Harold Jarvie of Dauphin passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the age of 77 years.
Harold grew up on the family farm north of Alonsa along the east shore of Jarvie Lake. Schooling consisted of taking correspondance courses taught by his mother to Grade 10. On the farm, Harold was in charge of the cattle and a large flock of sheep until his dad's passing. He then moved to Amaranth, MB in 1972 where he farmed on his own, raising cattle, sheep and goats as well as horses, rabbits and ducks. One spring, he even raised a family of raccoons that had lost their mother. In 1980, Harold began driving school bus in the Amaranth area. He began married life with Elizabeth Hutlet and later married Olive Winter in 1987. Harold and Olive operated a take out restaurant for a few years. They separated and Harold sold the farm and retired to Dauphin, MB where he resided until his death.
Harold always enjoyed the outdoors and animals, both wild and tame. He did most of his farm work on horse back. His last riding horse named Daisy would readily jump into the back of his half ton and ride off to rpund up cows, move a band of horses or take part in a homecoming parade. After retirement, Harold did odd jobs around Dauphin when his health allowed. He once had a herd of goats there and he always had a few rabbits stashed away someplace as he enjoyed watching them. Harold looked forward to a nice game of Crib and other card games with all of his friends at Parkland Crossing where he resided. He spent his quiet time watching curling on TV or reading books. His book cases were always full, all of them read by Harold.
Harold was predeceased by his parents Robert and Marion, his brothers Edward and Jim and his sister-in-law Olive Jarvie.
He leaves to mourn his passing; his brothers Walter (Shirley) of McCreary, Robert Jr of Brandon, Donald (Beverley) of Alonsa and his sister-in-law Angela of Alonsa along with numerous nephews and nieces. Harold will be missed by his family and his many friends at Parkland Crossing and across the province.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Alonsa in the spring of 2021 should health restrictions permit.
Friends who so desire may make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of one's choice in memory of Harold.
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Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
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