Obituary: Friedel, Harve

Harve Joseph Friedel

Harve was born August 19, 1937 and passed away July 30, 2017 at the age of 79 of kidney failure.

Harve was born at Fairview, Alta., to Charlie and Margaret Friedel. He was the tenth child of a family of 12. He was a private man and didn’t talk much about his past, but family meant the world to him. Every time a family member passed away they took a little bit of Harve with them.

Harve was predeceased by his mother and father, brothers: Willy, Art, Tony and Charlie; sisters: Shirley, Lorraine, Pauline and Ann; and two nephews, Herb and Lowell.

Harve is survived by brothers, Earl (Marilyn), Herbie (Jean) and sister Alice (Kevin) plus many nieces and nephews.

Harve was in the newspaper business from a young age. Then the opportunity came for him to buy the Craik Weekly News from Lee Bronson and Charlie Hantscharuk. Everything Harve accomplished he did on his own, even though he didn’t have a high school education. And this is where his life began in Craik.

Harve was a very active member in the Lions and Legion keeping his memberships right to his passing. He made a lot of good friends through these organizations.

We all saw Harve at his worst, cantankerous, mean and miserable. But I’m sure we all saw the soft, kind and fun side as well.

Bill Langford was there with Harve always by his side in Moose Jaw driving him to dialysis, etc. until winter. A very good friend.

The Care Home that Harve resided at was Chez Nous in Moose Jaw, they treated him so well and Mano, Lisa and Lisa’s husband Greg became good friends of Harve’s just to name a few. They all went above and beyond their duties for Harve.

Howard Zentner and his son Grayson and family became a very big part of Harve’s life in Moose Jaw. The family can’t thank you enough Howard for all you did for him and being such a good friend.

Last but not least, Alice would like to mention the loving care Todd Lockwood at Hanson’s Funeral Home gave Harve and the compassion he showed to her, she had never dealt with this kind of care through a funeral home before and can’t say enough good words about Hanson’s.

I feel very fortunate, approximately one month ago I went and had lunch with Harve at Chez Nous, we had a very nice time and a real good visit. Unfortunately things went downhill fast from that day on.

No matter where he was, he always wanted to know how everyone was and what they were doing in Craik. He loved Craik and always called it home. Harve also brought me a new sister, Alice, I love you girl.

Rest in Peace dear friend.

(Eulogy written by Barb Watt.)

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