Walter Lynn Harrison of Cedar City, Utah , born May 28, 1938 in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada, passed unexpectedly on February 18, 2011 leaving behind his devoted loving wife of 52 years, Joan Margaret Harrison.Lynn was one of four children born to Walter Arleigh Harrison & Lyla Ruth Chambers. Siblings Ronald Harrison of Ontario, Canada, Lola Harrison Einbund of Oxnard, California (deceased) and Glenda Louise Harrison Lindemann of Eureka, South Dakota, (deceased). All enjoyed an idyllic, carefree childhood fishing, swimming in the lake, and running barefoot all summer long until school started each fall. All the children were encouraged to get part-time jobs in their small community; Lynn began working with his Uncle Jamie Chambers and learned plumbing & electrical skills, also working in the dairy.Each summer Lynn delivered, by motorboat, milk to the lakeside cottages. Joan's family rented a cottage on the lake where Lynn, shyly, delivered milk to her family. Lynn & Joan met again years later, rekindling their acquaintance, leading to their marriage in 1959 in Toronto. Deanna Louise Harrison Neilson and David Lynn Harrison were born to this union and the young family joined the LDS church in Montreal, Quebec in 1964, emigrating to Southern CA in 1965. Deanna and Dave both served honorable LDS missions; Deanna in Pittsburgh, PA and Dave in Boston, MA. Both had temple marriages and have given Lynn & Joan nine beautiful grandchildren. Lynn also was an adopted grandpa of Mike, Eric, Danny and Jillian Strand. Lynn loved the challenge of trying new things and his efforts resulted in his holding a dozen patents in Washington D.C. After retirement, Lynn and Joan followed their dreams of traveling the USA and Canada in their motor home before settling in Cedar City.Lynn touched the lives of many as he and Joan loved and cared for over 20 foster babies, participated in the Indian Placement program, shared his handyman knowledge, skills, and expertise with anyone in need. He baked homemade bread which he delivered by bike and boat!. Lynn was obedient to the Prophets counsel to "be prepared" as evidenced by the solar panels, windmill, stacks of wood, vegetable garden, fruit trees, canning and the greenhouse he was building at his home. Lynn and Joan served in the Toronto, Canada and St. George, UT Temples. Lynn served in every kind of clerking position in the church. He was preparing to go to his Friday afternoon shift at the Family History Center when he left us.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Fiddlers Canyon LDS Ward building located at 638 E. Canyon Center Dr. in Cedar City, Utah at 2 p.m. A viewing will be from noon until 1:30 prior to the services.Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.