Richard HARPER

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RICHARD GLEN HARPER
May 9, 1920 - February 7, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing Richard Glen Harper, of Assiniboia, SK, former longtime resident of Viceroy, SK. Glen passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013 in the Assiniboia Long Term Care Home. Glen, oldest son of William (Bill) and Mary Margret Harper, was born on May 9th, 1920, on the family farm North of Viceroy, Sk. He was the eldest of four children: Glen, Lois, Seymour and Arlie. Glen was raised in the Viceroy area and attended Glen Lee School. Glen was a man of many talents and interests. He played the trumpet in the Viceroy High School Band, loved to play the piano and effortlessly excelled in school. He helped on the family farm and always took time for hunting, fishing and sports. On October 28th, 1943, Glen married Kathleen "Katie" (nee Schmidt). They farmed near Viceroy and also worked in Regina for a short period of time. Their first child Brian was born on April 5th, 1950 and their second child, Bruce was born two years later on June 24th, 1952. Glen and Katie worked very hard on the farm, and had some very tough times but their family, friends and their involvement in the Viceroy community made for a lifestyle they loved. As busy as farm life was, taking the family camping, playing cards, fishing, and hunting were favourite activities but curling held a special place in Glen's heart, especially after they moved to Assiniboia in the late 1960s. Glen and Katie continued to help their sons on the farm in the summertime but now they had time for travel. They did travel but Glen's love for the outdoors would have him hunting and fishing from Buffalo Pound to as far North as Wollaston and Reindeer Lake with his brother- in-law, Gordon and other buddies. Katie always wanted to go South for the winter, but Glen's passion for curling took priority. The family will tell you that "Glen lived at the rink". Some say that Glen has thrown more curling rocks than anyone else in Assiniboia! Glen was predeceased by his parents, his beloved son, Brian in 1997 and the love of his life, Katie in 2010, (having just celebrated their 67th anniversary), his sisters-in-law, Joyce Harper and Mary Stuart and his brother-in-law, Lawrence Shenner. Glen is survived by his son Bruce (Caren); his brother and sisters; Lois (Gordon) Bryce, Arlie Shenner, and Seymour (Ghislaine Rensby); six grandchildren: Cori (Mai), Jason (Nicole), Delee (Court); Leah (Tyler); Tim (Dez); and Kirk, and great- grandchildren: Alexis, Zaida, Olivia, Mardi, Cruz, Brock, Mallory, Tatum, Deegan, Seth, Cody, Antony, and Nickolas as well as other relatives. Glen will be remembered fondly and deeply missed by his family and friends. A Come and Go Tea will be held at a later date in Celebration of Glen's Life. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia, SK. Donations in Memory of Glen can be made to the Assiniboia Curling Club, 201 3rd Ave. W., Assiniboia, Sk. An online book of condolences may be signed at www.rossfuneralservice.com


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Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Feb. 13, 2013
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