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MCHARG, June Martha

August 15, 1929 – Kapuskasing, Ontario
May 4, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

June McHarg (nee Lowe) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully in her sleep of congestive heart failure on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

June was born August 15, 1929 in Kapuskasing, ON to parents James and Ada (nee Lawrence) Lowe. She had two older brothers, Donald and James. Both of her brothers served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. They were a big influence on June.

As a young woman June moved to Toronto, ON and worked at the Sears Roebuck & Co. department store. In the mid 1940’s June skated with the Ice Capades the beginning of synchronized figure skating. June idolized Canadian figure skater, Barbara Berezowski and later in life named her own daughter Barbara. June joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served in the forces for three years.

June moved to Saskatoon, SK in the early 1950’s where she raised a family of three girls. In Saskatoon she taught figure skating at the Lions Arena. She was also very active in her church community and church choir. In 1998 June moved to Calgary, AB to be closer to her daughters.

June had a continual interest in community service all her life. After a heart attack in 2004, June volunteered to teach a mental health workshop for Alberta Health Calgary called “Row Your Own Boat”. The course dealt with Living with a long-term health condition. In the past five years June wrote and passed her test to become an Alberta Health Care volunteer for the city of Calgary.

June is survived by her daughter Beverley (Jim) Reid and grandsons, James and Michael; her daughter Brenda and grandchildren, Jesse and Heather Wale; she is also survived by her grandson Randall (Danielle) Graham and great granddaughter Beatrix, grandson Daniel (Melanie) Graham; and great-grandsons, Joshua, Peter and Matthew; and granddaughter Alison (Jordan) Garcia.

She was predeceased by her daughter Barbara Graham (nee McHarg) who passed away in September 2003.

The family is holding a private service of Interment. She will be missed. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of June McHarg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. She did indeed have a long life serving many including her family. May her memory always be cherished.

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  2. I have many happy memories of time spent with June. We enjoyed a special bond for 30 years. I miss our family meals, card games, and the fun and support of our family life. Rest in peace until we are all together again.

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  3. Maureen & Ken Korzan

    So sorry for your loss Bev, Brenda & all family – thinking of you all and remembering lots of happy memories at the McHarg household!! She was quite a remarkable lady with a passionate spirit & a full lifetime of experiences.

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  4. Marianne Attridge

    To June, my good friend for the past 15 years, I will miss you! We had fun going for lunches, sharing walks and many of your memories. It was so sad seeing your struggles, especially over the past number of years. Thank you to all the good staff at Prince of Peace Manor that managed to support you until the final few weeks. Until we meet again in another time and place. Adieu for now.

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  5. June Friesen (Whiteman)

    Many happy hours spent in your home in Saskatoon. My heartfelt thoughts go out to the family and friends.

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