October 6, 1984 -- December 8, 2016

Brian Lee Harrison, 32, of Middlebury, died at 9:20 pm central time on
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, Sulphur,
LA after suffering a massive Asthma attack that led to a cardiac arrest.  He
was born on October 6, 1984 in Libby, MT.  Surviving is his mother, Hope
Perkins of Middlebury; fiancée, Olivia Donaldson of Sulphur, LA; three
brothers, Nick Harrison and Robert Harrison both of Middlebury, Matthew
(Su) Harrison of Elkhart; grandparents, Peter and Lotte Hersey of Middlebury.
He was preceded in death by his father, Peter M. Perkins. Brian was a
talented professional culinary chef, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in
2007 from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY. He was so
talented as a chef that he was asked to cook for several different high-end
restaurants in New York, Los Angles, Atlanta and most recently for Salish
Lodge in Redmond, Washington. He has cooked for several amateur boxers,
famous actors, worked on the food set for Disney Studios and was
interviewed for the TV show Hell’s Kitchen. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 6:00
pm on Saturday, December 17, at River Of Life Fellowship Church, funeral
services will follow at 6:00 pm also at the church. Services will be conducted
by Pastor Rick Lambright. Memorials may be given to the Brian Harrison
Memorial Fund to assist the family with funeral expenses. Gifts may be given
at either the visitation or at any First State Bank.

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Olivia, I'm so so sorry to hear this! Our hearts are heavy at Essenhaus. Love
and prayers.
From: Marlys Pletcher
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I am so sorry for your lose.  Enjoyed getting to know and work with him.  
Praying for you all.
From: Lisa Holdeman
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Gee, you WILL be MISSED GREATLY.  Until we meet again.  Love Ya Bro
From: Laurie
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Am so sorry for your loss. He lived what his family roots taught him, to be a
kind and loving person. The earth has lost what Heaven has gained. Prayers
for you all. May Gods peace surround all of you.
From: Betty H
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Hope , I am so sorry to hear this, my heart breaks for your family. Our prayers
will be with you & your family.  
From: Terry & Linda Gray
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To Bryans family & friends and to Olivia, I'm SO very sorry for your loss.
Bryan was always a gentlemen and hard worker when we worked at
Essenhaus together. You could always see the love he had for Olivia. He will
be missed. Prayers for peace & comfort during this very difficult time.
From: Shelly Miazgowicz
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My deepest sympathy to you Olivia and all of Brian's family.  Brian was such
a joy to work with at The Essenhaus, always so kind and considerate. I pray
that God brings you all peace and understanding during this difficult time.  
Rest in peace Brian
From: Michelle Kidd
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As I sit here I am deeply saddened by this news. Brian was a great person.
Our heart goes out to the family. My thoughts prayers and love are with you
Sincerely, Mike, Cheryl & Chris Ferguson
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Olivia, there are simply no words that can describe how very sorry I am to
hear of Brian's passing!  All my thoughts and prayers go out to you during
this time!
From: Sharon McSorley- Essenhaus Mgr
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"Harry" I don't even know what to say or do. I loved you like a brother and
always will. I will never forget the day we packed up my car to leave Boston
and move to Los Angeles. I didn't want to leave my family and wanted to stay
in Boston the night before we left. That morning you assured me we would
make it in LA and our dreams would become a reality.  10 years later I'm still
in LA and I would have never made it here without you. I will never forget that
and will always cherish it. You were a one of a kind soul and I will have you in
my heart forever. I love you so much brother. Till we meet again.
My prayers and love go out to your family. You are all in my thoughts and
Love, Jay and the whole Massone family
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I am so sorry to see this. He was a great person, strong and passionate.
Hope, you and the guys are in my prayers constantly. Olivia, I am so sorry to
you also and I am praying for you as well. All my love to the family!
From: Tim, Lori, Ethan and Erin McDonald
Brian Lee Harrison