JONES, Harvey

1929 – September 6, 2020

Born and raised in St. Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lorraine, along with his family and grandchildren: Allyson (Ernie, daughters Sophie and Amélie), Kevin (Renee, son Sam), David (Ellen, daughters Nicole and Natalie), and Leah (her partner and children). Harvey was predeceased by his parents Ida and Charles, sister Sylvia and brother Trevor.

Harvey worked in the Canadian oil industry and then in the industrial chemical sector until his retirement in 1993. His career allowed him to develop many great friendships throughout Western Canada and Ontario. Along the way, Harvey touched many people with his strong belief in fairness and respect for the individual, lessons he taught by example to his children.

Harvey maintained a life-long commitment to the Royal Canadian Navy. He started as a sea cadet and played in the Sea Cadet Band which enabled him to travel across Canada. Harvey undertook training through the University Naval Training Division, proudly served with the HMSC Griffon, and ultimately achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve.

Harvey was a proud student of United College Collegiate (University of Winnipeg) and the University of Manitoba, sharing his treasured memories of meeting Lorraine at school, and of the many friendships he maintained for a lifetime.  As a member of the United Church of Canada, he enjoyed volunteering through its many outreach programs.

Harvey loved camping and canoeing with his family, and enjoyed summer holidays exploring Canada. He had a passion for woodwork, which he used to create beautiful furniture, children’s toys and backyard fences complete with portals for neighbour children to say hello and share a conversation with him. As a life-long learner, Harvey loved to read and keep up on current events. He also could never turndown a good spy novel. His family and friends enjoyed his spirited conversations of worldly topics, and will miss his enthusiasm, intellect and fair perspective.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, memorial and internment services will be held privately. Messages and condolences can be sent through Serenity Funeral Service at www.serenity.ca .   Many thanks to the caring staff at Leduc Community Hospital and Dr. Michael Yan. Harvey’s family asks that donations be made in his memory to Diabetes Canada or the Bissell Centre (https://bissellcentre.org/donate/).

Condolences:  www.serenity.ca

Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc (780) 980-3688

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Hugh Bigler

Dear Jones Family;
Mrs. jones, Allyson, Kevin and Renee, David and Leah.
Angela and I are very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Harvey. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Gwen Muldrew

Kevin, I was so sorry to hear that you had lost your dad. My thoughts are with you. I hope you, Renee and Sam are well and free of the virus.

~Gwen Muldrew

Kirsten Larsen

Uncle Harv – I will cherish all of our memories together. Thank you for seeing me for me and being a loving and kind Uncle. Your passing is yet another reminder of then importance of letting your loved ones know that you love them.

Rest In Paradise with your brother and sister.

Kirsten

K.E. (Liz) Larsen

I am heartbroken that Uncle Harv is gone. I treasure his (and Lorraine’s) keen interest in the goings-on in my life, and in my daughter (Kirsten). Always a Birthday card, always a Christmas card/letter. When my Dad died (2018), Harv and Lorraine kept in close contact and I truly appreciate their love and support.
I miss you Uncle Harv and love you. I love you Auntie Lorraine. Hugs to all my cousins. I truly believe there is a bright new star in the night sky. ♥

K.E. (Liz) Larsen

I am heartbroken that Uncle Harv is gone. I treasure all the cards, letters, and phone calls from Aunt Lorraine and him, over the years – always a Birthday card, always a Christmas card/letter. Harv and my Dad chatted almost every weekend and, when my Dad died (2018), Harv and Lorraine took time to stay in touch with me – always supportive, always interested in the goings-on in my life and keen interest in my daughter (Kirsten). I believe there is another bright star in the night sky now. I love you Uncle Harv. I love you Auntie Lorraine. Hugs to all my cousins, each and every one of you.

Anne & Don Boisjoli

Harvey and I were members of the early sales force at PrairieChem. He was in Regina, I in Calgary.
He was highly respected by customers, coworkers, and generally by people in the water treatment industry.
You always knew that he was proud of his family and how much family meant to him.
It was a pleasure to work with him and to know he, Lorraine, and their family.
Our condolences to Lorraine and the whole family.
Sincerely,
Anne and Don Boisjoli
St. Albert, AB

Bev Jones

I am truly sad to read this… Uncle Harvey was such a supportive man. I will never forget that he encouraged me to pursue my education and was the only one to acknowledge my graduation from university… because of him, I have embraced life long learning.
My condolences to you all Aunt Lorraine and cousins. He will be missed by many. May you find comfort in your memories,

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