Cadrin; Donald Harvey
Donald passed away suddenly, yet peacefully, at 9:10 am on April 14, 2015 at the age of 88 years. His wish was to spend his final hours surrounded by his children and grandchildren and happily that wish was granted. Don was born on September 2, 1926 to a large family in Saskatchewan and grew up farming and ranching. As a young man he worked at many different jobs taking him as far east as Quebec. He settled in Meota, SK after marrying Emily Lavigne in October of 1953. From then until July of 1974 they farmed and ranched and raised their seven children. Don retired at the age of 48 and moved the family to Chilliwack, BC.
Don filled his retirement years with family events, cooking and canning, travel, reading, hiking, cattle drives at the Douglas Lake Ranch (Quilchena), selling tickets for Knights of Columbus, helping at Mother Teresa’s Place Thrift Store, and playing crib with friends and family. He loved to travel back through Alberta and Saskatchewan, stopping to visit his nieces and nephews and siblings along the way. He took great pride in always being there to help his children with whatever undertakings they had going and looked forward to the big meal and cribbage to follow. Don was predeceased by Emily, his parents and many of his siblings. Prayers will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Friday, April 24th, at 8:00 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 25th, at 11:00am followed by interment in the Catholic Cemetary on Promotory Rd. We will return to St. Mary’s Hall for lunch and a celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to World Vision, Red Cross, Leprosy Mission, Adopt a Family or a charitable organization of your choosing.