HARRISON, Edna "Merle" November 4, 1920 - January 23, 2013 A woman of great energy and creativity, Merle leaves family and friends at 92 years young. Born to Hubert and Mildred Carlisle in Griswold, Manitoba, Merle was raised in Wapella, Saskatchewan. She married Gordon "Scotty" Karr Harrison on Sept. 23, 1947. Their long lives together lead them to Rossland, BC, Calgary, AB and the Kananaskis. After 10 years of full time motor homing and traveling the world, their motto was "We go where our stick floats". They settled next to their beloved ocean at Sommerset House, Victoria, BC. Merle was a dress designer, served in the RCAF WWII, studied interior design at Mount Royal College, Calgary and enjoyed a successful career in Real Estate. She was a TM meditator of 35 years, an ardent skier, taught Tai-Chi till 89 and became a painter at 90. She will be remembered for her sequined red ball caps that opened the door to friendship with all who encountered her. She leaves to celebrate her life: her daughters, Cheryl (Fred) Kuhn and Lee Sheers. Her 3 grandchildren: Richelle, Brian and Sierra were a joy. She is also survived by her nephew, Allyne and nieces: Leslie and Merle and their families. Many Nanny stories will be shared in the future. A Celebration of her life will be planned for the spring.
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Jan. 26, 2013