John Leland Harvie

Male 1923 - 2017  (94 years)


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  • Name John Leland Harvie 
    Born 6 Jul 1923  Hantsport, Hants Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Oct 2017  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • HARVIE, John Leland

      Age 94, of Hantsport, passed away October 2, 2017, surrounded by family in Hants Community Hospital. Born July 6, 1923 in Hantsport, he was the eldest son of Leland and Zella (Hudson) Harvie.

      John attended school in Hantsport, graduating from grade eleven in 1939. Too young to enlist, he went to work with Canadian Pacific Telegraphs in Halifax as a teletype operator. He enlisted in the army in February of 1943 and after advanced training in the Signal Corps was sent overseas. At the end of the war in Europe he was stationed at Breda, Holland. He returned to his job with C. P. Telegraphs but due to his father\'s declining health came back to Hantsport to take over the family grocery store until 1977 when he sold the business and became a District Manager with World Book Encyclopedia, retiring in 1983. John served a term on Hantsport Town Council and was Chairman of the School Board. He was Harbour Master for fifteen years and a Deputy Issuer of marriage licenses for nineteen years. He joined the Royal Canadian Legion in 1946 and served one year as President and thirty years as Treasurer of Lucknow Branch 109. He was a believing, practicing Christian and lifelong member of the Hantsport Baptist Church, serving on boards and committees and as a Deacon. He was a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent for thirty years and spent his declining years doing visitation.

      John was still driving his own car at the age of 90, visiting shut-ins and "old people" in area nursing homes, and sometimes showing off by doing a few push-ups. He enjoyed swimming in the Avon River as a boy, skating, reading and fishing at the Harvie camp by Stillwater Siding with his brother and uncles. He helped establish the Hantsport Memorial Community Centre, organized Red Cross blood donor clinics, was a long time supporter of the Progressive Conservative Party and chaired the Hantsport Memorial Scholarship committee.

      John was predeceased by his wife and the mother of his children, Evelyn Rose Hart (1993); second wife, Phyllis Selig (2007); sister, Margaret Forsyth Welt (2013). A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 12, in the Hantsport Baptist Church, Rev. Jennifer Riley officiating, with interment afterward in Riverbank Cemetery.
    Person ID I291  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 

    Father Leland Benjamin Harvie,   b. 27 Jun 1894, Kingsport, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1960, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Zella Leah Hudson,   b. 7 Nov 1895, Northfield, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1996, Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1919  Kentville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evelyn Rose Hart,   b. 2 Apr 1934, Windsor, Hants Co, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1993, Wolfville, Kings Co., Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1956  Hantsport, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, CANANA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 24 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S38] The Chronicle Herald, 10 Oct 2017.