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HARVEY L. KAY Harvey L. Kay passed after a long illness on July 26, 2012 at the age of 92. He will be profoundly missed by his family and friends. He was a truly wonderful, loving and kind person to his wife Sima; children, Neil (Micki), Ian and Robin; siblings Ruth and Bernard; grandchildren, David (Lauren), Jacqueline (Donny), Joseph (Laurie), Aaron (Grainne), Jacob, Brooklyn and Zoe, and eight great-grandchildren, Annie, Brady, Conor, James, Reagan, Raquel, Samson, and Stella. He was predeceased by his parents Jenny and Joe, and sister Sylvia. He was born on February 9, 1920 in Winnipeg. Harvey and Sima were high school sweethearts and married in 1942 to begin a loving 70 year marriage. He served as an Air Force radio operator in the Second World War. He returned home to have a long and successful career in business in the container and packaging industry at first in partnership with his father Joseph N. Kay and then his son Ian A. Kay. Throughout his life he was leader in many philanthropic and community projects dedicated to cultural, educational and societal aspects in Manitoba and Canada. He was a fine athlete excelling in football, soccer, swimming, bowling and curling. He loved the beach and especially our cottage - Brookdale - in Winnipeg Beach. He and Sima built a cabin called - Post Time - in Lac Du Bonnet on the Winnipeg River. They loved going there as a retreat and provided it as a vacation and fishing spot for family and friends. He truly enjoyed people and his ability to make a room light up with his charm, spirit and presence was legendary. The family wishes to thank his care givers while at Shaftesbury and those who gave such expert and kind care for him at Grace. No other deeds in his life of greatness became him more than his noble conduct in the leaving of it . Contributions in his memory may be made to the Harvey and Sima Kay Scholarship Fund at the Gray Academy by contacting the Rady Centre. The funeral will be on Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. Please enter via gate 3 and proceed to area 2, section H, row 28 to plot 3. There will be a meal of condolence to be held in the library on the second floor at Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence, 905 Shaftesbury Blvd. after the service. Shiva is to be private.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 28, 2012
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