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MARY HAARSMA (published on January 13, 2011)



MARY HAARSMA (nee WILSON) Peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, Mary passed away at the age of 102. Mary is lovingly remembered by her daughter Marlene Binda, son-in-law Angelo; grandchildren Donald (Marj) and David; and three great-granddaughters, Kelley, Katherine (Katie) and Courtney. Mary will also be remembered by her sisters, Margaret Pannell of Wichita, Kansas, Agnes MacDonald of Kamloops, B.C.; and nephew Jack MacDonald Jr. also of Kamloops, B.C. Mary was predeceased by her husband of almost 49 years, Simon Haarsma, in October 1982; her sister and brother-in-law Isabel and Eddie Olien; brothers-in-law Walt Pannell and Jack MacDonald; and her only niece Terrill Gribble. Mary was born in Scotland on December 8, 1908 and immigrated to Canada at the age of three. Her family settled in Winnipeg where she resided for the remainder of her life. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 14, 2011 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg. The family would like to express a very heartfelt thank-you to the entire team at the Convalescent Home for their continued love and care to Mary these past several years. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, a donation may be made to the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg or a charity of your choice.


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