Longtime Harrison resident fondly remembered

Fred Simon could often be seen hitchhiking en-route to Agassiz for groceries

Dear Editor,

Fred Simon, 90, and a long-time resident of Harrison has passed away. Fred lived in a cottage on Hot Springs Road before moving to Eagle Street and could often be seen hitchhiking en-route to Agassiz for groceries, wearing a greatcoat and carrying a leather satchel. Born in Bonn, he retained a strong German accent which didn’t help him to communicate his original ideas on science, government and life in general. He once designed and flew a Canadian Flag with a green maple leaf and he volunteered for many community projects. He was a major force on the spray team when we had sandsculptures in Harrison. The lovely white oak tree which provides shade in the middle of Spring Park (beside the playground) was donated to the community by Fred who will be remembered as one of the village’s unique and colourful characters.

John Allen

Harrison Hot Springs

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