PRESTON _ Harry. On Sunday, May 23rd, 2004, with his son Steven by his side, Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame member, Harry Preston passed away losing a hard fought battle against cancer. Born in 1931 Harry grew up in Surrey and attended Queen Elizabeth High School before studying at the University of British Columbia. He continued to play and coach lacrosse until fall of 2003, playing for the Port Coquitlam Masters Box and Field Lacrosse Teams. Harry also played goal in field hockey for Canada at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as well as the 1967 and 1971 Pan-American Games. Cherished more than any of the awards he received were the friendships that evolved out of his love of sports. Harry considered these friends to be his extended family and family was always his first priority. Harry is survived by his sons Chris (Tracey), Cameron (Barbara), and Steven (Tanya), along with 6 grandchildren and many friends. A Celebration of Harry's Life will be held at Port Coquitlam Legion Auditorium, 2675 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam on Monday, June 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Published in The Vancouver Sun on June 15, 2004
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