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Archie Ruben Heide

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Deaths-Archie-Ruben-HeideArchie’s family moved to the Niagara region when he was 6. After graduating from Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kan., Archie completed medical studies at University of Toronto and trained in California. A general and vascular surgeon, Archie practised in St. Catharines, Ont., from 1964 until his retirement in 1999. Dedicated to his work, he also served on the Ontario advisory committee to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and on the College’s national council. After moving to St. Catharines, he joined Fairview MB Church and remained a member until his death. Archie loved the outdoors and could name almost any tree. He spent his free time tending his large garden. He also loved fishing with friends and family and taking road trips across North America. The St. Catharines Rotary Club awarded Archie a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions.

  • Birth: October 12, 1932
  • Birthplace:
    Hepburn, Sask.
  • Death: November 29, 2014
  • Parents:
    Cornelius C. Heide & Elizabeth Loewen Heide
  • Married:
    Loretta Thomas, May 31, 1955
  • Family:
    Loretta; children Randal (Jackie), Janette Schroeder (Bruce), Lisa Kennedy (Steve), Brad (Matt); 7 grandchildren; 1 sister
  • Church:
    Fairview MB, St. Catharines, Ont.
  • Baptism:
    Virgil (Ont.) as a teen