Richard Hudson "Dick" Harvie
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Richard Hudson "Dick" Harvie, 93, of Sheffield Mills, on Friday, January 25, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at home. Born in Hantsport, he was a son of the late Leland and Zella (Hudson) Harvie. Richard joined the RCAF in 1943 and served in Dunville, Ontario. After his release in 1944, he joined the West Nova Scotia Regiment in 1945, training in Yarmouth and Aldershot. Following his discharge from the military in 1946, he attended Agricultural College in Truro, graduating in 1948 with his Farming Degree. He started his farming career in 1950 with two work horses, a cow and a plow. He was known for having the best corn. Richard was also active in the Royal Canadian Legion – Habitant Branch No. 73, Canning serving in many capacities, including President and a member of the Color Party for many years. He had also held the position of Returning Officer for many provincial elections. He enjoyed playing cribbage, singing, cookies, gardening and hunting. He married Auleen Morine in 1948 and together they travelled to many destinations, including Cuba and Portugal. They were both avid skaters and he enjoyed swimming at Long Beach. He is survived by his six children, Brian (Phyllis), North Alton; Susan Harvie (Larry Blaxland - deceased), Kentville, NS; John (Celia), Moncton, NB; Sally (Terry) Brommit, North Alton; Joyce Porter (JP Boudreau), Kentville; Matthew (Carolyn), Sheffield Mills; 12 grandchildren, Sarah and Christine; Dana, Ryan, Travis and Ken; Nathan and Duncan; Heidi; Josh; Nicole and Lucas; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty MacKinlay, Cambridge; brother-in-law, Jim (Marge - deceased) Allen, Prince Edward Island; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Auleen; a sister, Margaret Forsyth and brother, John Harvie. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Maya Bevan officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date in the Jawbone Corner Cemetery. The family wishes to extend special thanks to all of his caregivers and Veteran’s Affairs Canada for their kindness, compassion and support. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the MS Society of Canada – Atlantic Division or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.