Henry George Bacon, a resident of Elim Village in Surrey, B.C., passed away on July 13, 2023, at the age of 95.
Harry was born to George and Amelia Bacon on July 16, 1927, in Vancouver, B.C.
After graduating from John Oliver High School in 1945, Harry went to work for the City of Vancouver first as a rodman and then as a surveyor. In 1954 he joined the RCMP and was stationed in Red Deer and then Calgary. While he only stayed in the force for three years it was here that he met his destiny and the love of his life, Sonja Anderson. Harry and Sonja were married and moved back to B.C. where Harry went to work for the City of Burnaby, advancing to become the Supervisor of Traffic Operations. On weekends and evenings, he cleared a one-acre property in Surrey and single-handedly built a house with just a hammer, a handsaw, and a lot of determination and with a goal of raising a family and a garden, the two things that would become the foundation of his life.
Harry retired from the City of Burnaby in 1988 but remained active in the community serving the Province as a Justice of the Peace for four years. A lifelong outdoorsman and an avid fisherman (especially fly-fishing!), he also had an artistic side and was highly skilled at tying flies which were distributed generously to friends, relatives and assorted, frustrated fishermen that he met while traversing the many streams and creeks of B.C.
Harry is survived by his loving wife, Sonja, sons Brian (Rhonda) and Keith, and daughter Karen (Ron), granddaughters Sarah (Chris), Amy, and Claire, and great-grandson Mason, as well as his youngest brother Edward, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his twin sister, Kathleen, and brother Wilfred.
A memorial service will be held at Elim Village Chapel on August 26 at 1:30 p.m.