Auleen Ruth Harvie
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Auleen Ruth Harvie, 89, of Sheffield Mills, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 surrounded by loved ones at home. Born in Port Williams on May 31, 1926, she was the daughter of Keith Wright Morine and Blanche (Palmeter) Wood. Auleen "Momsy" was most comfortable in her home, welcoming her family and friends. Her creative spirit touched on knitting, soap making, quilting bees and making fresh baked loaves of brown bread, pies, bottles of jams and preserves. As much as she loved her home and being on the farm, she and Dick loved to get away as much as possible, spending many winter months in Portugal and Cuba. Also close to their hearts were their yearly trips with brother Jim, Marge and sister Betty to various North American destinations in Jim's motor home. Auleen spent her younger years in North Grand Pré. As a teenager, Auleen moved in with her much loved Aunt Ev in Windsor where she finished school and later attended Windsor Academy and Windsor School of Business and worked in the Windsor Military Hospital. In 1948, she married Richard Harvie, Hantsport. In 1950, they bought their farm in Sheffield Mills. She was an active member of Trinity United Church, Canning and could often have been found busily working at many a tea or luncheon as well as yard and plant sales. She was also a life member of the Sheffield Mills Women's Institute and an involved member of the Canning Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Auleen is survived by her husband, Richard, her six children, Brian (Phyllis), North Alton; Susan Harvie (Larry Blaxland - deceased), Turner's Brook, NS; John (Celia), Moncton, NB; Sally (Terry) Brommit, North Alton; Joyce Porter (JP Boudreau), Kentville; Matthew (Carolyn), Sheffield Mills. She is also survived by her sister, Betty MacKinlay, Cambridge; and brother, Jim (Marge) Allen, PEI; 12 grandchildren, Sarah and Christine; Dana, Ryan, Travis and Ken; Nathan and Duncan; Heidi; Josh; Nicole and Lucas; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Arthur Morine and Malcolm Allen. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the VON and the personal care workers who made her stay at home possible. A private family burial will take place at Jawbone Corner Cemetery. There will be no visitation, by request. A celebration of Auleen's life, followed by a reception, will take place at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Michael Veenema officiating. Family flowers only, by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the MS Society, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.