In Memory of our Dear Colleague and Friend
DR. HARVEY SPIEGEL With great sadness the family of Harvey Spiegel announces his peaceful passing on March 26, 2012 after a brief but courageous battle with brain cancer. Harvey is lovingly remembered by his wife, Deanne and children Jill (Shawn Hank) and Gary (Kim Kujawski), step-grandchildren Kendra (Johnathan Woodbridge), Tyler and Will, step great-grandchild Kristian, and brother Jeffrey (Esther). He was predeceased by his parents, Bessie and Joseph. Harvey will be forever missed. He will always be in the hearts and minds of his family and friends. Harvey was born in Winnipeg in 1942 and was raised in Winnipeg's north end. He attended Champlain Elementary, Machray Jr. High, and St. John's High School. Harvey graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 1968. He was a loving husband and father, a caring and respected dentist and employer, and an avid sports fan. Harvey was a kind and loving person who enjoyed keeping abreast of the news, dancing, the symphony, and attending his dental class reunions. He enjoyed live theatre and the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Last year, Harvey played the role of Mr. Mushnik in a Prairie Theatre Exchange Fundraiser play: Little Shop of Horrors performed by an all-dentist cast. He gave generously to many charities and did little known mitzvahs within the Winnipeg community. Gratitude is extended to the Palliative Home Care nurses and health care aides who provided the care and support that allowed Harvey to die with dignity at home. Funeral services took place at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Thursday, March 29th with Rabbi Green officiating. Pallbearers were Dean Caplan, David Caplan, Stephen Caplan, Joel Cogan, Jeremy Spiegel, and Joshua Kass. Those wishing to honor Harvey's memory may make donations to CancerCare Manitoba, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, or to a charity of choice in lieu of flowers.
Publish Date: Mar 31, 2012 Winnipeg Free Press
He will forever be remembered by his family, patients and colleagues.