OBITUARY

Jessie Jacqueline Harrison

August 14, 1931 ~ January 2, 2021

Mom met Dad at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg. She was an elevator operator, he was a bell hop. Sparks flew. They were married September 12, 1953. They raised three children in Brooklands, MB., David, Debra and Lorraine.

Mom was predeceased by Gordon, March 3, 1989. And by Donald Barnett, February 14, 2016.

She survived by her son David Harrison; Her daughter Debra Holowick & Bob; Her daughter Lorraine Harrison; Her grandson Michael Caufield & Carol of NB, Eleanor, Reese; Her granddaughter Amanda Caufield & Josh, Kaydia ;Her granddaughter Melissa Bigras & Paul, Imogen, Thaddeus, Loki, Moira; Extended family, Melanie Holowick & Kevin of Mitchell, MB, Kennedy, Sydney; Extended family, Amber Pink & Rob of Brandon MB, Ashley, Hunter, Bentley, Aubrilee; Extended family, the Barnett Clan, Joy, Bev, Robbie, Rick and all their families; Many nieces and nephews will miss her a great deal.

In the early days, Mom worked at Woolworths, then Woolco, then Walmart. Mom and Dad enjoyed many day trips to Grand Forks, usually just for lunch. Sometimes they would take a grandkid with them, to have a 'cheese sandwich', sometimes they would go by themselves. Mom retired from Walmart in 1996.

Mom re-married Don Barnett in 2002 and relocated to Camp Morton, MB. Many days were spent watching her hummingbirds and other creatures that wandered into the yard! Many evenings were spent around the backyard bonfire....yes, even in the winter!...laughing and sharing stories with family and friends. These were very happy times for Mom. Many years later, Mom and Don moved back to Winnipeg. Mom lost Don in 2016. At Mom's new home on Oakland Ave, she met many new friends and enjoyed Social Club activities, like bingo! A special thank you to Joan.

Mom enjoyed many casino outings, sometimes coming home with more in her purse than she arrived with! That would be a good evening! She also enjoyed lunchtime visits with her great-grandkids, always making sure she had enough cheese strings and soda. Mom was very proud of her family. The proof of this is the plethora of photos left for us to have.

Mom struggled with health issues in her later years, and went to be with Dad on Jan 2, 2021. She was a tough cookie, lived a long life and saw many great things. You have earned your peace Mama. Rest easy. xox

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Amanda Caufield

18 January 2021

These two gems are up there having coffee ❤️

Amanda Caufield

15 January 2021

Amanda Caufield

15 January 2021

Loki Bigras

11 January 2021

I love you so much you will forever have a place in my heart. Thanks for being so nice and welcoming and funny and for fattening me up with all the snacks and candy love you lots

Loki Bigras

11 January 2021

I love you so much you will forever have a place in my heart. Thanks for being so nice, welcoming, funny and for fattening me up with all the snacks and candy love you lots

Lorraine Harrison

11 January 2021

Melissa bigras

10 January 2021

Amanda Caufield

9 January 2021

Amanda Caufield

9 January 2021

Hunter Pink

9 January 2021

Jackie was our 'Bonus' Grandma. We were so lucky to have so many Christmas suppers together and family gatherings at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Winnipeg. She never held back her words and told it like it was. I joked that I would soon be 18 and we would be going to the Casino together.
You would be my lucky charm, Grandma Jackie!

Love Hunter