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George Harvey

George Harvey

Born In: Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: October 5th, 1927

Passed in: Windsor, Canada
Passed on: December 30th, 2016

George “Eric” Harvey (October 5, 1927 – December 30, 2016). Eric Harvey, age 89, of MacKay Section, Hants County, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, with his children by his side. Eric was born on October 5, 1927 in Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia; he was the son of the late Morley and Lily (Maynard) Harvey. Eric is survived by his children, Anton (Elaine) Harvey, Martin’s River; Ruth (Randy) Beck, Bedford; Jann (Stephen) Wetmore, Oakville, Ontario; Beverly (Darrell) Lyttle, MacKay Section; grandchildren, Tony Harvey, Michelle Maynard, Ryan Beck, Gavin Beck, Stephanie Wetmore and Matthew Lyttle; great grandchildren, Katelyn, Nicholas, Joshua, Emily, Christian, Élodie, Reece, Keelin and Heidi; great-great grandson Cooper; brother, John (Merle) Harvey; sister, Barbara Swoger, Toronto, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. Eric was predeceased by his wife, Hilda (2011) and brother, Donald (2016). People in the community knew Eric as: graduate of Nova Scotia Agricultural College (1948); dairy farmer who, with his brother, Donald, managed Retreat Valley Farm and one of the largest and finest purebred Holstein milk herds in the province for over 40 years; President of Victory Credit Union (1989); President of Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (1967); Chairperson of Livestock Health Services Advisory Board (1973); pioneer of the Co-op movement in Nova Scotia and frequent letter writer to the editor of The Chronicle Herald. His children knew him in a different way. He was the father who drove to Yarmouth on weekends to pick up his daughter, Beverly, who was studying to be an RN. He was the grandfather who met little Matthew at the bus stop every afternoon and who later faithfully attended his hockey and softball games. He was the man who proudly bragged about his hard working and accomplished grandsons Tony, Ryan and Gavin. He was the Uncle who was more like a second father to his nephews Philip and Richard. He was the devoted follower of his granddaughter, Stephanie’s, tennis career. He was also the joker who teased all his grandchildren that his granddaughter, Michelle, was the only one who had the best of all worlds. You see, Michelle was born a Harvey and married a Maynard. It doesn’t get any better. He was the man who never told a lie, never had an enemy, never cursed, never drank more than one Guinness a month, and never shirked his commitments and obligations. He was also the guy who, to the annoyance of everyone in earshot, crushed his Kellogg’s corn flakes every morning before pouring the milk on his cereal. But, for his family, he was best known as the man who took wonderful care of their mother and Nan for 33 years. Poppy (a name the grandchildren called him) always said he was a frugal man but he was not a stingy man. So true. He gave generously of his love, time and resources. Poppy lived for his wife in life and we know he will take good care of her on the other side. He will truly be missed. Many thanks to Dad’s family physicians Dr. Calvin Kilcolins and Dr. Tim Matheson for their years of dedicated quality care. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cathryn Smith and Dr. Bill Enright for being there for us. A sincere thank you to Rev. Kevin Cox. Your support, and thoughtfulness for the family during this difficult time was truly appreciated. To the nurses on Unit 200, especially, Hillary and Cathy, thank you for your many acts of kindness and professional care. And many thanks to the Staff on Unit 500, Halliburton and The Elms. You took such good care of Dad over the past year. You are an amazing team. Visitation was 1 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, B0N 2T0, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kevin Cox officiated and a private family interment was held at Retreat Valley Farm Cemetery, MacKay Section. Donations in memory of Eric may be made to Palliative Care Hants Community Hospital or a charity of one’s choice. To add your condolences, please click on “contribute” at www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com

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