Obituary of Carol Ann Harrison
March 30, 1946 - October 26, 2022
Carol Harrison (nee Mann) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at the age of 76 years.
Carol was born in Kitchener, ON, on March 30, 1946. She moved to Victoria, BC, in the late ’50s with her family. Carol eventually married and had three children while living in Victoria. As a single mom, Carol moved her family to Calgary in the summer of 1981 where she lived till her death.
Carol graduated from the Alberta Vocation College with a Licenced Practical Nursing certificate. Carol worked for Carewest Glenmore Park (MSK unit) for most of her thirty-one years as a Nursing Assistant. Carol loved working at Glenmore Park and formed great friendships with fellow staff and patients. Carol was a caring and compassionate NA and felt it was a calling for her. After thirty-one years working at Carewest, she retired in 2018 at the age of 72 years old.
Carol accomplished much throughout her life and was particularly proud of all her grandchildren whom she had a hand in raising all the grandsons. Carol had a special bond with her youngest grandson Daniel and was his biggest cheerleader when it came to his soccer endeavors. she would drive him to his practices and games and attend as many tournaments as possible including local, AB, BC, and USA tournaments.
Carol is survived by her sister Stacey Mann (Darren Wright) of Nanaimo, BC, sons, Dean and Devin Shepherd (Cynthia Shepherd); and daughter Deanna Harrison, all of Calgary, AB; and her grandchildren, Gerald Shepherd of NB, Dylan Shepherd, Daniel Harrison, and Presleigh Shepherd of Calgary, AB. Carol is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Carol was predeceased by her mother Gladys Mann (Fred Greishuber), her father Clayton Mann (Ruth Mann), her sister Lois Matthews, and her niece Marcy Jacklin (Rodney Jacklin).
Our family would like to thank the nursing staff as well as doctors at Foothills Hospital unit 111 for their care, and the Salvation Army Agape Hospice for the care and compassion received by Carol and her family.
Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In loving memory of Carol Harrison, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.