Harry, born in Victoria April 25, 1914, passed away May 2, 2006. He was predeceased in 2005 by his loving wife Lillian after 66 years of marriage.
He is survived by his daughter Linda (Murray) Ruehlen of Campbell River, son Bryan (Carol Pauker) of Toronto, grandchildren Laird (Dana) Ruehlen of Campbell River, Lyall (Perry) Ruehlen of Saltspring Island, Asia Marrion, Lucy and Charley Pauker of Toronto and Katy Thompson of North Vancouver, great grandchildren Maya and Brett Ruehlen of Campbell River, beloved sister Janet (Percy) Sands of Victoria, sister-in-law Mary Callister of Victoria and numerous extended family.
Harry graduated from Victoria High School and worked on the CPR “boats” until he joined the Victoria Fire Department in 1940. After his marriage to Lil in 1939 and 2 years spent in the Navy during the Second World War, Harry settled into a happy married life.
He was very proud of being a fire fighter and was frequently pleased to demonstrate the location of every fire hydrant in Victoria.
Harry retired in 1973 as Assistant Chief and became a regular member of the Charcoal Gang. There followed many enjoyable years of traveling and spending time with grandchildren, friends and family.
Harry was always known as “the man who could fix anything” and was frequently called upon to demonstrate his skill; helping others was an important part of Lil and Harry’s life.
Their marriage was the center of their lives and they were blessed to be together at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion.
The family is very appreciative of the care shown by the staff of this facility and the attention provided by Dr. Ron Guy.
Harry Marrion will always be remembered as a “perfect gentle man”.
A tea to celebrate his life will be held in the Dogwood Room at the Wellesley, 2800 Blanshard Street, from 2 to 4pm on July 16th, 2006.