Fred Narvey was a Winnipeg writer and business owner.
Fred was born in Bird’s Hill, Manitoba to Kasriel and Faiga Narvey in 1913. The family moved to Winnipeg’s North End in 1915. When his father died in 1929, Fred quit school and began working for Purity Ice Cream. During his youth, Fred Narvey participated in anti-fascist activities including the Old Market Square Riot and serving as Chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascists League Youth Section.
Married in 1936, Fred Narvey and Gertrude Bercovich opened a food stand on McDermot Avenue that later became Bright Spot Deli and Grocery. Fred later became a salesman for ladies clothing for Rusoff and Bronstone Sales Agency and eventually bought out the company. He retired from this business in 1978. Fred and Narvey had two children: Kenneth and Janice.
Narvey began writing short stories and non-fiction in his retirement that would be published in the Jewish Post and other periodicals. The stories mostly relate to Jewish life and, in particular, his own childhood.
Narvey volunteered with a number of Jewish organizations including the United Jewish People’s Order, the Progressive Arts Club and B’nai Brith. Fred Narvey died in Winnipeg in 2010.