Harper Joyce Huttges was born in Provost, Alberta on November 14, 2017 during a time where a blizzard had taken hold. Her Mom and Dad often joked that the cold weather is what gave her such a stubborn attitude, an attitude that was only satiated with a healthy serving of cuddles and snacks. As time went on, we watched her grow from a beautiful little infant potato into a gorgeous bouncing blue-eyed toddler.
She had the most infectious, beautiful smile and her giggle would light up any room. She was quick to crawl and stand, so she could be involved in anything her brother and sister were doing. Harper was a very content baby; however, she was happiest when she was included in the activity, game, conversation, meal, etc. Harper loved to move. Whether it was going for a walk to the park or dancing around the house. She was happiest outside with music playing, as the wind was blowing through her gorgeous, yet thin, white blonde hair, and she danced around eating sand. She enjoyed playing in the water especially because she could splash and run, while staying hydrated. Harper could be shy at first but was quick to warm up to new people and situations.
She was a very easy-going toddler, but when she reached her limits and her attitude came out, it would give even her sister a run for her money. Once Harper knew and trusted you, she would give you one of the warmest, tightest and amazing hugs. A Harper hug was one of the most special, incredible gifts you could ever receive, and if you were lucky, she would even give you a kiss as well. Even though Harper was a terrible traveller, constantly screaming or demanding snacks, she had been far and wide, even travelling to Disneyland before her first birthday. She never was a fan of sweets, however, she never lost her love of food. Her favourite snacks included, but were not limited to; grapes, cheese, chips, meat, yogurt, ice, and sand. Anytime you opened the freezer you would hear the sweetest voice say “ice, ice, ice, pwease” accompanied by the quickest, yet softest of footsteps.
Harper loved all animals and was quick to cover them with hugs and kisses, even if they didn’t want or enjoy it. She would leave people in awe at her ability to climb anything in sight, even if it was seen as impossible, she would climb till she got to the top.
Harper was incredibly stubborn, strong, and determined which helped her survive being one of the smallest in a home, that was constantly filled with rug rats. Harper would never go far without her monkey, and always needed it to sleep at night. Her favourite time of the day was snuggling into mommy or daddies lap, holding her monkey close, while she intently listened to her bedtime stories, there was always more than one.
Harper was a beautiful, sweet, loving, firecracker that touched any and everyone she met. She will be deeply missed, always loved, and never forgotten. Soar high and run far our little angel.
To the entire family and our community – please know we are here for you as you walk through this unthinkable loss. If we can be available to you in any way to be a support, please contact us directly at 780.753.2332