Ken passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 65. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 45 years, Gwen Harvie; daughters Shannon Harvie (James McNeice) and Margaret (Chris) Werry; grandchildren Conner, Taylor, Jaxson, Finnley, and Brielle Werry, and Brogan and Kenna McNeice; sister Eileen Galarneau; brothers Alex Harvie and David Harvie.
Ken was raised on the orchards of East Kelowna, BC and returned to raise his own family there after working as an Assistant Forest Ranger with the BC Forest Service. In addition to his career as an orchardist, he served the South East Kelowna community as a member, and later as Chief, of the South East Kelowna (Station 7) Fire Department and as a long-time member of the SEKID board. He took great joy in camping and boating with family, was a motorcyclist and snowmobiler, and after his retirement in 2017 traveled, with his wife, in his fifth wheel trailer. He was grateful for the kindness and professionalism of his doctors, nurses and extended health team, who were a great support for him and his family. In particular, the nurses at the Central Okanagan Hospice House were a tremendous support to Ken and his family.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca and the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA), hospicecoha.org. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.
THIS SERVICE WILL BE BROADCAST/LIVESTREAMED ON AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 1:00 PM.
The service for HARVIE, Ken is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.