It is with great sadness that the family of Harvey Charles Joseph Vien announces his passing on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Harvey was born on May 17, 1946 to Joseph and Emelia Vien in Fort Frances.
Harvey lived here most of his life, working in the bush as a young man before joining the local papermill. He worked for Abitibi for 30 years before retiring as Lead Operator.
He was united in marriage to Micheliane Gurniak on Aug. 19, 1972 and together they raised three boys. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
Harvey leaves behind his wife, Micheliane; sons, Corey, Wade, and Jason; and grandchildren, Paige, Cody, and Robin.
Also surviving are his siblings, Sally Selman, Edgar (Bonnie) Vien, Doris Vien, Art (Pat) Vien, and Leopold Vien; siblings in-law, Dennis Dymetri, Roxann Dustin, Joan Ronmark (Bob Crawford), Gail McTavish, Rob (Melissa) Gurniak, Dwayne Gurniak, and David Gurniak; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Jeannie Dymetri and Claudette (Lawrence) Badiuk; siblings in-law, Stanley and Doug Gurniak, Carl Selman, John Dustin, Rick Ronmark, and Ed McTavish; mother-in-law, Dorothy Tkachuk; and father-in-law, Mike Gurniak.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Alan Albao officiating.
Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Friends may visit one hour prior to the service.
The pallbearers will be Guy LaVallee, Adam Busch, Donnie Busch, Bruce Wreggitt, Dennis Lambert, and Steve LaVallee.
The honourary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Riverside Foundation for Health Care, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com