November 14, 1927 – March 7, 2019
Harry Reitsma of Calgary, Alberta, formerly of Vernon, BC and Edmonton, Alberta, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019 at the age of 91 years.
Harry was married for over 64 years to his beloved wife, Thelma. He is survived by his three sons and one daughter, Wayne (Nelly), Darcy (Denise), Debbie (Dave), and Todd (Moira); nine grandchildren, Aleena (Dan), Thomas (Pepie), Justin, Shanda (Darin), Joel (Angela), Dorian, Marc (Karolina), Terrence and Danielle; and five great grandchildren, Avery, Xaidyn, Soryn, Jack and Ottli. Harry was predeceased by his sister Sadie; his brothers-in-law, Peter and Stan; and his grandson, Brent.
Harry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend whose greatest joy was following and being involved in the lives of his children and their families.
Harry married Thelma, the love of his life, in 1954. He wooed the newly graduated nurse into joining him in Timmins, Ontario where their first son Wayne was born, followed by twins, Darcy and Debbie, in Sudbury, and Todd in Ottawa.
In 1967 the family moved to Edmonton where Harry retired from the RCMP. In 1986 Harry and Thelma moved to Vernon where they joined longtime friends George and Elsie operating the North Star Car Wash before retiring five years later.
The family enjoyed many happy summers and holidays in the Okanagan with Mom & Dad.
Goodbye Dad, rest in peace.
Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Harry’s family through www.evanjstrong.com.
Arrangements in care of Evan J. Strong Funeral Services. (403) 265-1199
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