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Friday October 11, 2019
1:00 PM
The funeral service will be held in Westminster United Church (101 6th Street SE) on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Pollard officiating.
In memory of
Margaret “Maggie” Elaine Harrison
September 06, 1957 - October 04, 2019 - Age 62

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Margaret “Maggie” Elaine Harrison (Sparrow) wish to announce her passing on October 4, 2019, surrounded by love and with her family. Maggie is predeceased by her mother (Joan), her father (Harold), and her soulmate Sidney. She is survived by her children Morgan (Jen), Mel (Jana), Sarah (Michael), Connor and Evan; her grandchildren Aubrey, Blake, Owen, Nora, Ethan and Evelyn; her sister Tricia (Brad) Leidal; her sister-in-law Penny Holst and brothers-in-law Gary and Wayne (Brenda). Maggie was born and raised in Medicine Hat as the eldest daughter to Joan and Harold. She spent her childhood loving and tormenting her younger sister Tricia, but found her path when she met Sid in 1974. They married in 1979 and their grand adventure began shortly thereafter when they started their family and welcomed Morgan into their lives. Maggie was the consummate mother and happily grew her family to include Sarah, Connor, Evan and Mel. While Sid was in medical school, Maggie worked long hours to support the family, but also sewed clothes, bargain hunted and did everything she could to keep those difficult years as positive as possible. Maggie’s ultimate joy was in becoming a grandmother. Whether through making gingerbread houses together or a trip to Police Point Park for Easter eggs and bunnies, Maggie loved carving out special time with her six grandchildren. She loved their time together almost as much as she loved spoiling them. Our family cannot begin to find words to thank the many members of Maggie’s care team. Dr. Adeel Azam, Dr. Tom Mohanraj, Dr. Gerry Prince and Dr. Josh Foley showed Maggie such exceptional compassion and care, it was an amazing comfort to our family to see her in such good hands. A special thanks as well to the many wonderful nurses on unit 5 East at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Finally, thank you to Maggie’s many friends who reached out to help Maggie during her illness with kind words, good company or sometimes just taking out the garbage. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Ronald McDonald House or the charity of your choice. The funeral service will be held in Westminster United Church (101 6th Street SE) on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Pollard officiating. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Margaret Harrison.

Message from Sue & Mitch Sallis October 05, 2019

Maggie,
You will never be forgotten here at Desert Blume. xo


Sue & Mitch Sallis
Message from Willie and darlene Rosenau October 06, 2019

Willie and I are very sorry for the loss. We were neighbors in desert Blume. Your Mom was always so much fun, friendly, outgoing and personable. Always so kind. Sending love and prayers


Willie and darlene Rosenau
Message from Randy & Geri Reiffenstein October 06, 2019

Dear Morgan and family, please accept our deepest condolences on Maggie’s passing. I can truly say she was loved by us and all who knew her. Now, Sid can finish helping her with her putting! We will miss her deeply


Randy & Geri Reiffenstein
Message from Harold & Kathryn Exner October 06, 2019

I have known Maggie since our teen years at St Barnabas Church. Tricia, I cannot imagine your loss and sorrow. I am so thankful for the wonderful visit we shared at the end of August with you, Brad and Maggie. It was great to catch up and Maggie was in such good spirits, greatly encouraging you to move back to the Hat. Maggie was always a woman of courage and determination. I loved her warm smile and her great sense of humour.
To each of her children and grandchildren, our heartfelt sympathies as you mourn the loss of your mom/grandma who loved you all with a strong compassion and joy. Praying you will find peace and comfort in the days to come.


Harold & Kathryn Exner
Message from Heather and John Gold October 07, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the news of your mom’s passing. Maggie will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please accept our condolences.


Heather and John Gold
Message from Pamela Sergeant October 07, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss.


Pamela Sergeant
Message from Bev and Taffy Thompson, Edmonton AB October 07, 2019

Dear Harrison family: Taffy and I wish to send our sincere condolences to you all. We both worked with Maggie at R.L. Crain and often fondly remember those days together. Maggie would babysit our two boys and we enjoyed our young parenting days together. Robins' annual gathering in the schoolyard by her mum's house was a running joke between us every year, and we will continue to remember her whenever a robin appears near us.


Bev and Taffy Thompson, Edmonton AB
Message from Judy Fredeen October 07, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss!
Maggie was an amazing person whom will be missed by so many people.
16 years ago she invited me to be a member of her Book Club, which I will be forever grateful. spent many book club evenings full of laughter and good times. She always had interesting things to say about the books.
we will miss her very much!


Judy Fredeen
Message from Bruce & Kathy Rae October 08, 2019

We are so very sad to hear of Maggie’s passing. Our hearts go out to her family. She was so proud of all of you. We didn’t see her often but when we did it was so easy to pick up right where we left off. She was such a lovely, warm, & witty woman. We just can’t believe there is no more Maggie & Sid in this world. Our deepest condolences,


Bruce & Kathy Rae
Message from Sheila & Brian Schwab October 09, 2019

Dear Harrison Family,
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom and Grandma.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!


Sheila & Brian Schwab
Message from Don and Debbie Meier October 09, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing. We knew her from the days they lived in Southridge before they moved so Sid could attend school. We have many fond memories of those days. Our sincere condolences to the family for your loss.


Don and Debbie Meier
Message from Maureen and Rex Powell October 10, 2019

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Your mother was such an amazing person who touched many hearts. We'll remember Maggie in many positive ways - her wonderful smile, her great sense of humor, the stories she shared, her kindness and her friendship. She will be truly missed. Our sincere condolences to all the family.


Maureen and Rex Powell
Message from Sharon Brilz October 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Maggie. Please accept my condolences


Sharon Brilz
Message from Leigh Smythe October 10, 2019

I am so very sad to hear of Maggie‘s passing. She will be so missed by all of you and I hope the memories of what a wonderful mother and grandmother help you through this difficult time.
Sending you my sincere condolences and wishing you strength for the sad days ahead.


Leigh Smythe
Message from Karen, Branden and Liz Charlton October 10, 2019

May you find strength in fond memories. Together again...Sid and Maggie.
Thinking of you and wishing your family courage during the journey ahead.


Karen, Branden and Liz Charlton
Message from Dr. Gerry Vaz & Family October 10, 2019

Kindly accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Be assured that your mom and dad were kind-hearted and wonderful people. May God grant you strength and courage at this time of the loss of your mother.


Dr. Gerry Vaz & Family
Message from Joanne Sundholm October 11, 2019

Thinking of all of you today, and in many days ahead.
Maggie will be so missed by so many! She touched everyone with her outgoing attitude, kindness, and her love of laughter. I will truly miss our monthly visits, when she would come see me for her hair.
I wish you all the deepest sympathy, you have all been in my thoughts. Cherish the memories or a life lived very well!


Joanne Sundholm
Message from Karen Weese Bell & Family October 13, 2019

Many blessings to the whole Harrison family during this heartbreaking time. One more angel in heaven. Love to you all,


Karen Weese Bell & Family