Sisters find joy in mom’s final journey

Posted December 11, 2017 11:41 pm by Editor

Sisters find joy in mom’s final journey

EDMONTON – Margie Harper entered the hospital last year on the first day of Lent, her forehead still bearing a dark smudge from the Ash Wednesday Mass.At first, her daughters Margo Harper and Carolynn Bilton thought their mother had pneumonia and she would recover. But it quickly became clear she would not be going home to Paintearth Lodge, the seniors home in the central Alberta town of Castor where she had lived her last years.So Margo and Carolynn settled into the palliative care room of Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital for the longest sleepover they’d had with Mom since they

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