Peacefully on September 2, 2018, with family by her side, Jean Harrison passed away at the age of 99. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Edward (Ted) Harrison and son Donald Harrison.
She leaves to mourn her sons Roland, Dave (Karen), daughter Carol (Jack) Dubnicoff, twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Grandma was born in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. Her father was a farmer and carpenter and he moved the family to where work was available. Life was not easy for her as a young woman. She started working at the Grey Nuns Hospital in St. Boniface when she was 13.
She met Edward (Ted) Harrison, they married and raised their family in Powerview. She took her training as a Nurse’s Aide in the 1960s and worked at the Pine Falls Hospital until her retirement.
During retirement, she travelled often with Grandpa to visit their extensive families.
Grandma did active living (before it was a thing!) she was an avid curler, bowler and golfer and had multiple trophies to prove it.
She enjoyed baking, her wild blueberry and pumpkin pies were family favourites.
Her ginger cookies helped fuel her granddaughter Tanya and the Canadian cycling team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Las Vegas and South Beach Casino were her favourite destinations.
When her health declined, she moved to Selkirk, Manitoba. Our family would like to thank the staff at Red River Place for their compassion and care.
Her smile and laughter will always be missed by her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
At Jean’s request, cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place at a later date.Print This Obituary & Condolences