Wilfred (Wilf) of Calgary, beloved husband of Shirlee, of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 10, 2006 at the age of 68 years.
Wilf was born in Innisfree, Alberta, he moved to Calgary in 1957 to attend SAIT. He worked for the City of Calgary Electrical department (now Enmax) for 35 years from 1959 – 1994. Wilf and Shirlee shared many wonderful vacations to warmer climates and have friends scattered throughout North America whom they met during their travels. Wilf loved his garden and after his retirement enjoyed growing a wide variety of flowers and plants, which Shirlee used in her dried floral business. For the past one and a half years, Wilf volunteered at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Despite struggling with his own illness, he assisted and comforted many patients that came through the centre. He spoke so fondly of the nurses and staff at the centre, who always made him feel very special and helped him keep a positive outlook on the medical challenges he faced personally. Besides his loving wife, Wilf is survived by two sisters-in-law, Doris Just, of Kelowna, and Della McKay, of Charlottetown P.E.I. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Wilf was predeceased by his Mother, Nancy, and his Father, John.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Wilf Harrison, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences