April 8, 1934 – June 26, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Harvey Lammer, formerly of Regina, on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Whitehorse (Yukon), his daughter Dawn at his side.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie; son Doug; and parents Joseph and Petrea Lammer. Harvey is survived by his daughters Dawn (Dean Vollmer) and their children Tori and Tom; Patty (Darrell) Corkal and their children Vanessa (Étienne Proulx) and Jonathan; brothers and sisters Neil (Linda) Trenholme, Janice Trenholme (Dick Glassford), Blair Trenholme (Donna Welsh) and Brenda Trenholme (Alistair Bryden), his cousin Kathleen Upton and many family members.
He will be greatly missed by dear and longtime friends, too numerous to mention.
Harvey was born in Saskatoon and was raised in Wilcox, SK. Harvey grew up as an only child with the devotion of loving parents who adopted him. In his eighties, he was blessed with the gift of discovering his biological family, developing a close bond with his brothers and sisters.
Harvey attended Luther College High School, the University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of British Columbia (Master of Social Work). Harvey worked as a social worker for the Saskatchewan Provincial Government, Canada’s Department of Indian Affairs and Regina Health Authority, building many relationships with colleagues and clients whom he cared for, respected and loved.
Harvey sat on the Board of many community organizations throughout his life. The three he was most passionate about were Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Social Justice Committee, Regina’s Antipoverty Ministry and Ranch Ehrlo Society, who honored Harvey in 2012 by naming their new residential care home “Lammer House” in recognition of his 39 years of voluntary service on Ranch Ehrlo’s Board and Senate.
To know Harvey was to know a true gentleman. He was kind, generous, thoughtful, always respectful and accepting of all people (even if he may not have shared their views). He possessed amazing listening skills, was an avid reader and knowledgeable of local and world affairs, and politics.
He loved music, the arts and dancing. Harvey was extremely proud of his adopted and biological families. His kindness and gentle wry humour will be missed by those whose lives he touched. Harvey always had a twinkle in his eye, loved to play and had an easy-going nature with a positive outlook on life.
He was a man of faith, compassionate and always willing to help others. Harvey loved being at the cottage at Crooked Lake, canoeing, water skiing and hosting friends and family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren in Whitehorse. Watching them grow and excel in their sports gave him great joy.
He was an avid sports fan, and one could always find the latest news of the sports world just by talking to him. Harvey was a great role model with his love of life and positive attitude, no matter what challenges he was facing.
A Service to Celebrate Harvey’s Life will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at a later date. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved Marie at Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Harvey’s memory may be made to Ranch Ehrlo Society, 1951 Francis Street, Regina, SK S4V 6V1 or any charity that supports Social Justice/Antipoverty causes.
Family and friends are invited to view the online obituary and tributes page at www.reginafuneralhome.ca
Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery (306) 789-8850.
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