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HEMPEL, Harvey Peter

August 1, 1933 – Beiseker, Alberta
March 25, 2014 –Strathmore, Alberta

Left to be our angel on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Harvey Peter Hempel was born to Annie (Lehr) and Jake Hempel on August 1, 1933. Harvey was the eighth child born from this union. He grew up on the farm with his older siblings Edith, Ruby, Dorothy, Neil, and younger siblings Violet and Mervin. Three older siblings have died. We often speak of the fact that after just three days of knowing each other, Jake and Annie were wed April 10, 1921.

Harvey attended all of his school years at the Greenfield School East of Beiseker. There he got into some mischief with Ray and Floyd Berreth, and Donald Haase; these boys would remain lifelong friends. Ray drove Mary to church the day Harvey and Mary were married.

After school, Harvey worked at Ed McNair’s driving gravel truck from 1950-1957. In 1957, he went to work for Darce and Stan Olsen at the Purity 99 Service Station in Beiseker. In 1964, he returned to farming with his brother Neil. In 1966, they moved back to Beiseker and he worked for The Village of Beiseker as the town Foremen until 1969. In 1969, he started managing grain elevators, first with the National Grain Company and it would later become Cargill Grain Company. He would work there until his retirement in 1994.

Harvey cherished his time at the elevator and memories and friendships like those of his staff Donovan and secretaries Sherry and Edith. After retiring, they lived in the Beiseker area for a few years until they relocated to Strathmore in 2007. He loved the country and his home community of Beiseker. It was difficult and with mixed emotions that they left, but, due to health care, and to be near to their daughter, they chose Strathmore as their new home.

Harvey married Mary Kiprick on June 11, 1958. They were blessed with four children; Kevin and Joanne, Keith and Susan, Kathy and s Faron Hermanson, Troy and Jacealyn; grandchildren Stephanie and Joel Baird, Scott, Brett, Chelsea, Joel, Joryn, and Maddyn, great grandchildren Taya and Landon Baird; brothers Neil and Audrey, Mervin and Shirley; sisters Dorothy McNair, Violet Hempel; brother-in-laws Ed and Joan Kiprick, Harold and Brenda Kiprick; sister-in-law Theresa Hagel along with many nieces, nephews, their families, and many loving friends and community members. He was predeceased by five siblings Florence, Lenore, Jacob, Edith Zolmer, Ruby Bessy; parents Jake and Annie; in-laws Joe and Katie Kiprick; several brothers-in-law; and daughter-in law Dilleen Hempel. Harvey loved his family, and, as many have said, was one of the gentlest men you would ever meet.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (434 2nd Avenue, Beiseker, Alberta) on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00am. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beiseker. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219.Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Harvey Hempel, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Jim @ Myrna Richards :

    Mary and family
    Jim and I and are saddened with the passing of Harvey he was such a great guy and friend we will miss him, but we will always have all our great memories and time we spent together. Mary and family our prayers and thoughts are with you all in the coming days.
    We will be with you on Monday God Bless
    The Richards Family.

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  2. Ann McNair-Gariepy :

    Rej and I send our most heartfelt condolences to our dear family on the loss of a truly wonderful man. Uncle Harvey held a special place in our life and he will be missed.

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  3. Wendy and Michel Contant :

    Mary and all family…We send our sincere condolences on the passing of Harvey…Kind, gentle and funny he was and I always remember him with a smile. I hadn’t seen him for quite a long time after I left Beiseker but am happy we did have a few visits at the Bethany last year. Treasure your many wonderful memories of someone special. Wendy and Michel

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  4. Robbie & Jeff Masciangelo :

    Keith , Suz & Brett our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family!
    Sending hugs to get you through this difficult time,.

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  5. Myles and Tammy Elkow - St. Paul :

    Mary and Family

    Our Deepest Sympathy and condolences to you and your family at this time of sorrow.

    Thinking of you,
    Myles and Tammy Elkow
    St. Paul

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  6. Blair and Liz Potter :

    Keith, Susan, Brett and the Hempel Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this very difficult time. Hugs to you all❤️

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  7. Shari, Craig and Ty Christensen :

    Keith , Susan and Brett,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and all of the Hempel family. Thinking about you all.

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  8. Miles and Geanette :

    Auntie Mary and family,
    Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Uncle Harvey will be missed by us all. His big smile and gentle ways will be forever remembered. Both Geanette and I send our love and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

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  9. monty and lucille metzger :

    Harvey was a wonderful gentle man, always offering a hand and smile. He is in a better place. Sending thoughts and prayers from Phoenix. Much love Monty and Lucille

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  10. Brenda Cammidge :

    Mary
    Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and the whole family.
    Hugs
    Brenda Cammidge (Schwengler)

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  11. Dalel and Pauline Allsop :

    Dale and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy on Harvey’s passing. I am happy to have had the opportunity to meet Harvey over the years we lived in the Irricana area…as we did business at the elevator in Bieseker. We are thinking about your family at this sorrowful time……Taber, Alberta

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  12. Heather Verbeek :

    Our condolences to the whole Hempel family. Harvey will be missed! He was a warm, kind man that was a pleasure to visit with.

    Doug & Heather Verbeek

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  13. The Zolmer Family :

    Aunty Mary and Family
    On behalf of the Zolmer family, let me pass on our sincere condolences on the passing of our dear Uncle Harvey. We all feel very blessed to have had him in our lives and we will all miss him dearly. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always.
    Terry, Mary, Doug, Mae, Rick, Jackie, Dennis, Norma-Lynn

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  14. Ken and Linda Lesperance :

    The Hempel family….Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We remember his little chuckle the most after he cracked a joke and the little smirk that always got a few of us laughing a lot. His kindness and soft heartness will be very much missed.

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  15. Barry & Gail Grabo :

    Mary, we are sorry to hear that Harvey passed away. Our thoughts, love & prayers are with you and your family.
    Barry & Gail Grabo

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  16. Dave Johnston :

    Peace to the Hempel family and all your extended family. You have such a strong family and faith you know prayers will be with you.

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  17. Hubert and Wanda Carriere :

    To Mary and entire Family,

    We send our deepest condolences to all of you. We feel very blessed to have met Harvey and to have your family in our lives. He was such a gentle sole who loved his family to the end of the Earth, he lives on in each of your wonderful children and grandchildren.
    We will be there to join in the celebration of his life. If there is anything at all that we can do please let us know.
    All our love,Hubert and Wanda

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  18. Randy & Elin Gwinner :

    Keith, Susan & Brett, our warmest heartfelt wishes to you and your family. You are in our hearts and our prayers. Hugs!!!

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  19. Monty, Juanita,Matt & Mitch McNair :

    To Auntie Mary, Kevin,Keith, Kathy, Troy & families
    May family and friends comfort you,
    Faith uphold you,
    Loving memories heal your heart,
    With heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Uncle Harvey.

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  20. Donna Scherbak :

    Dear Mary,

    Our deepest sympathies to you and the family at this time.

    Sincerely
    Peter & Donna Scherbak

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  21. John and Jo-Anne Baird :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  22. Melanie Malaka (Klappe) :

    Mary & Family

    So sorry to hear about Harvey, he will be missed.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

    Melanie and family

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  23. Ron & Bev Poffenroth :

    To Mary and all your family,
    Always remember,
    Those who touch our lives
    Stay in our hearts forever.
    It was a privilege to have known Harvey, a true gentleman.
    Our condolences…

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