WINIFRED MARGARET CANTWELL

Cantwell, Winifred

Margaret nee Harvey

August 1, 1923 – October 31, 2015

The last daughter of a West Summerland Pioneer

The William Harvey Family came to west Summerland in 1907. William and Annie Eliza had four children: ?Herbert William (Bert), Frederick Thomas (Fred), ?Marjorie and Caroline Alice (Carrie). William built their family home, now called Heritage House, on Jubilee Road.

Son Bert, a carpenter, started a business called the H.W. Harvey Lumber Co. He built a number of homes ?and commercial structures in the Summerland and Peachland area. Including, the Bank of Montreal, the girls college on Giant’s Head Mountain and the roof on St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

Bert built his own home on Harvey Hill. His sweetheart, Bertha Orchard, came out from England and they were married in May of 1915, in St. Stephen’s Church. Bert and Bertha had three daughters: Iris Vivian (Parker), ?Winifred Margaret and Marcia Carol (Marks).

On completion of high school, Winifred went to ?Vancouver and enrolled in secretarial courses at ?Sprott-Shaw College. She then joined the Royal ?Canadian Air Force and was eventually stationed in ?Ottawa. After the war, Winnie returned to ?Vancouver and obtained positions at Fairbanks Morse, ?Canadian Forest Products (Eburne Division) and, ?eventually, retired after many years at B.C. Sugar.

Win is predeceased by her husband, Paul, whom she married in 1977. They continued to live in Vancouver making many trips to Summerland to visit Aunt Carrie Harvey and many friends.

Winnie leaves seven nieces and nephews and ?their respective families: Vivian’s three daughters: ?Louise MacDonald, Heather Yates and Carole Procknow. ?Marcia’s four children: Kenneth Marks, Kevin Marks, Barbara Marks and Alison Marks.


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