Gwen M. Harrison (Smith)

Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, ON
In Memory of
Gwen M. Harrison (Smith)
May 3rd, 1928 - September 16th, 2018

Place of Death

SBGHC- Kincardine, ON


Gwen Harrison (Smith), of Ripley, beloved wife of the late Howard Harrison, passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at age 90. She was born in Chatham on May 3, 1928 to the late Gladys (Knights) and Russel Smith. Greatly missed by daughter Sally Harrison of Windsor and son Kevin “Howie” Harrison of Ripley. Also survived by sister Sandra (Garry) Campbell of Chatham, brother-in-law Rae (Ruth) Harrison of Mississauga and several nieces and nephews. A private family funeral service will be held at the Ripley Cemetery.


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Message from Brian & Linda Benoot2018-10-01 15:06:58

Our sincere condolences. God bless your family.

Message from Ruth Yalden-Thorpe2018-09-27 11:27:59

To the Harrison Family,

I just heard of Mrs. Harrison's death and am sorry to hear this sad news.  I am a former student of hers from W.E.Thompson School days as well as seeing her around and about the Kincardine and Ripley area in later years.

She influenced my love of reading and love of libraries!

I am thinking of you all...peace


Message from Brian and Wendy Pollock2018-09-27 10:31:18

To Sally and Kevin our sincere condolences in the passing of your Mom. Enjoyed our may little visits at Rvilla and she always had a big smile and a wave when I was passing by at meal time. She was a sweetheart and will be missed.  Thinking of you, Wendy and Brian Pollock.



Message from Judy (Walters) MacKinnon2018-09-22 14:40:46

The Harrison Family and Sandra and Gary

My sympathy to you in the passing of your Mother and sister.. I also came from the Kent Bridge area but your Mom was here in Bruce before me.  However, through Genealogy and Historical Societies we met. Sandra and I were in 4-H together and our Mothers were involved in Kent Bridge W.I. Again my sincere sympathy to you.  Sincerely, Judy and Eldon MacKinnon, Paisley.ON



Message from Terry & Marilyn Kummer2018-09-21 11:57:52

Our deepest sympathy Howie and Sally on your mom’s passing.

Terry and Marilyn

Message from Karen and Dave Neilipovitz2018-09-20 08:22:49

Sally and Howie.  Sorry to hear on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Message from Priscilla and Blain Carruthers2018-09-20 03:25:54

Dear Sally and Howie, We are so sorry to hear the news of the passing of your Mom.   She will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts.  


Message from Lorrainne Smith2018-09-19 19:28:04

Sally and Howie

 I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Gwen always greeted everyone with a quick smile, the warmest welcome, and she possessed such a wonderful sense of humor. I just adored her! She was also such a prominant figure in the Ripley community, and not only will she be missed, but so will her knowledge of the community she lived in. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you both.

Message from Brent and Linda Armstrong2018-09-19 13:04:14

Sally and sorry to hear about your Mom, our thoughts are with you both.

Message from Donna and Perry Elliott2018-09-18 21:28:12

So very sorry to hear about Gwen.  Thinking of you, Sally and Howie!

Message from John2018-09-18 18:51:49

I have good memories of the Kincardine Public School, was this lady a teacher there at one time, say in the 1960's?

Message from Ron and Gail Lotto 2018-09-18 16:06:06

Sally and Howie, our deepest condolences on the passing of Gwen. She was a great lady!

Message from Jane Ann MacDonald2018-09-18 14:13:24

Dear Sally and Howie

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. My deepest condolences to you both. 

Message from Allan Rutledge2018-09-18 12:49:16

Sally and Howie 

My condolences on the passing of your mother . May treasured memories help you through this difficult time.

Allan Rutledge

Message from Janice Chalmers2018-09-18 12:48:31

Mrs. Harrison was one of my favourite grade school teachers.   I remember her with fondness from my days at W.E Thompson Public School.  May the memories you will carry in your hearts forever ease the pain of your loss.

Janice (Robinson) Chalmers

Message from Marianne and Larry Irwin2018-09-18 10:48:31

Sally and Howie. Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Gwen shared a lot of our history with her many students and friends. She will be missed by many. Our sincerest condolences. 

Message from Vary Gillies2018-09-18 09:43:53

Murdock and I are so sorry for your loss. You and in our prayers❤

Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2018-09-18 08:52:33

Sally and Howie Our deepest condolences with the passing of your mom!!

Message from Diane Brooks2018-09-18 07:45:35

The absolute best history teacher ever!! And a lovely person besides.

so sorry for your loss.

Message from Mike and Laurie Gallant2018-09-17 23:00:45

Sally and Howie

We are very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a great source of information. She will be greatly missed by the community and family.

Message from Courtney Bridge2018-09-17 22:11:59

Thinking of you all! I will cherish my memories of Gwen always! 

Message from Jim & Alexa Dore2018-09-17 22:11:57

Sally and Howie

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was someone who always made you feel welcome and treated us all like her kids when we were growing up.




Message from Helen and Dale Orr2018-09-17 21:40:17

Sally and Howie, Our condolences on the loss of your Mom.  She always had a wave and a smile for us when visiting at RVilla.  I loved her laugh!

Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2018-09-17 21:25:32

Sally and Howie

We are so sorry to learn about your Mom's passing. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with her when I was at RVilla. May treasured memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sending you both a big hug.


Gail and Brian

Message from Linda Lesperance & Wayne Lesperance2018-09-17 19:46:32

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother.  You are in our thoughts, and we send our prayers. 💜💜

Message from Blair & Cathy Armstrong 2018-09-17 19:44:48

To Sally and “Howie” and families, please except our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom Gwen. Remember the good memories you have of her. I have fond memories of your dad Howard and now your mom and dad are together again. 

Message from Barb McCart2018-09-17 16:01:23

Sal & Howie:  So sorry to hear about your mom's passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you both.  

Our condolences and deepest sympathy on the lost of Gwen,  She will be greatly  missed. God Bless.