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Nov172011

Aloha Beanie

On November 4th, the Hawaii and paddling communities lost a wonderful friend and one of the nicest and most giving person we have all ever had the honor of knowing. Considered a "great man" by all who knew him, Beanie will be incredibly missed.  

Love and support to Beanie's wife Lynne, son Keli'i, daughter Heather, family and friends.

The Hawaii Island service for Harrison "Beanie" Heen will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at the Surf Park at Kawaihae.  

There will be a service at Kailua, Oahu on Saturday, November 26, 2011.  

Beanie was a coach and paddler for the Kailua, Oahu, Kai 'Opua, Kawaihae, Tui Tonga and Surf Park Outrigger canoe clubs, founder of the Hawaii Island Paddle Association, founding member of the Kailua Canoe Club on Oahu, Beanie and Pat Erwin were the first to paddle the Solo Molokai-to-Oahu on their one-man canoes during a solo surfski race, owner of Waimea Flooring, on the Big Island, H. Heen Carpeting in Kailua, Oahu and co-owner of Kohala Boat Builders.

Thoughts and rememberance are shared on the H.I.P.A website.  

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