Maurice Ray HARRISON
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Known by those who knew him as Ray, passed away peacefully at Lakefield Extendicare on September 10, 2020. Ray was known by most as a hero, in part because of his 42 years of service at the Peterborough Fire Department, the longest serving active firefighter in Peterborough's history. He retired from his career as a Platoon Chief in 1989. Ray was also a veteran of WWII where he served as a machine gunner with the Toronto Scottish Regiment. Ray was generous of spirit, he would never turn his back on a friend in need and was always happy to help. He was a gifted metal worker and a skilled mechanic with a passion for motocross cross country racing. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Bev Harrison and his girls Cheryl Harrison (Ron) and Shelley Harrison, his grandchildren Christine Ball (Lawrence) and Michael Flood (Kristina) and his great-grandchildren Conor and Maille. He is also survived by his brother Karl (Maureen). Predeceased by his brother Glen. He will be forever cherished in our hearts. Private family arrangements have been made. If desired, donations may be made to Extendicare Lakefield. Condolences to the family may be made through the funeral home or online. www.CommunityAlternative.ca


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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Sep. 14, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
Condolences to Rays family. It was a pleasure to know this man.
Terry Lindsay
Coworker
September 15, 2020
He'll be having a game of Hoss with Collins, Quick and Harold Cain, if they're lucky. I'll wait for a seat.
Gord Budd
Coworker
September 15, 2020
RIP Ray Harrison .. you were a happy part of years spent at PFD (way back in time).
Earla Liedtke
Coworker
September 14, 2020
We were deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Ray. With 42 years of service to Peterborough Fire Department and the longest serving firefighter in Peterborough’s history, he will not be forgotten.
The thoughts and deepest sympathies of everyone at Peterborough Fire goes out to Bev and your family. We wish you comfort and peace as you remember Ray, a hero to all of us.
Chris Snetsinger
Coworker
September 14, 2020
rest in peace Ray. It was a pleasure working with him and he taught me a
lot about being a firefighter . Stay well Bev. Paul Fice 1B
Paul Fice
Coworker
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