A celebration of Gary’s life will take place at a later date.
In memory of
Gary Harrison
November 08, 1951 - May 11, 2020 - Age 68

1951 ~ Gary Harrison ~ 2020

Gary Robert Harrison of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the age of 68 years, beloved husband of the late Jean Harrison. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Shawntele Berting (Todd Maier) and Brad (Laura) Harrison; his stepchildren, Rhys (Zack) Evans, Cheryl Evans and Morgan (Karen) Evans; four grandchildren, Katie, Reid, Allison and Cassandra; his brother, Wayne (Brenda) Harrison and sister, Penny Holst. He was also predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Bertha Harrison; his brother, Sid Harrison and sister-in-law, Maggie Harrison. Gary was born on November 8, 1951 in Medicine Hat and attended Central Park Elementary, Connaught School, Alexandra and Medicine Hat High School. During Gary’s high school years he was actively involved with the Mohawks football team as a trainer. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1972 and undertook basic training at Cornwallis and trade training at CFB Borden as a Supply Technician 911. Gary served his 35 year career at various bases that included Victoria, Suffield, Dana, Chilliwack, St. John’s, and the HMCS ships - Restigouche, Iroquois, Kottenay, Winnipeg and Regina. He took a one six month tour in Cyprus with the UN Peacekeeping Force and retired as Petty Office 2nd Class in 2006. He was awarded the Canadian Forces decoration with two bars for 35 years service, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, UN Cyprus Peacekeeping Medal and Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal. Gary met the love of his life, partner, soul mate and golf partner Jean. They married in Victoria in 1992 and began a journey full of adventure, fun and travel that lasted until Jean’s passing in 2015. They filled their bucket list with trips to New Zealand, Australia, Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, a European river cruise, golf trips to Kauai and Maui and biking trips on their tandem bike. Gary was an active volunteer at the Medicine Hat Hospital Gift Shop. A celebration of Gary’s life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Gary with a donation, may do so to Prostate Cancer Canada. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Gary Harrison