Girvan Harrison, age 75, of Gagetown, passed away at the
Fredericton Hospital on October 28, 2019. Born in Westville, N.S., he
was the son of the late Samuel (Congleton, Cheshire, England) and Mary
(Girvan) Harrison (Rexton, NB).
Girvan is survived by daughters Heather Harrison (Joseph) and
Jena (Steven) Beauchamp, grandchildren Kalie and Warren Beauchamp all
of Gagetown, sister Joan Harris (Baddeck, N.S.) and nephew Mel Harris
Girvan was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Marie
(Little) Harrison, whom he dearly missed.
Girvan was a very proud father and grandfather and would
never miss an opportunity to brag about his family. Growing
up on Foxbrook Road in Westville, Girvan was also very proud of his
Westville and Pictou County roots and loved reminiscing with his
Over a highly varied career, Girvan found his real calling as
an instructor at the Maritime College of Forest Technology, and as a
writer. His love of forests and nature resulted in writing
« Nature’s Way », a textbook for forest ecology
courses. A sound understanding of human nature and how humans learn
led Girvan to scribe the Roddie book series about woodland management.
His engaging teaching style resulted in enduring friendships and a
great deal of respect from his students and colleagues. A global
thinker who acted locally, Girvan would have traded his many awards
for some positive changes in forestry practices in the
There will be no funeral service held as per his
request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society
would be appreciated.
Click here to View Condolences
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Girvan Harrison 19432019..
Décès pour la Ville: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick