Mr Warren George Harrison

28/11/1937-02/08/2019

Died on August 2nd, 2019.

Brother to Pauline and
Uncle to Marcus and Aaron.

Service:
14 August - 1:30pm
Location:
St Ignatius Catholic Church
137 William Street
Norwood 5067

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Family and friends of Warren are invited to attend his Funeral Service,
which will be conducted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1.30pm entirely in
St Ignatius Catholic Church, 137 William Street, Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Warren may be made to
Beyond Blue by visiting the website:
https://beyond-blue-in-memoriam.everydayhero.com/au/warren-george-harrison


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"“It was a privilege knowing Warren. He was a fearless advocate in advocating for the human rights of LGBTI people. He is one of my heroes that I highly respected and valued as a friend and which I am truly grateful. May you Rest In Peace Warren.”"
– Peter Sabatino 14th Aug 2019 - 01:44:32 PM

"I have fond memories of Warren Harrison during his long association with Acceptance. He was gentle, quietly spoken but sincere and truly dedicated to the cause of Acceptance. Rest in peace Warren, May your spirit live on."
– Michael Hing 11th Aug 2019 - 10:50:03 PM

"I have fond memories of Warren from those early days in Acceptance. They were torrid times for the LGBTI community but Warren, in his quiet and polite way, took the fight to the pollies and the Archdiocese. It was a galvanising time for Acceptance as we formed a community and reached out to the world around us, establishing a soup kitchen for the less fortunate, setting up a telephone counselling service for those struggling with their faith and sexuality and taking our choir into the hospice, nursing home and pubs.
Warren's legacy lives on. May he rest in peace."
– Shane Kennedy 11th Aug 2019 - 05:16:19 PM

"We're sad to learn that Acceptance's former National Convenor - Warren Harrison has passed away. Warren was one of the key organizing figures in Acceptance's ministry in the early 1970s with founder Garry Pye and later on became the National President.

His contribution and legacy alongside other LGBTIQ Catholic advocates in human rights and civil rights who advocated with him, and especially for the LGBTIQ+ Catholic and broader LGBTIQ community lives on in our work and ministries around the country beyond the Acceptance LGBTIQ Catholic community.

Our prayers and love are with his family, friends and loved ones.
Eternal rest grant unto Warren O God,and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

We have posted a tribute on our public page here:
https://www.facebook.com/AcceptanceAustralia/posts/1092910170899617"
– Acceptance Sydney 10th Aug 2019 - 02:20:56 PM

"I met Warren in about 1970 when I moved to Adelaide to work. He was the centre of the Gay political fringe and I was very much on the edge. When I later moved to Sydney after a period overseas Warren was establishing himself there and we became good friends until I went to live overseas. We met a couple of times in Thailand where being able to meet his precise culinary wishes was a hard task. RIP my friend."
– Wynne O'Shea 09th Aug 2019 - 09:32:04 PM

"I first met Warren in Sydney around 1973 or 74, and we have been firm friends ever since. We occasionally talked of growing old together in a special old folks' home which we would set up. The best laid plans... We were both involved in lobbying for improved anti-discrimination legislation and support, which ultimately was successful. I met him through a Catholic group, and we set up a telephone counselling service there. After he moved to Adelaide I only met him occasionally, last time about a year ago, I think. Condolences to his sister and nephews. l will miss him."
– Bruce Laidlaw 09th Aug 2019 - 04:37:52 PM