In Loving Memory of
This book of condolence is for family and friends to share memories, stories and tributes for us all to remember our Mum, Valerie Doris Harrison, who sadly and unexpectedly, passed away on Thursday 27th April 2023.
Mum was born in Dulwich, London, the only child of William ‘George’ Drywood and Doris Drywood (née Nurse). She lived in Dulwich until she married our Dad, David Harrison, and moved into Beckenham in 1975. Mum lived in their house ever since. In the 1980’s Mum and Dad joined Beckenham Baptist Church, both sang in the Church choir regularly until Dad passed away in 1993 (himself a Police Officer for over 33years). Since then, Mums joys came from being part of the Church community, and membership of many related groups, as well as being member of other Choirs enjoying her passion of singing.
Over the years Mum had worked as a member of the Metropolitan Police Civil Service, within the nursery and crèche facility at the Church, and as a clerical assistant for two local businesses. She had also volunteered for various roles over the years, including being a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) collection official, Chair and Secretary of the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team, and as a ‘stooge’ for the training of Police drugs dogs, along with many other voluntary roles that she had undertaken through the Church over her 40+ years of membership.
We invite everyone, to take a moment to remember Mum in your own way, in her memory.
Remembering our Mum, Val Harrison 13.02.1947 – 27.04.2023