Margaret Irene Harriman

Margaret Harriman passed away peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2113. She was in her 92nd year. 

The first-born child of William Swartz and Mary Irene Midforth, Margaret was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, on May 4th, 1921. 

She was a sister to Edna of London, Ontario, and was predeceased by three brothers. Donald, Clark, and Floyd. 

Margaret moved to Toronto, where she met and married her husband Dwane Harriman on May 29, 1946. 

Margaret and Dwane soon moved to a farm east of Morrisburg, and lived there until 1955. At that time, they moved to a farm north of Williamsburg where they raised their seven children. 

After Dwane died in 1990, Margaret continued to live on the farm until November of 2008, when she entered Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault.

Margaret is survived by her seven children: Allan and his wife Angie; Deanna and her husband John; Anne; Marlene and her husband Larry; Donna, David, and Glenn.

She will be fondly remembered by six grandchildren: Eric; Andrew and his wife Sherry; Jo-Anna and her husband Jesse; Brian; Kelly; Adam and his wife Amanda. 

There are 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand daughter. Auntie Margaret was much loved to many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was a loving and hard working wife and mother. She was tireless in caring for the responsibilities of raising children, managing a farm, gardening, and sewing. Many people remember her as an excellent cook.

Margaret began to study the bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1967, and was baptized in 1977. She was a deeply devoted and faithful servant of Jehovah.

It was her goal in life to prove herself loyal to him. Margaret had a strong belief in the promise of resurrection and this is what she always took comfort in. 

In God’s due time, she knew she will return to life on a paradise earth. She will be remembered and miss by all who knew her. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg, A memorial service will be held on March 2nd, 2013 at 2 p.m, at the Kingdom Hall 20077 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario. 

Interment will be in the spring. Online condolences may be made at

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