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Harper MarieHARPER, Marie Elizabeth (Robertson) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of my mom, Marie Harper of Sharon, Ontario, in her 85th year on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario.

Marie was born in Newmarket to Kathleen Anne Robertson (nee Purvis) and James Harvey Robertson.

Due to the untimely death of her parents, Marie and her siblings, Diane McCutcheon (Karl) and George (Dorothy), were raised by their maternal grandparents, William and Jessie Vail (nee Purvis).

Marie is survived by her husband, Donald Gordon Henry Harper, and was the cherished daughter-in-law of the late Gordon and Della Harper (nee Hopkins) of Keswick.

She had two children, myself, Kathleen Marie Carter (John) and my sister, Teresa Diane, who passed away in 1984.

She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, Sean, Pam, Krista, Bonnie, Kelly, Camille and Chris. 

In her childhood, Marie enjoyed skating and playing the piano and, as a young woman, worked as a secretary at the Office Specialty in Newmarket. She married my father on September 3, 1959 and they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

Special thanks to her home care nurses, the first responders and staff at the hospital for their care and kindness.

In memory of Marie donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Internment details to be determined.