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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Cecil “Fred” Harrison (1923-2004)

Accountant, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 December 1923, son of John Vivian “Jack” Harrison (1880-1975) and Anna Stella Agnew (1889-1977), he graduated from Kelvin High School and articled with Price Waterhouse, receiving his chartered accountancy degree in 1949. In 1950, he married Isabel Livingston (1918-2012) of Winnipeg, with whom he had three children. He spent his business years in the accounting profession, retiring in 1983 as a partner at the firm KPMG Winnipeg. He served as President of the Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Manitoba, Vice-President (Agency Relations) of the United Way, and President of The Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled. He was a long-time member of St. George’s Anglican Church (Crescentwood), served in the capacity of Rector’s Warden, and was a member of Parish Council. He was a keen supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. His interests also included classical and sacred music, genealogy, stamp-collecting, and gardening. He died at Winnipeg on 10 January 2004 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary [John Vivian Harrison], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1975, page 37.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 2004.

Obituary [Isabel Harrison], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 2012.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 August 2020

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