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Harvey Lloyd Hosfield, 85

HARVEY LLOYD HOSFIELD May 5, 1929 - September 10, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Harvey at the age of 85.
Left to cherish his memories are his devoted wife Sonia; his children, Pam (Peter Staub), Kari Peterson (Harry), Tom (Marilyn), and Andrea; grandchildren Megan, Andrew, Jeremy, Bradley (Jen), Margaret (Claude Campeau), Brendan, Alexander and Keenan; and great-granddaughters Abagail and Leah; Aunt Mona and Uncle Harold; brothers-in-law: Walter (Millie) Beyak, Alex Beyak, and Boris (Margaret) Beyak; sister-in-law: Sylvia Cochran; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Harvey enjoyed his family and was proud of all their accomplishments.
He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Veronica, sisters Norma and Florence and brother Jim.
Harvey grew up in Transcona, and moved to Rainy River, where he met Sonia and they were married in 1952. There they raised Pam, Kari and Tom, before moving to Winnipeg in 1960, with Andrea arriving after their move to the city.
After a 36 year career at Canadian National Railway, Harvey retired in 1986 and enjoyed some of the best years of his life. He had time to golf, bowl, travel, fish, curl, play bridge and follow his greatest passions, talking pensions and telling jokes.
During his working years, Harvey was a long-time volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Winnipeg, an active supporter of the United Way of Winnipeg and lifetime member of the United Transportation Union serving in various positions with local 1874. He was a dedicated member of the CN Pensioners Association of Manitoba, working tirelessly to ensure the interests of current and future members were secured. He served on the national CN Pension Board for many years and edited the local pensioners' newsletter for over 20 years. A celebration of Harvey's life took place at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 274 Campbell on September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Wheeler Funeral Home, 1800 Day Street, is in care of arrangements.www.wheelerfuneral.com