Dr. H. R. (Reg) Harse died peacefully at his home in Calgary on October 14, 2004. His wife Crys and daughter Katie were by his side.
Born in 1929, Reg was a lifelong and proud Calgarian. He cherished the memory of his father H. G. Harse, his mother Violet and his sister Dorothy Seward who predeceased him. He was deeply attached to his surviving sister Betty Dinkel; nieces, Karen Forestel, Debbie Dinkel, Pam Herbert, and Janet Loschuk; as well as his nephew Michael Dinkel.
Reg graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Science and Medicine and began his long association with the Calgary General Hospital as an intern in 1954. He retired as Chief of Surgery of the General in 1997. He is remembered with respect and affection by his former colleagues, students and patients.
He was an extraordinary listener, a gracious host, a kind, and loving man with a deep, private faith. “Horses and music,” he often said, “prove the existence of God.” He will be deeply missed by a lifetime of friends.
Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. His family would like to thank Dr. William Grisdale, nurses June Kirk and Nishma Karmali, the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and the healthcare workers at Comcare. In gratitude to Dr. Grisdale for his support, friendship and medical expertise, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice #900, 833 – 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3T5 Telephone: (403) 263 – 4525.
In living memory of Dr. Reg Harse, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences