Neitta (nee Wilma Neta Davis) HARRISEN


Neitta (nee Wilma Neta Davis)

September 2, 1924 – February 15, 2015

Born in Castor, Alberta, to Harvey Jennings Davis and Esther Marie Davis (nee Riggins) of Byemoor, Alberta, Neitta was the eldest of three children. She grew up at Byemoor, and attended high school in Big Valley/Stettler before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, to learn hairdressing. Returning to Stettler, she had her own salon and met Neil, whom she married on December 25, 1946. They moved to Calgary in 1963. Together they raised three daughters (Gwenn, Hope & Adrien) and during their school years the focus was dance activities. Neitta attended Henderson Secretarial College and worked as a secretary for many years. Subsequently, Neitta also worked as a seamstress for a variety of businesses. Her lifelong love of sports, especially baseball and curling, were her favorite leisure activities along with gardening. You always knew where to find Neitta during the chuck wagon races, World Series, Grey Cup and Stanley Cup games. Even when she lost her sight in later years, she was still able to enjoy these events with her family and friends. Her retirement years were spent exercising her love of sports and handicrafts especially sewing, knitting and crochet. She travelled to Arizona spending winters with a childhood friend for several years and visited with extended family either on the way to or from Arizona. She loved to see new sights and visit old friends and family. Neitta passed away peacefully on February 15, 2015 at Calgary, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Neil in 1989 and sister, Donna Marie Hayes in 2007. Neitta is survived by her daughters, Gwenn (Wayne) Thomas of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Hope Harrison and Adrien Cripps, both of Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by her younger brother, Happy (Beverly) Davis of Stettler; seven grandchildren Stenvne (Leslie) Thomas of Yellowknife, NWT, Dale (Barb) Thomas of Cancun, Mexico, Audra, Micaela (Peter Charbonneau), and Connor Cripps, all of Calgary; Matthew (Charlene) Short of Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Meaghan (Jay Pringle) Short of Calgary, Alberta; as well as four great grandchildren. Neitta will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A Funeral Celebration of Life will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South (at Lake Fraser Gate), on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada ( Messages of remembrance may be left for the family at



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