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ELIZABETH HARRISON (McFarlane) (LIZ) Obituary pic


Born: Jul 09, 1944

Date of Passing: Jul 18, 2022

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The family of Elizabeth Harrison (née McFarlane) of Deep River, Ontario is saddened to announce her passing on July 18, 2022, at the age of 78. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Glenn Harrison (Mary Jeanne Phelan) of Montreal and Dawn Scott (Glen Scott) of Winnipeg, her brother Bruce McFarlane (Renata) of Creston, B.C., her grandchildren Kasja-Dawn Scott (Will Lamoure), Andrew Scott, William and Riley Harrison, and her nephews Matthew and Stuart McFarlane. She was predeceased by her brother Murray McFarlane and her parents Bill and Betty McFarlane (née York).
Born on July 9, 1944, Liz grew up in Montreal's NDG neighbourhood and spent summers in Rivière Beaudette. She graduated from Westhill High and McGill's Macdonald College before moving to Winnipeg in 1965 to raise her family and start a long and successful career with ISM, working her way up the corporate ladder starting from punching key cards to retiring as vice president of human resources in 1995. In her spare time, when not wielding her extensive crafty skills, she was a fixture at the Charleswood Curling Club and, over many years, deeply involved in organizing the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the Brier. In later years, she was a doting grandma to her four grandchildren whom she adored. Liz was an avid golfer and reader, had a wonderful circle of friends, and made many new ones after her move back east to join her daughter's family in Deep River, Ontario in 2011. There, she continued to stay active in curling, golfing, and participating in exercises and outings with the Seniors Friendship Club. She enjoyed long walks by the Ottawa river and chats with acquaintances along the way. Liz will be greatly missed by all her friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Deep River at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Deep River Public Library in memory of Liz would be gratefully appreciated.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 30, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dawn and Glenn - extending my deepest condolences to you both...losing a Mom is so, so hard. I have such fond memories of your Mom from growing up on Mulvey. She was tough but fair and perfected the art of having a look that easily went from making you shiver in your boots for crossing a line to laughing along with us over some silly thing (likely my pathetic attempts at crafts!). I didn't know it growing up, but realized later on in life that she was an incredibly strong woman and feel you've both been fortunate to have inherited that strong intestinal fortitude. I remember a conversation say 10+ years back she and I had where she just oozed with pride while talking about you both and your families - such love! My wish for you both is to remember all the time spent with her - the good and the challenging, knowing that she loved you and your families deeply and always wanted the best for you all. -C xo - Posted by: Charlene (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2022

  • I was so saddened to see Liz's obit in the Winnipeg paper. Thank you for letting us know. Liz was a dear friend for many years. we worked together forever. We went annually to Rainbow stage, and had a blast working curling events. I was her "guinea pig" in trying new recipes. Her worst results were always better than my best! Dinner evenings grew to include 2 bottles of wine as we talked so long, one was long gone. It was great to see Dawn and Glenn grow up and have families of their own. I was also privileged to see early years of her grandchildren, Kasja and Andrew. I will miss her a lot, even though our recent contact was only via email. I still looked forward to hearing from her. My deepest condolences to Dawn, Glenn and family. - Posted by: Doreen Kerr (Friend) on: Jul 30, 2022

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