1927 ~ BERTHA HARRISON ~ 2018

Posted: January 4th, 2019

Mrs. Bertha Helen Harrison of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Hugh Harrison, passed away on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Bertha leaves to cherish her memory her children, Penny Holst, Wayne (Brenda) Harrison, Gary Harrison and Dr. Sidney (Maggie) Harrison; nine grandchildren, Laura, Shawntele, Jason, Brad, Morgan, Sarah, Connor, Evan and Mel; fourteen great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Harrison; her parents, Leonard and Olga Harrison; son-in-law, Kurt Holst; daughter-in-law, Jean Harrison; four brothers; and three sisters. Bertha Harrison (nee Miller) was born in Fox Valley on September 9th, 1927. She attended school in Flaxcombe and Estuary, Saskatchewan and worked on a ranch in the Buffalo district before coming to Medicine Hat. Bertha worked at Medalta Potteries and the Medicine Hat Hospital. She married Hugh Harrison on February 22nd, 1946 in Medicine Hat where they had their four children. In 1979 Bertha retired from the Auxiliary Hospital due to ill health. Bertha spent 12 years in Guiding as Captain of 4th Medicine Hat Company (Westminster) at the same time was a Commissioner and Camp Advisor. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary Association, while not active spent time knitting slippers they sold in the gift shop. She also worked as a volunteer at the Post and the Wellington and was a member of Westminster United Church U.C.W. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Bertha’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Bertha Harrison. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

2 Condolences for “1927 ~ BERTHA HARRISON ~ 2018”

  1. Freda and Harold Bertelsen says:

    Dear Penny and families: I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May she fly with the angels and watch over you. Freda Elliot Bertelsen.

  2. Dawn Knowles says:

    Gary, Sid and Maggie, it is never easy to say goodbye to your mother but after ninety one years you will have many fond memories to sustain you. She will be missed. Dawn Knowles