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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”.



Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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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.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Manfred Roesberg says:

    To Gwen and family,
    So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a great friend on the snowmobile trail and will be truly missed.
    Manfred Roesberg

  • Jane & Gerald Fitz-Gerald says:

    Dear Gwen and family:
    We are saddened to learn of Ken’s passing. If there is anything that we may do to help in this difficult time please let us know. With our sympathy and prayers for you all.
    Wishing you peace to bring you comfort,
    courage to face the days ahead
    and loving memories to forever hold in your heart

  • The Wambacher's says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, Miss Harvie. He was way too young. Treasure the memories and relive the special times. Thinking of all of you. Love and hugs from Brian, Tala, Eric and Samantha.

  • Tim Gartel says:

    As the new President of the Kelowna Snowmobile Club; & on behalf of the KSC, I would like to send our condolences, to you Gwen & your family. Ken was a great person, & I enjoyed snowmobiling with him many times. He will be sorely missed…

  • Greg and Cass says:

    A very happy memory from one of our many visits with Ken. Gwen and family at the orchard on the May long weekend. Memories keep those we love close in our hearts. Wishing you peace and comfort with family. Love to you all.

  • Shelley Cassap says:

    Auntie Gwen, Shannon, Margaret and family. I will forever ever hold beautiful memories of Uncle Ken spending time with us in the orchard, tickling us and his Donald Duck impressions. I am sorry I cannot be there for the ceremony but know that you are in my heart. Love, Shelley

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