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Gerald Harvey "Harv" Lilly

Gerald Harvey "Harv" Lilly

Born: February 18th, 1923

Born February 18, 1923, the eldest of 8 children, at his family's home on Exploits Island, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland to the late Paul and Annie (Gillard) Lilly. Harvey worked hard all of his life but first worked full time for pay in the lumber woods at the age of 17. To serve his country during the Second World War he enlisted in the British Royal Navy in 1941 and served overseas, mostly in the Indian Ocean, until his discharge in 1946. As a result of the destruction that he witnessed in the war he returned with a great desire to build. Turning down a job as a light keeper Harvey entered Memorial University College (Pre-Engineering), graduated there in 1949 and continued to Nova Scotia Technical College, graduating with a Civil Engineering degree in 1952. Harvey married his dedicated and loving wife Louise in 1950 sharing many blessed and beautiful years. They were each other's constant help and support right up to the time of his death. After graduating he spent 13 years with Foundation Maritime Ltd. as an engineer and project manager in marine construction. In 1965 he joined Lundrigans Ltd. retiring in 1987 after spending 22 years as Nova Scotia Division Manager. He was very dedicated to his church where he served on various congregational and presbytery boards, and was a faithful attender until health would no longer permit. Harvey was an avid curler, proud of his 8 ender club award, an outdoors-man, sailor and enjoyed many hours as a gardener. Predeceased by his father and mother Paul and Annie, brothers, Neil and Claude, and sister, Marion. Harvey passed peacefully away at his home in Halifax with his wife and son Robert at his side on Tues. Nov 7. At the time of his death he was the oldest living person from Exploits, NL. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 67 years Louise (Budgell); sons, Gerald (Patricia), Robert (Lurley), Michael (Edwina); sisters, Telsie Hoover, Mable Manuel, Rita Erskine; brother, Cliff (Netta); 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place 7-9 pm Monday, November 13 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, November 14 at St. James United Church, Goodwood where a reception will follow. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Middle Sackville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. James United Church, 1078 Prospect Rd Goodwood NS., NS, B3T 1P5.

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