Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Harvey W. Taves

Male 1926 - 1965  (39 years)


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  • Name Harvey W. Taves 
    Born 22 Mar 1926  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1965  105 Union Blvd., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-149217 
    Died May 1965  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I149217  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Family Dr. Iva Ruth Sherk,   b. 1928,   d. 29 Mar 2011, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F49128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mennonite Church Aid Leader Dies

      A prominent church worker in social and welfare programs of the Mennonite Church, Harvey W. Taves, 39, of 105 Union Blvd. died today, in K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was the former Canadian executive director of the Menno- nite Central Committee and was Ontario executive director at the time of his death. The MCC work involves sending of cloth- ing to needy areas of the word, a PAX program similar to the U.S. Peace Corps, a teach- ers abroad program, a child- adoption system an var- ious projects such as building a hospital in Viet Nam and relo- cating Indians in Paraguay. Mr. Taves was one of the founders of the Ailsa Craig boys farm (now named Craigwood) for disturbed boys. He was born March 22, 1926, in Winnipeg, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Toews of Steinbach, Man. They survive him. He graduated from Goshen College, Ind., and lived in Kitchener for the past 12 years. He was a member of Rockway Mennonite Church. He was a director of the Canadian Mennonite As- sociation and was a member of the board of governors of Con- rad Grebel College. Besides hs parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Iva Sherk, a pathologist at K-W Hospital; two daughters, Mila Joy and Mary Margaret, both at home; four brother, Leonard of Willowdale, Benno of St. Vital, Man., Albert of Regina and Vernon of Washington State, and two sisters, Mrs. Roderick Blunt of Winnipeg and Mrs. A.A. Toews of Steinbach, Man. Friends and relatives ar requested to pay their respect at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home before noon Thursday. A memorial service will be held at Con- rad Grebel College at 1 p.m. Thursday, and the funeral will be held at First Mennonite Church at 3 p.m.Thursday. Donations to the Mennonite Central Committee will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.


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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1926 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1965 - 105 Union Blvd., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1965 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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