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Lucille Marie Harkness

March 18, 1931 - July 17, 2013


Lucille was an incredibly kind, and caring person. Not only to her family, but to her community as a whole. She volunteered her time and money to many fundraisers for the church. She would bake goods for special events and funerals. She was a member of the Catholic Women's league, and attended her church regularly. She sang in the choir, and enriched the lives of everyone she met.
Lucille was very active. She always loved to walk the streets of Nelson. She would stop and talk to everyone along the way, spreading the kindness and warmth that everyone felt when she was near. She spent many hours in her garden, growing fruits and vegetables and beautiful flowers. Lucille has been involved in a bowling league for many years, and continued to go right up until the end.
Lucille was born in Quebec, but met her husband Robert Harkness and moved to BC in her twenties. She was a home body, but was the type of person who lived for love. She braved the unknown, and crossed Canada. She was never seen without a romance novel in hand. Her compassion for family and friends, showed that she truly understood what love means.
Lucille was the sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother of many. Each and every member of her large family owes a tremendous debt to her teachings of humility, compassion, and kindness. She will be greatly missed.
Lucille was wife to Robert Harkness who passed in recent years.  She is survived by sons Brian, Michael, David and daughter Marie.  Her family is too numerous to name, however all have benefited hugely from her teachings of humility, compassion, and love.  She was kind and giving, and now she is at home with the lord whom she served unfailingly her whole life.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Verna Saliken
Relation: Friend of the Family

My deepest condolences to the entire Harkness family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Verna Saliken

From: Brad Russell
Relation: Friends of the Family

It is with our deepest condolences that we extend to the Harkness family and friends. Mrs. Harkness had a profound influence on our lives, with her warm hospitality and her always present smile. The always cheerful Lucille will indeed be deeply missed. In our hearts and prayers. Brad and Veronica Russell

From: Ron, Linda, James, Alaya Verishine
Relation: Friends of the family

Our sincere condolences to the entire Harkness family. We will always remember Lucille as a bright, fun, and wonderful person who had a quick smile and kind word for everyone. Our thoughts are with you, the Verishine family.

From: Kama McLafferty, and McLafferty Family
Relation: Grandmother of Kelsey and Kathryn

The McLafferty Family sends our condolences. Lucille was a very loving lady. She is in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Taryn McLafferty
Relation: aunt to grandchildren of Lucille's

My deepest sympathies are with the whole Harkness family. Your beautiful words of tribute to Lucille were moving and powerful, might we all aspire to live by her example. May God bless you.

From: Doris Kiraly
Relation: Friend

We are thinking of you, Our prayers are with all of you
Doris Kiraly, Kevin,Dave, Les,and Julia

From: Dr.J.M.Hartley
Relation: friend

A kind and truly special lady

From: Terri Snyder
Relation: Friend of Family

With love you will be forever remembered

From: Kai Roenspiess
Relation: paperboy

I will miss Mrs. Harkness. She always left me a chocolate bunny at Easter and a nice Christmas card in the winter. She was always really nice to me.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 27, 2013
Beginning at 10:00am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

Burial will follow in Nelson Memorial Park

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4


Date & Time:
July 26, 2013
Beginning at 7:30pm

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T4

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T4

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division
565 – 10th Avenue West,
Vancouver, BC V5Z9Z9


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