On July 6, 2019 Harry passed away to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Harry will be never be forgotten, his memory will be held in the hearts of many. His great smile, his gentle ways, Harry’s acceptance of all no matter their station in life.
A true blue Saskatchewan boy, Harry was born in Ritchie, raised in Briercrest. Harry’s first love came in the form of an employment opportunity here in Alberta. His friend Joe Burghardt, also from Saskatchewan, offered him a job with a company called Northern Transportation Co. Ltd. Harry worked is way up the ladder from fork lift operator in Fort Smith, N.W.T. to Director of Traffic & Marketing in Calgary. In 1968 Harry married Kathy....the cutest girl in the Edmonton Head Office, and was happily married for 51 years, during which time he took her on great trips of employment transfers. They honeymooned in Tuktoyatuk, N.W.T., lived in Hay River, N.W.T., Edmonton, and Calgary. Vacations during freeze up of the McKenzie River, would see them heading off to Mexico.
N.T.C.L. had a loyal employee in Harry. He was very proud of his contributions to the company including taking a fork lift operator, Cameron Clement, into the office in Hay River, and watching as Cameron climbed the ladder to become “The President” of the company. N.T.C.L. policy dictated retirement at 65, but Harry continued as a consultant for many years, both to N.T.C.L. and other companies involved in the North. He tried to tell his niece Dorothy, “The North gets into your blood ”, and Dorothy made him proud by her work in Fort Providence, N.W.T. Passion for your job runs in the family, and family was so important to Harry. He kept tabs on all his nieces and nephews and was proud of each and every one of them.
In ending, Harry would ask you not to grieve, but rather remember and celebrate his life.
Harry is survived by Kathy, his wife and best friend of 51 years; his sisters, Helen Snape and Joan Carbert; his brother Doug (Eileen) Amos; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
An outdoor service will be held at Bankside (Fish Creek Provincial Park) on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Harry’s niece, Pastor Dorothy Carbert officiating. Family, friends and neighbours are welcome to join in remembering Harry’s Love of Life.