Harvey Daniel Irvine passed away peacefully in the loving company of his immediate family on July 29, 2010 in the Nanaimo Palliative Care Unit. Harvey was born in Mann Settlement, Quebec on March 9th, 1930. We wish to extend many thanks to all the support received by the doctors, nurses and volunteers of the Palliative Care Unit as well as the tremendous support we have received from family, friends and Church pastors and members of the Parksville Baptist Church for the love and compassion in helping Harvey and all of us through this emotional time.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Irvine and their children Lynda Irvine (Parakin) and her husband Duane, Brenda Irvine and his son Don Irvine and wife Karla. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 7 sisters and 2 brothers. We are comforted that Harvey will be joining his Father Sanford, Mother Evelyn, Brothers Fennie and Ottis, and beloved sister Mickey, who have passed away previously.
He was a hard working individual rising to hold management positions within Stelco and Ivaco and upon his retirement pursued is passion for high performance cars by founding Boss T Automotive which specialized in building and rebuilding high performance engines.
Besides work he also found lots of time to dedicate to his family and church and enjoyed hobbies including golfing, drag racing, rebuilding a 1923 Boss T and 1932 Deuce Coupe, showing it at the many Ocean Idlers and Seaside Cruiser, car club events.
Harvey accomplished much in his 80 years and will be missed by too many other people to list. He will be remembered for his strong Christian and family values, integrity and sense of humor as well as so many other positive qualities that each of us will miss.
The memorial service will be held at the Parksville Baptist Church located at 550 Pym St. Parksville, BC. on Sunday August 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be forwarded to the Seaside Cruisers which will go towards a memorial bench in memory of Harvey Irvine.