Hartley Vanstone Lewis

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July 4, 1940 - April 27, 2013

Hartley was born in Oshawa, ON and grew up in Bowmanville, ON. He graduated from Bowmanville High School, the University of Toronto, Victoria College, with an honors degree in Mathematics and earned his Masters degree and Phd at the University of Rochester in Economics.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan, and his children, Jennifer (Chris) Vater, Bill (Jennifer) Lewis, Kate (Daniel) Patstone and Carol (Mike) Myers, as well as his grandchildren, Emily Vater, Owen and Ava Lewis, Caleb and Matthew Patstone and Oliver Myers. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Agnes and Hartley Lewis, his sister, Mary Lewis Kerr and his granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Patstone.

During his working career, Hartley taught Economics at the University of British Columbia, worked for the Federal Prices and Incomes Commission and was an economic consultant in Vancouver. Hartley moved to Victoria in 1976 working for the Ministry of Forests in the Economics and Trade Branch. He served as the Treasurer for the Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church of Western Canada and Alaska and as a Board member and the Treasurer of Victoria Prayer Counselling for many years.

He fought a courageous battle against Alzheimer's Disease and he will be very missed by his family and all those whose lives he touched, of which there were many.

A memorial service will be held at The Church of Our Lord, 626 Blanshard Street, Thursday, May 2, at 1:00 p.m. with reception to follow at the Oak Bay Marina Restaurant at 2:30.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff of St. Charles Manor, especially to Val Seefeldt, to Dr. Henry Grimwood and to Angela Weis, his care companion who took him for walks and to the beach every day.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hartley's name to the B.C. Alzheimer Society, 202-306 Burnside Road, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1M1.


Published in The Times Colonist from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2013
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