NST&ODC Deputy Chief Instructor Lyn Harrison dies after short illness
Lyn Harrison, NST&ODC Deputy Chief Instructor, has passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 15, 2022. Northern Suburbs Training & Obedience Dog Club Inc., has confirmed his death through an online post. The circumstances surrounding her death has not been made public at the time of this publication.
“It is with great sadness we inform our members of NST&ODC that our Deputy Chief Instructor and 1A instructor, Lyn Harrison, passed away on Good Friday after a short illness”, Northern Suburbs Training & Obedience Dog Club Inc. announced.
Member Of The Club – Obituary News
“Lyn has been a member of the Club for over 30 years and in that time has held positions of Instructor, Senior Instructor, Chief Instructor, Deputy Chief Instructor, Committee Member, Vice President, Trainee Coordinator and was also a Life Member.
“Many years ago, Lyn was instrumental in helping transform our Club from negative to positive training methods. This was a huge task as it involved restructuring class criteria, re-writing and printing of new club manuals and retraining our instructors. It was a team effort with lots of help from Kerry McGillivray (Lyn’s daughter and dog trainer), Gina O’Keefe (our training consultant) Bernice Nesbitt (former Chief Instructor and Puppy Specialist) and Dorothy Williams (former Deputy Chief Instructor) and other dedicated members.
Lyn Harrison dies after short illness – Cause of Death
“For 17 years Lyn was our Class 3 (CCD) instructor but her failing health caused her to stop taking these classes and concentrate on our 1A class, which she loved. She also loved taking the older puppies over the Christmas break and would joke that she wasn’t old but needed the walker for support.
“Recently, Lyn was nominated for a Senior Citizen of the Year Award in the City of Stirling for her years of dedication in training the local community to make their dogs socially acceptable. Sadly, she didn’t take out the prize but she was a winner in our eyes.”
She will greatly be missed by many.