Marie May (Valeda) Harrison

July 25, 1929 - September 14, 2022
September 17, 2022 2 Condolences Print Obituary

Our precious mother fell asleep in the Good Lord’s arms at 1:00 a.m. on September 14, 2022, with her daughter Linda by her side. She will be ever lovingly remembered by her devoted children, Gilbert (partner Anong), Linda, Andrew, Phillip (wife Charlene), and Timothy.

Marie May “Valeda” was born to William and Marie Anna, (née Huard), Beaudry on July 25, 1929 in her grandmother’s (Marcelline Chenier) house. Marie grew up in the small town of Mattawa, Ontario with six sisters, Elaine, Rose, Flaurida, Della, and the twins Pauline and Aileen, as well as three brothers, Arthur, René and Léo. Marie was formerly married to Cecil Gilbert Harrison, father to their five children.

We miss you Mom.

Funeral Service
Saturday September 24, 2022 2:00PM
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 Street, Edmonton AB.

  1. Mother
    Mother, into a world faded
    Through all my childhood hours, jaded
    You across the rivers, waded
    Carrying me, in arms, cradled

    Carried me back to safety’s keep
    Saved from dragons and oceans deep
    Darkened nightmarish dreams, asleep
    Sheltered by your hearts songs, believed

    Into a life, the songs that cared
    Carried me through deep dark despair
    And I the fool, who lost them there
    Long for those songs again to hear

    Softly sung joy, into my ears
    From lips that kissed away my fears
    She rocked me gently back to sleep
    And loved me from a heart so deep

    ~Phillip

  2. nature’s first green is gold
    it’s hardest hue to hold
    it’s first leaf a flower
    but only so an hour
    so leaf subsides to leaf
    so Eden sank to grief
    so dawn goes down to day
    nothing gold can stay
    R. Frost

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