Harry George Mayson

Born in McClure, B.C. on August 24, 1913, Harry passed away in the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, on September 7, 2008. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Brenda (Moffatt), children: Ken (Janet), Barbara Hagel (Francis), Valerie McKay (Bob) and Ted (Susie). He is also survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his sister Kit Rhindress of Kelowna and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters: Connie, Phyllis, Win and brother Ash.

Captain Mayson was a WW II Veteran and for years was active in Rocky Mountain Rangers Militia in Kamloops. Harry worked for numerous years in fire protection with the BC Forest Service “Kamloops District,” then later for lumber companies in Nakusp. Harry was very involved in community affairs having served as an Alderman in Nakusp. As well as being an active member of Rotary, Legion, Masonic Lodge, Seniors Centre, Arrowtarian Housing Society, Arrow Lakes Hospital Board, he also had a hand in establishing the Canadian Forestry Association at Blue Lake Camp near Cranbrook. He was Nakusp’s Citizen of the Year in 1984 and received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.

A Celebration of Harry’s life will be held at the Salmon Arm Seniors’ Centre, 170 5th Ave. SE, Salmon Arm on Saturday, September 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to the charity of your choice in Harry’s name. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129, fischers@sunwave.net

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