Wayne Edward Harrison

Wayne Edward Harrison

Passed on October 15, 2020

Wayne Edward HARRISON, after holding strong as he faced the outcome of terminal cancer, Wayne succumbed to the illness on October 15th, 2020.

He was born March 1st, 1949 in Neepawa, Manitoba to Elymer and Charlotte Harrison. Wayne grew up on the family farm, and attended school at Laurier, MB. He was a free spirit in the summer, imagining himself as Tarzan, swinging from hanging branches over the Angle Ditch. He loved to play pranks, but also showed a giving heart. His first two marriages brought him 4 daughters, Tammy, Jackie, Tanya, and Lori, that he loved deeply and often spoke of with pride. In 1985, he married his third wife, Maureen. They lived in The Pas for many years before moving to Swan River and finally settling in Bowsman.

Over the years, Wayne had many work experiences, which included carpentry, construction, hauling logs over rough terrain and ice-covered lakes/swamps. He would tell the story of driving a fully loaded truck over the frozen lake and swamps in the Spring, with the door open, and his foot out the door, so he’d be ready to jump if the truck fell through the ice. For the last several years, Wayne had been hauling hog fuel to the mill in The Pas. He retired in 2019. Wayne was the guy who would help a friend or family member in need whenever possible. He was also the Dad and Uncle who instigated many adventures and a few mishaps with a smile on his face and mischievous glint in his eyes. Often, he told stories of great friends, adventures, and times with family. He loved deeply, laughed hard, sang often, and understood the importance of family and friends.

Wayne is survived by his daughters, grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A big party will be held, the way he would have wanted it, at a later time.


My condolences to Wayne's family, we grew up together, and he had a good heart and a great sense of humour. Sorry for your loss.


Sincere condolences to Wayne’s family. He is in heaven and will not suffer anymore. Rest In Peace. Yvonne(Desjardins)Girard

Yvonne Girard

Sympathies to the Harrison Family! May you rest your soul and heart of gold Wayne.

Patsy Desjardins

Sympathy to the Harrison families and friends. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Karen Desjardins

We were saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. Our sincere sympathies to all of his family.

Clyde and Iris

Our deepest sympathies to Wayne's family. He will be missed at the family gatherings.

Ed & Vel

Our sincere sympathies to all of Wayne’s family.

Jim and Jean Geisel

Thinking of you and sending deepest sympathy at this sad time. He will be missed so much. May the many memories of such a proud and loving father, console you and bring you comfort. Ray and Mary Hayden ( nee Williams)

Mary and Ray Hayden

Our sincere sympathies...Wayne was a very likeable guy..may God give you comfort and strength in this sad time...Elgin &Evelyn Beyette

Evelyn Beyette

Our heartfelt sympathies dear friends. Prayers for all of you for courage and hope. Love Gilbert and Gisele L’Heureux RIP Wayne.

Gisele L’Heureux

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