HARVEY VERPYPosted: January 9th, 2015
March 4, 1937 ~ January 3, 2015
Until We Meet Again
Harvey Roy Verpy passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Harvey was born and raised in the Loomis / Eastend area of Saskatchewan. He married Dorothy Grace Wilkinson in 1955, living in Eastend until their move to Medicine Hat in 1968. Harvey is survived by his five children; son, Alan (Kathy) Verpy and their sons, Cory and Ryan, and Alan\’s daughters, Bobbi and Brandi; son, Dean (Shari) Verpy and their children, J.J. (Bill) and Jeremy; daughter, Brenda Verpy and her children, Gary and Jared; son, Brett Verpy (Rose Caskey) and their children, Josh, Cameron and Austin and daughter, Shari Hansen (Jason Cotten) and her children, Jason, Kolton and Tatriana. He is also survived by his sisters; Joan Stuber and Zelda (Albert) Glassford; brothers-in-law, Floyd Hansen and Jack (Janet) Wilkinson and good friend, Irene Schwab; including ten great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harvey was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy Grace Verpy in 1975; parents, Henry and Laura Verpy; brothers, Clifford Verpy and Dwayne Verpy; sister, Pat (Floyd) Hansen; granddaughter in infancy, Brittany; brothers-in-law, Fred Stuber and Ted Wilkinson; sister-in-law, Diane Cursons and mother-in-law, Irene Sinclair. Dad worked most of his life as a carpenter, building many of the homes in Medicine Hat in the early 1970\’s, then went to work at CFB Suffield in their carpentry shop. He moved through the ranks until he was promoted to carpentry foreman and held that position until his retirement in 1997. He was very proud of his work and very devoted to the Catholic Church he helped build in Eastend, Saskatchewan. We rarely drove by that building without him mentioning that \’he had helped to build that\’. Dad loved many sports including baseball, hockey, bowling and golf. Harvey enjoyed baseball in the local leagues for many years, playing and refereed hockey games in his younger days as well as after retirement and started golfing and bowling on a more regular basis. He was involved in many bowling leagues and relished in the competition and the companionship of his teammates of whom he spoke of with great fondness. Harvey also loved to sing and play guitar. Our earliest memories of dad all include him strolling around the house singing and playing that guitar for hours. Following his retirement, Harvey also sang with the St. Patrick\’s Church choir which he loved and took immense pride in. He was loved and will be missed by many. The funeral service honouring Harvey\’s life will be celebrated at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend Father John Maes, officiating. A private family interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a time of fellowship in the Cook Southland Reception Facility thereafter. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124, 430 – 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8 or to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, c/o Medicine Hat Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.
Shari and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am happy to have got to meet him but sad that was only couple times. From what I know he was a wonderful person, take pride in knowing he made others who barely knew him think that.
My dearest Shari,
I was so very sorry to hear the news of your Dad’s passing. Having lost my own Dad two years ago, I can attest to the crater sized hole that exists where your heart used to be. There is just something about Dad’s and their girls. The pain will get a little easier day by day and one day it will even be possible to laugh and not just cry when you think of him. Sending love and hugs your way.
Margaret (nee McCulloch) Simon