Harju, Greta

In Loving Memory of Greta (Hallzon) Harju, 85 years, who passed away with her son by her side on Friday October 1st 2021 at her home. Beloved wife of Fred Harju (predeceased) and loving mother of Erik. Born in Stockholm Sweden, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Gerda Hallzon and step daughter to Sven Johansson. Cherished sister of Annika Uunila (Sakari), Marit St. Germaine, and Sture Hallzon, cousin to Lennart Johnson (Anita) and Carina (Bulow) Rosen. Special aunt of many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by family, friends and those who knew and loved her. Greta was a very skilled artist and could sculpt, paint, dance and play music. She studied art at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm where she began her career in illustrating. She then moved to Vancouver BC, where she met Fred at a dance in Swedish Park. They married in 1963, had one son and moved back to Sweden for a bit where she illustrated the moon landing exhibition in Ratvik. Greta and Fred then moved back to Canada and made a happy home for themselves in Beaver Lake Ontario. A fun loving person, Greta continued to do art there, painted portraits for people, and brought joy performing her trademark “laugh polka."


2 Condolences

  1. I met Greta at the Entrepreneurship for Women course in Sudbury in the 1980s. I remember Greta. She was a down to earth lady, a very special friend.

    By: Elise
    October 23, 2021
  2. My condolences to the family and Eric. I enjoyed meeting Greta. You in my thoughts.
    Fran Beaulieu

    By: Ranger's Cremation & Burial Services Ltd.
    October 19, 2021

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