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Harvey Lewis

May 7, 1923 - October 13, 2020

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Louisbourg

Harvey Lewis (age 97) passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

He is survived by his children, Margo (Jack Patrick), Patricia and George (Paula); grandchildren, Laura Wilson (Peter), Michael Patrick (Carrie), Tristan Patrick (Lea), Suzanna Lewis and KaraLynn Lewis; great-grandchildren, Carter Patrick and Kyla and Scott Wilson. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws of the Lewis, MacLeod and Henderson clans will also miss Uncle Harve, as he had an appreciative, close and large extended family.

Of his immediate family, he was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen (Henderson); parents, George and Eva; brothers, Donald and Ralph; infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Patrick.

A proud citizen of Louisbourg for all his life, Harvey participated broadly in community life. He served as mayor from 1979 through 1988 and held many other positions of leadership with Planning Committees, Fire Chief, Church, Mariners’ Lodge and Scottish Rite of Cape Breton.  He co-chaired the Louisbourg ’95 Commemoration Society, which had a substantial positive effect on the area. He served as chairman of the Cape Breton School Board and other regional positions including the Boards of the Cove and Braemar Home.  He was a 74-year member of the Masonic Lodge at Louisbourg.

Formal education included graduating from University of Kings College (Dalhousie) with a BSc and Western University with a Business Diploma.  During the war, he worked at the National Research Council in Ottawa. He then returned to Louisbourg to join the family business - Lewis & Co Ltd.

Harvey held a very active part in running and growing Lewis & Co into a classic community general store.  There have been many stories and notes about what that store meant to many people and how many people were aided and assisted through tough times by the generosity and compassion of Harvey and his partners.

Harvey was an avid amateur historian for Louisbourg and all its components, including his family.  He self-published a book of reminiscences and has amassed a locally valuable collection of pictures and documents that will provide a legacy to the future.

Catalone Gut was his focus for many family gatherings. Fond memories generated there will last forever for our large group of relatives and friends.

To summarize his character, he was kind, generous and patient and always thought deeply about what was right. He held firm to those principles.

For pandemic reasons, there will be no visitation and a private family service will take place at St. Bartholomew’s, Louisbourg and interment with Kathleen to follow.

Those wishing to provide memorials may consider local charities, historical societies or St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery.  Donations can be made to the Cape Breton Regional Library's Memorial Book Fund in memory of Harvey Lewis. Books purchased with these donations will be housed at the Louisbourg Libraryat the family's request.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

He lived a long and a great life.  We are thankful for it.

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