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Wednesday January 23, 2013


HARRISON, Edward (Ted),
P.Eng. 1920-2013 Died peacefully in Waterdown at Alexander Place, after enduring the effects of Alzheimer's for over a decade. Survived by his loving wife of more than 66 years Marion Jean Tyrrell. Predeceased by his three beloved children: Tyrrell Edward, Ann Forsyth (David Braden), and Alan Victor (Alexandra Duncan). Adored Grampa of Thomas, Edward, William, Hilary, and Jessica, and loved ''G.G.'' to four great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Chuck and sister-in-law Nancy. Predeceased by his siblings Hugh Harrison, Mary Louise Ruttan, and Betsy Adamson. Ted graduated from the University of Toronto in metallurgical engineering, served in the Canadian Armoured Corps overseas, and for decades was the owner and president of the spring manufacturing company Hamilton Wire Products Ltd. Ted was active in his community, serving as a member of several boards and service clubs. Ted and Marion were fortunate to travel much of the world together, and enjoyed sharing their grand adventures with their family. If he wasn't spending time with family, Ted's next favourite activity was working outside at Fallwood or Cameron Island. A true man of the outdoors, he was happiest when chopping wood, pruning his rose bushes, and driving his little John Deere tractor. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Alexander Place, especially those in unit 3, who provided Ted with such compassionate care during his years there. Thank you also to his amazing caregivers Alice Dobler and Sue MacLean. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral will be held at CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 165 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton on Thursday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m. Friends and family are all welcome to the Celebration of Ted's life at the Tamahaac Club, 180 Filman in Ancaster, following the service from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. If you wish, donations in Ted's memory may be made to Inner City Outreach c/o Central Presbyterian Church or to the Hamilton Conservation Foundation (www.hamiltonconservationfoundation.ca.). Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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