William Bruce HARKNESS

HARKNESS

William Bruce

6 October 1924 ~ 20 September 2008

Passed away peacefully after a short illness. Recently predeceased by his wife Genie. Survived by loving children Barbara, Cathi, Wendy, David, beloved grand-children: Brock, Ross, Robyn, Jenna, and Drew. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Served overseas with Canadian Grenadier Guards, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade through France, Holland, and Germany. At end of the war in Europe volunteered for service in the Pacific and then returned to studies at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating as a pharmacist (class of 1949). Continued to serve with Reserve Forces (10th Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery) and received a commission as 2nd lieutenant in 1947.

Strongly committed to community service, Bill was Chairman of the first Maple Ridge Hospital Board of directors, President of Haney Rotary, and active in Kinsmen and numerous community service organizations, including St. John’s Ambulance. He was inducted as an Officer of the Order of St. John by the lieutenant Governor of BC in 2003.

Thanks to DR. Dennis Chapman and the nursing staff of 2 West for their care and compassion.

Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 26th at 11:00am at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel-11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Donations to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Expressions of sympathy to be

made at www.gardenhill.ca