Harvey Viner passed away peacefully on Monday, December 29, 2008, at the Rockyview Hospital at the age of 81 years.
Harvey was the dearly beloved husband of Frances (Bleviss) and they were fortunate to have shared fifty-four years together; loving and devoted father, father-in-law and grandfather to Les and Wendy Viner (Jonathan, Michael, Daniel, Joshua) and Sid and Cheryl Viner (Rebecca, Benny and Eliana). Harvey was the brother and brother-in-law to Dave and Evelyn Viner, and cherished uncle to many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Harvey was predeceased by his beloved son Gary Nathan Viner; parents Albert and Bertha Viner; father-in-law and mother-in-law Jack and Annie Bleviss, and brother and sister-in-law Allan and Belle Viner.
Harvey was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and after finishing the first year of Engineering in University, went on to work in the family general store in Wynyard, SK. before moving to Calgary as a young man where he entered the retail fur industry with his brother, Dave. Harvey was a respected co-owner and operator of Renfrew Furs, Ladies and Men’s Wear. Over his career, Harvey received many awards for marketing and advertising. He was a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, Fur Council of Canada and Calgary Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a longstanding member of the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, B’nai Brith in his early years and Eau Claire YMCA. Honesty and integrity were hallmarks of his life. He was known for humility, modesty and his kind, gentle and considerate manner. He had a gift for bringing out the best in others.
Funeral Services will be held at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, (1325 Glenmore Trail S.W.) today, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Graveside Service to follow at the Jewish Cemetery (30th Avenue & Erlton Street S.W.). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Harvey and Fran Viner Endowment for Paediatric Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Telephone: 1-888-432-7398 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Family wish to thank the nurses and staff at Rockyview Hospital units 81 and 74, and Dr’s Thorson, Burns, Schrag and Sporina for their excellent care.
Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY. Telephone: 244-4717.Print This Obituary & Condolences