Frank E. Harris

Frank E. Harris

Harris, Frank E. passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on November 4th after suffering a massive heart attack. Most beloved husband and soulmate of Valerie who were together for over forty years. He will be greatly missed by his grandson Steven and wife Kim of Oakville, Ontario and his step daughter Lisa and her daughter Haley of Saskatoon, Sask. Sadly he was predeceased by his only child – daughter Valerie in May of 2005 and son-in-law Ken in Sept. of 2004 and four siblings Arthur, Alice, Ethel and Hilda. He was born on December 11, 1912. He started work at age 14 attending night school to become a mechanical engineer and apprenticed at Bellis and Morcom in England. After the war ended he took a job as engineer at a sugar plantation in British Guyana and then emigrated to Canada and became Manager of Industrial Engineering at Canadian Arsenals, Small Arms Division, Long Branch, Ontario where he remained for 23 years. After retirement he and Valerie lived in New Zealand for six years. Coming back to Canada they settled in Westbank, BC. He particularly enjoyed the friends and neighbours around him in Sun Village, nature in all its forms, travelling and seeing new places and a love of semi classical music. He was an interesting man with a droll sense of humour and happily he retained all his faculties until the end. There will be no formal service by request. Donations in Frank’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 would be appreciated.Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.


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