BROWATZKE Harvey Leroy
Legion of Frontiersmen, Australia
September 8 1923 - June 24 2004
HARVEY passed away Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Harvey was born to Laura and Gustave Browatzke on September 8, 1913, one of a family of fourteen children eight boys and six girls in the Warmley District. He worked on farms all around Kisbey and area. He married Hazel Hunter in November 1935. They raised four children. They lived and worked at farming a great part of his life. His love was working and breaking horses and he had a lot of interesting stories to tell about breaking wild ones. They moved to Regina in 1956 where he worked at Husky Service Station, General Equipment, a feedlot where he took care of 600 head of cattle; earned his Boiler Engineering papers at Braemer Apt; then to City Hall to finish his career. He retired in 1978. He later joined the Legion of Frontiersmen. On August 30, 1994 his wife Hazel passed away. That same day he went through bypass surgery. It took him a number of years to get back on his feet. In October 1997, he married Irene Bolen and had a number of fairly good years health wise. They did some traveling to and from Prince Albert, Swift Current, Edmonton, etc. We celebrated his 90th birthday in July 2003. Over 100 family and friends were in attendance. In this last year, his health began to fail but he was determined to stay in his home which he did right up to the end with Irene caring for him. We would like to thank Kelly, Irene's granddaughter for being there with Irene, helping her in Dad's final hours. He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel; his daughter, Helen; granddaughters, Kathy and Debra; great-grandsons, Michael and Dominic; and great, great-grandson Brendan; his parents, Laura and Gustove Browatzke; five brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene; daughter, Joyce (John) Zanger; son-in-law, Abrom Friesen; daughter, Doreen Pickering; son, Jim; foster-son, Ross Dahl; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; eighteen great, great-grandchildren; Irene's children, Dave, Darlene (Ken), Joanne, Jan (Rob), Dale and Bonnie; eleven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers, Art (Margaret) and Merill (Freda); sisters, Margaret and Gladys (Ben); brother-in-law, David; and sister-in-law, Elsie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made top the Canadian Lung Association, 300, 3 Raymond St., Ottawa, ON K1R 1A3 or to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 301, 2550 12 Ave., Regina S4P 3X1. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.