Eric Harrison (17 Sep 1927 - 8 Oct 2019)

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Manorlands Hospice

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The Alzheimers Society (Craven Branch)

Funeral Service

Location
Holy Trinity Church Gill Lane Cowling BD22 0DD
Date
21st Oct 2019
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
Emmott & Bradley Funeral Services

Burial Details

Location
Holy Trinity Church YardGill LaneCowlingBD20 0DD
Date
21st Oct 2019
Time
12.45pm

In loving memory of Eric Harrison who sadly passed away on 8th October 2019
Eric was born on 17 September, 1927 to Lavinia and William Harrison, in Talke-Pitts in Stoke-on-Trent.

He attended Wolstanton Grammar School and was top in all his classes, except for in woodwork.
He left because he had a disagreement about wearing his school cap- always stubborn- and got a job at Cooks (Thomas Cook)in Hanley, as they closed on Saturday afternoons and therefore he could see his beloved Stoke City play!

He was in the RAF legal section for his national service, stationed in Ceylon for 2 and a half years.

He married the girl next door Hilda in 1953 on a Thursday, so that he could see Stoke City play on the Saturday!His very dear younger sister Vivian lived with them for 10 years when their mother Lavinia died.
They had two children, Donna in 1962 and Jonathan in 1967. Hilda died in 2009 and he has missed her ever since.

He moved to Keighley in 1968 and was manager of Keighley branch of Thomas Cook until retirement. He served Thomas Cook for 46 years.He also attended the Rotary Club of Keighley for over 45 years and gained the Paul Harris Award for service.

He attended All Saints Church, Keighley and he moved to Cowling in 2006 where he attended Holy Trinity Church and st Andrew's Methodist Church where he received a warm welcome when he couldn't get to Holy Trinity.

God be with you.

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Father of the bride with Donna in 1986...

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Golden Wedding with beloved wife Hilda sister Vivian and family 

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RAF Kandy 1946. Eric was in the legal section. 

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RAF Kandy 1946

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Cooks aka Thomas Cook Hanley- they closed on Saturday afternoons so Eric could watch Stoke City! Also with mother Lavinia...

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Eric as a young man 

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Eric as a boy

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Eric as a young boy

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He always came for Christmas lunch...it’ll never be the same again...

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Eric loved family parties. At the Harlequin Bistro in Cowling...

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Eric’s 89th Birthday celebration 

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RAF Kandy 1946

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Eric as a boy

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Eric as a small boy

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Father of the bride 1986

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In the RAF legal section in Ceylon 

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Eric in the RAF in Ceylon

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Phoebe Robinson wrote

Lucky to have had your presence for 20 happy years of my life, a loving grandad to all three granddaughters.

A passing mention of Thomas Cook bears the reminder of your unyielding loyalty to the firm, whilst hearing of Stoke City FC invokes memories of your ardent support for 'the Potters'. You were a devoted member of Keighley Rotary Club, and above all a dear father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

You wore all these badges with pride (both literally and metaphorically) and you were one of a kind. As many have intimated, you were a true gentleman, but for me you were Grandad. I will treasure your hugs, your words of wisdom and your smile alongside the pictures of those happy times.

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Julie Brown wrote

Rest in Peace uncle Eric, you'll be sadly missed by all of us left behind. Reunited once again with Auntie Hilda and other late family members. XX

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Always happy at family events, a proud Grandad and Dad. Loving memories of your smile.

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