August 4, 1934 – November 28, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Al Harris.
Al was born in Oyen, Alberta on August 4, 1934 to Leonard and Inez Harris. He was the youngest of 6 children. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Oyen.
As a young man, he acquired a piece of property from the farm and opened a gas station on the junction of Highways 9 and 41. In 1956 he married the love of his life and best friend, Eunice.
They lived in Calgary for 2 years before moving to Beautiful B.C. (Salmon Arm), where they started their family. In 1964 they moved to Vancouver Island. Al managed the Co-op bulk plant in Duncan for many years.
In 1980 he became the property manager at Camp Qwanoes in Crofton, where he worked for 14 years. In 1994, he and Eunice moved to Sayward where he worked until he retired.
Al was a man of great faith. He served as chairman of the board at Sayward Christian Fellowship Church for many years until his last days. He was a wise, kind, quiet man who lived what he believed. He was artistic and loved painting, woodworking and playing bass guitar. He was a great example of what a man should be. He touched many lives.
Al is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eunice, his daughters Crystal Johnson (Dan), Susan Hawkes (Rob), Tara Harris (Ron), his grandchildren Andi, Carli, Jesse, Jake, Jenn, Cassi, Garrick and Jorja and his great grandchildren Aiden, Austin, Ezra, Leila and Annabelle.
The family would like to express our thanks to Dr. Baerg for his many years of excellent care, and to the Campbell River Hospital Emergency Department and Ward 3B for their compassionate care.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no service at this time. We hope to have a celebration of life in Summer 2021, if possible.
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