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HARRISON, Agnes “Brenda” (nee Thomson)

October 29, 1933 – Grangemouth, Scotland
December 11, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Brenda Harrison, of Calgary, AB, passed away on December 11, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Brenda grew up in Grangemouth, Scotland where she met and married her beloved husband Graham. In Scotland she was very involved and active as a Brownie and Girl Guide leader. After raising their three children, Brenda and Graham emigrated to Canada in 1977 followed soon after by all three of their children. Brenda and Graham settled in Millarville and then Okotoks. During her time in Millarville, Brenda was an avid member of the High Country Choir, the Millarville Quilters Guild, and taught kindergarten at Millarville School. While in Okotoks, Brenda owned and ran Gallagher’s Deli for several years. She was a loving and caring person with an enormous heart. Her family was everything to her and she had a very close connection with every one of her grandchildren. Everyone who knew her loved her and, especially, laughed with her on many occasions. She will be greatly missed.

Brenda is survived by her son, Michael Harrison (Lori); her daughters, Carolyn Soules (Walter) and Wendy Kelly (Brian), nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and her brother, Noel Thomson.

Brenda was predeceased by her beloved husband, Graham, her parents, Ian and Agnes Thomson, and her two sisters, Naida Berry and Avis Baker.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the wonderful care staff at Evergreen Revera Memory Care and to the exceptional nursing staff in Unit 44 of Foothills Hospital. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Calgary & Southern Alberta Chapter, 1130F – 44 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 4W6 Telephone: (403) 266-5295,

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A family gathering will follow. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Brenda Harrison, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your precious memories.

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  2. Regrets that my family cannot be with you today but Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you my extended family as we say goodbye to a very amazing and wonderful woman….I will always have fond memories of the time I spent with her throughout my life.

    Rest In Peace Aunt Brenda

    Richard Baker and Family

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