HARRY WILLIAM WRIGHT
Born: October 6th, 1934
Passed on: February 18th, 2013
On February 18, 2013, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Harry William Wright passed away at R.I.H. in Kamloops at age 78.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Rochelle, brothers Ralph, Walt and Cliff, and granddaughter Tania Twamley.
Harry was born on October 6, 1934 in Success, Saskatchewan where his family farmed until moving to Vancouver area in his teens. He met Rochelle while they were training as Psychiatric nurses, and they married soon after.
Children Susan, Scott and Sharon were all born in New Westminster. In 1962 the family moved to Kamloops, and Harry commenced employment at Tranquille School, as Nursing Supervisor. Once the facility closed, Harry returned to university to become a Registered Nurse, and worked in Kamloops at Ponderosa Lodge and then Phoenix Center. Never one to sit still, Harry then acquired his International Nursing Licence, and then worked in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., and Tampa, Florida.
In retirement, Harry spent many years volunteering at the Kamloops Food Bank where he loved his colleagues and clients. He was an avid hockey and baseball fan. The Kamloops Blazers, Canucks and Blue Jays have lost one of their most ardent supporters. This past fall, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of all his volunteering efforts.
Harry had a great interest in photography and put his skills to great use during his extensive trips to all 7 continents. He shared his love of travel with so many stories following every trip, and started planning his next trip the moment he returned home, and was always looking forward to his next one!
He is survived by his loving children Susan (Neil) Humphrey, Scott (Anna) Wright, Sharon (Jim) Twamley, grandchildren Lindsay and Leah Humphrey, Terri Twamley and Claudia Wright, and great-grandchildren Jadon Humphrey and Cohen McNaught as well as his brother Norm and sister Elva.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Schoenings Funeral Services, 513 Seymour Street at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Kamloops Food Bank in memory of Harry.
Arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services,