Page Harrison Porter

Page Harrison Porter

In Loving Memory of

Page Harrison Porter


age Harrison Porter, aged

89, died on Good Friday (14

April) 2017), following a brief

illness, in Duncan, B.C. Her

spirit goes to join her mind,

her body: to science.

Born in New York City, on 24

July 1927, she was raised in

North Carolina. She met her

future husband in Chicago.

After first sweeping her off to

his native England, they settled in Canada.

Following careers as a waitress, chemist, private

school administrator, book editor, mother,

homemaker, high school chemistry teacher and

church administrator, she took up Yoga. For some

45 years, well into her 80’s, she taught Yoga in

Montreal. Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Swaziland and,

since 1991, Duncan.

Husband John, of nearly 65 years, son

Christopher (Rosalinda), grandchildren Anthony

(Erin) and Rebecca (Mike) will all miss her energy,

her enthusiasm, her “grasshopper” mind and her

big grin.

In the last 15 years, she fought back the rising tide

of dementia with research, exercise, engagement,

study, Yoga, lists, activity and sheer will power.

Only in the past three years did the tide become

unstoppable, sweeping away a lifetime of chemistry,

literature, botany, poetry, history, reading, writing,

music, biology, politics, gardening, cooking,

knitting, travel, Yoga, Buddhism and six languages.

Thank you to everyone who helped Page in her final

years and especially to the team at Sunridge who

looked after her over the past year.

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light”

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