It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother, Sister & Aunt Louise Harriet Harmison (nee Stockand) in the evening of October 28th 2015.
Louise was born in Nanaimo (in the area she referred to as Five Acres) April 5th 1924. She moved to Cumberland with her family at a young age as her father was a coal miner. Spending most of her life after getting married, at Comox Lake, either at her home by the lake or up the lake at the family cabin with her husband Bill. She was a wonderful mom and hands on grandma, and as she was not one to speak lots in crowds, when she spoke you listened. Once the grandchildren started arriving she became an avid knitter and over the years we all were recipients of many beautiful sweaters, baby outfits, and blankets for bringing home new grandchildren. She loved going for walks with her dog, and being outdoors, she could be found berry picking in the summer that made for wonderful jam over winter. Baking was another thing you could always expect when coming out to the lake for a visit. There was always something freshly baked either bread or dessert on the kitchen counter for later in the day and the kettle was always on for a cup of tea. Louise took up driving at the grand age of 60 and we were all so proud of her. Louise stayed at home celebrating her 91st birthday and only moved to Comox Seniors Centre this past September.
Louise was predeceased by her daughter Patty, husband Bill and son Gerry.
Mourning her passing is Barb & Ivor Roberston, Roy & Sussie Harmison, brother Alan Stockand, daughter-in-law Karen Harmison, sister-in-law Margaret Stockand, 5 grandchildren & 11 great grandchildren – Chris Harmison (Luke & Charlie) Kim Redlack (Aurora), Stacey & Shawn Potter (Shyanne,Daymon & Keyarha), Darren Robertson (Brodie & Kendra) Tyler & Claire Harmison (Riley, Brayden & Eliza) as well as numerous nephews & nieces in the valley.
There will be no service as per Mom’s request. We wish to thank Dr. Woldnik & his office staff for the care & compassion and home visits over the years. The Home Care nurses (so many over the years, too many to name) but a big thank you to you all, this allowed Mom to stay in her home as long as she did. We also want to say thank you to the nursing staff at both St. Joesph’s Hospital & Comox Seniors Centre.
Piercy’ s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, please join us in remembering Louise by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashington.com.