Carol for his remaining years.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Archie’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.

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