Vivian  HARTY (nee Mehlen)

Obituary of Vivian Jeanine HARTY (nee Mehlen)

May 12, 1931 – Lethbridge, Alberta
January 11, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

Vivian Harty of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Vivian was born on May 12, 1931. She grew up in the small town of Nemiscam, Alberta and moved to High River in 1945 to work in the hospital as a nurse’s aid. She later married Steve Harty in 1950, and moved to Calgary in 1954. Vivian will be remembered for her love of cooking, baking, reading, fashion and of people. She was involved in dressmaking, sewing, fashion shows and retail boutiques.
Vivian was a life term member of Beta Sigma Phi and loved to volunteer her time.

Vivian will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne-Marie and John Froese. Vivian was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Gilmore Mehlen and brothers, Donald and Gary Mehlen.

Many connected to Vivian with her vibrant, warm and outgoing personality and will be greatly missed by her family, close friends and others that knew her.

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The family would like to give special thanks to the dedicated staff at Extendicare Cedars Villa for their kindness and compassion.

In living memory of Vivian Harty, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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