Harry George Kushner passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Mount Cartier Court with friends and staff by his side. Over the past 8 years Harry gave many gifts, gifts of appreciation, laughter and kindness as he received great care.
Uncle Harry was born September 3, 1930 at Sandburg, SK. Throughout Harry’s school days Harry attended Monz School close to the first homestead in Strong Pine, SK. His parents and siblings also attended the Baptist church. As time went on the family moved to Davis, SK and Harry and his siblings attended Island Lake School. Harry used his carpentry skills to help his brothers build the Davis Elevator. Harry and his brothers enjoyed the country barn dances too!
As time went on Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Harry and Bill moved to Vernon, BC. Harry ended up settling in Revelstoke, BC and met the love of his life, Elsie and they were married. Harry was employed in the logging industry operating heavy duty equipment for Celgar. Harry had a special place in his heart for his dog, Rex, his kitty and pet bird. He and Elsie attended the Pentecostal Church and Harry was a regular attender at the Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship. Harry and Elsie loved singing gospel music while Elsie played along with the organ. Family visits were a bonus.
Uncle Harry, “You are the last of our sunshine, you will be missed.”
Harry is survived by three nieces, Gail (Frank Koehl), Vera Kushner, Eunice Kushner and nephew, Randy Kushner, all from Saskatchewan. Harry is predeceased by his wife, Elsie; parents Steve and Barbara (Warvara); sister, Oxinya; brothers, Nicholas, Wasyl, George and Iwan (Irau).
Memorial donations may be made to Revelstoke, BC SPCA.