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Born: Nov 16, 1924

Date of Passing: Mar 24, 2023

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Born: November 16, 1924

Passed away: March 24, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Harry Warren announces his recent passing at the age of 98.
He leaves to mourn him his beloved wife of 74 years, Nora, his son Marty and wife Jacquie (Dahl) and his grandchildren, David and Nikki. He also leaves to mourn him numerous nephews and nieces. Harry was predeceased by his father Maurice Waisman, mother Sarah, sister Betty and brothers, Louis, Robert and William. He was also predeceased by his son Paul.
Harry was born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg. He took an interest in sports and became proficient in hockey, skiing, tennis and golf. Harry went on to study at the University of Manitoba where he graduated in 1947 with a degree in civil engineering. He found work in Montreal in the late 1940s and met the love of his life, Nora on a blind tennis date with another couple. They were married in 1949 and moved back to Winnipeg in 1950. Harry practiced as a structural engineer until 1953. He then decided to enter the life insurance business following in the footsteps of his father and joined The Manufacturer’s Life Insurance Co.
In 1956 he earned his degree as a Chartered Life Writer. Professionally, he volunteered on many boards associated with the life underwriting industry. Nora and Harry travelled extensively during his years as an insurance salesman, having qualified for many insurance conventions with Manulife. Harry sold his insurance brokerage company (Pol-Mar Agencies) in 1996 and retired in May of 1999. He always considered his clients as his extended family, and missed them after his retirement. In his spare time, he served as president of The Brandeis Lodge and served on the board of directors of The Rosh Pina Synagogue and The Glendale Golf and Country Club. Along the way, Harry and Nora had two sons: Paul born in 1952 and Martin in 1957. Together the family spent many enjoyable summers at their cottage in Falcon Lake. Harry took great pleasure in spending quality time with his family and also enjoyed his many hobbies including sketching, painting, sculpture and photography. After retiring, Nora and Harry bought a home in Sun City West, Arizona where they spent 22 happy winters with newfound friends. There he enjoyed playing golf, tennis and pickleball. In his later years, he became an amateur clown named Leonardo and entertained seniors in Arizona as well as children in Winnipeg.
A service for Harry was held at the Rosh Pina Memorial Park Cemetery on March 26, 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honour to whichever charity is preferred.
Finally, the family would also like to thank all of the caregivers associated with the W.R.H.A. Palliative Care unit, Esther’s private care group and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Riverview Health Centre who did their best to keep Harry as comfortable as possible during this past year.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 01, 2023

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Nora & Family, I have many memories of the busy and interesting times I worked for and with Harry as well as the many social occasions we shared. I am glad you had so many years to enjoy each other. My sincere condolences to all of you. Hold those good memories close. Lola - Posted by: Lola (Gudmundson) Langford (Manulife) on: Apr 01, 2023

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