In Celebration of

Barbara Vair Harrison

May 18, 1924 -  March 18, 2019

With sadness, we announce the passing of Barbara on Monday March 18th in her 95th year. Barbara will be remembered as a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother (aka Gawky), aunt and friend. She leaves her daughter Kathleen and her son-in-law Gordon. She will be greatly missed by her beloved granddaughters, Hayley Gaucher (Mark) and Alison Rose (Jeremy), and her nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Patrick and her sisters Betty and Elinor.

Barbara was a longtime employee of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada, an avid birdwatcher, and an ardent Blue Jays fan. Cremation has taken place. A visitation for family and friends will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday April 3rd, at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home (Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel), 1981 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2. A memorial service will be held on Thursday April 4th at 1 pm at Erindale Presbyterian Church in Mississauga (1560 Dundas Street West), where Barbara has been a longstanding member since 1968 and was a proud member of “Dorothy and the Gang”.

Donations to Erindale Presbyterian Church are appreciated in lieu of flowers.


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johnny harrison (Great Aunt ?)

Entered March 22, 2019 from London

went to stay with Barbara and "Paddy" in Montreal in 1961 just arrived from the UK
Barbara was v kind to me and made me feel at home
many years later after they moved to Toronto I got to know them when I was
living in Toronto in the 70's

stephanie kelsch (niece)

Entered March 23, 2019 from hingham, ma

Auntie Barb was a golden presence in my life. As a child, I adored her. As an adult I found her a marvelous source of support and fun. My husband Steve and I loved our road trips with her. Learned from Auntie Barb and my mother and Grandma Glassford about writing to family on Sundays, and am thinking about how much I will miss writing to her now. Bless you, Barb. May you find joy in your reunion with Uncle Pat's spirit and Betty's and Elinor's and your parents. May there be lots of birds for you to admire, and trees, and oceans. May there be lots of chocolate! And may all present stand when they hear "Rule, Britannia"!

Ruth Kavanagh (Friend)

Entered March 24, 2019 from Chilliwack, BC

I was fortunate to have been a close friend of Barb's for many years. I have wonderful memories of the times we spent together.
My sincere condolences to Kathy and Family


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