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POFFENROTH, Harvey Conrad

June 8, 1927– Calgary, AB
July 19, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Harvey Poffenroth beloved husband of Diane Donaldson passed away at home on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 86 years.

Harvey was born and raised in the Red Deer Lake area and took over the family farm where he continued to farm his entire life. He was also involved in raising and racing Standardbred horses for over thirty years. Harvey and Diane spent their retirement years wintering in La Paz, Mexico where he enjoyed the sea and was an avid fisherman and boatman.

Harvey had a giving heart and touched the lives of many. He is dearly loved and will be sadly missed.

Besides his loving wife Diane, Harvey is survived by his children, Corinne (Brian) Lynch, Rhonda (Graham) Cannon, Joan Poffenroth, Kevin Poffenroth and Jodie (Tom) Anderson; eleven grandchildren, Jesse (Sarah), Amy (Tavis), Sheena (Glenn), Kelsey, Joel (Jessica), Jody (Jim), Winston, Riley, Sam, Shona and Brodie; as well as by eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Brian and infant son Henry.

At Harvey’s request, no formal service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Bear Valley Rescue, Site 6, Box 19, RR #2, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0, Telephone: 403) 637-2708, www.bearvalleyab.org.

In living memory of Harvey Poffenroth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Sharon Tegart :

    I know how difficult it is to say goodbye to a loved one, no matter the circumstances. Remember the good times and all the wonderful memories created.
    May the love and prayers of family and friends help you at this tough time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all

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  2. Roger & Jacky Joki :

    We wish to share our sincere condolences to Diane and the entire family on the passing of a very dear friend,Harvey. Harvey was a kind, caring and fun person we enjoyed often in Lapaz fishing, dining and their sea side tranquil home as well the bbq’s at their family farm in Pridis. Harvey will be greatly missed.
    Roger & Jacky Joki

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  3. Walter Latour :

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I will cherish the memories of Harvey and all the good times we shared. He will forever remain a good friend for whom I always looked up to.
    Walter Latour

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  4. Susan Endersby :

    Dear Rhonda, Graham and your family, my
    thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings
    to you all at this time.

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  5. Dan & Arlene Frederick :

    We wish to extend our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sincerely, Dan & Arlene Frederick and the Bruketa families.

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  6. Kathy sumner :

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Harvey was always very good to me. I will always remember him for his kindness and sense of humor. He was a good man who cared about other and his passing is a great sadness to all who knew him.

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  7. Jake Nagy and family :

    Diane, very sorry to hear about Harv, he was a really nice guy and always treated everyone good, we will miss him and our thoughts are with you right now.

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  8. Trevor & Natalie Nagy & Family :

    Diane & family; Trevor & I were shocked & saddened to hear of Harvey’s passing. We have many precious memories of Harvey that we will hold dear to our hearts. Harvey always opened his home and his heart to everyone that came to visit at the farm. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

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  9. Tim and Gail Lane :

    Diane, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad and difficult time. God bless.

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  10. Linda (Scheible) Stratmann :

    Heart felt condolences to you Diane and all Harvey’s children. Harvey touched many lives and made a difference in the world. May many wonderful memories sustain you in your moments of sadness.
    Linda ( Scheible- now living in Texas)

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  11. Diane and family, we were so sorry to hear about Harvey’s passing. My folks, Art and Helen Holden wanted me to also pass along their condolences. My dad had known Harvey all his life as they started school together in Red Deer Lake. Our community will miss him.
    Take care of yourselves.

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  12. LeeAnn & Mark Tardi :

    Rhonda, Graham, Joel and Jodi:
    We are sending you much love and light at this time. With blessings for the great man who shared the gift of his life with you all, for so many years.

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  13. John & Doreen Thomson :

    Rhonda,Graham,Joel, & Jodi

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We didn’t know Harvey well, but whenever we think of him, the song ” I did it my way” comes to mind. He will be missed.

    John & Doreen

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  14. Heather Davies :

    Diane, Rhonda, Corrine, Joan & Kevin,
    I was so sorry to hear about Harvey passing and will always remember growing up with him and all of you. We have such fond memories of those times and Harvey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Heather (Strachan) Davies

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