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HAYTER, Harvey William

Harvey passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the age of 76.  Survived by his loving wife Diane of 55 years; daughters: Angela (Joe) Groves of Kelowna, Adele (Erwin) Lloyd of Bellingham, WA, Lisa (Cyril) Augustin of Kelowna; grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Jordan Groves, Ashley and Janae Lloyd, Sydney and Sophia Augustin; brothers: Ron (Sheila), Harry (Beth), Charles “Bud” (Wendy), Larry (Darlene) and Robert; numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his mother Vera, father Raleigh, sisters-in-law Jacy and Patricia and niece Lisa.

Harvey’s first 12 years were spent growing up in the bush in Northern Saskatchewan. His father had a sawmill and he, with his brothers helped their dad. The boys shared an experience not many have, hunting, fishing, trapping and the bush was their playground. They moved to Hudson Bay Saskatchewan with their mother and started school. Harvey met Diane in Hudson Bay. They married and had 3 daughters, and 6 grandchildren. He was the patriarch in the family and was well loved. A tall, no nonsense intense man with a huge heart. He worked hard. A man who wore many hats, but loved the retail business. In his later years, he worked the flea markets, the last one being at the Rutland Hall.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 17th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Rev. Phil Collins officiating.  Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  Harvey was the recipient of 210 transfusions, which extended his life significantly.  In his memory, please consider a donation of blood to Canadian Blood Services or finances to the Red Cross.

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Monday, July 17th at 1:00 pm

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The service for HAYTER, Harvey William is scheduled for Monday, July 17th 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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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna. BC


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  • Brian says:

    I received an email informing me of Harvey passing away. I ran into Harvey’s brother, Larry, a month or two ago in Hudson Bay and he was looking forward to a final family reunion with his brother this summer. The news initially came as a shock and now I can only focus on the pain you are feeling. May the God of comfort bring comfort to you in your time of need. (1 Corinthians 1:3,4)
    Your Cuz


  • Larry and Mary Verigin says:

    Harry was a good friend and he was a great gardener, he will definitely be missed by all his friends. Thank you for letting us know we try to make Harry’s funeral at Spring Field Funeral Home on Tuesday. God bless you and all your family. Have a nice get together with all your friends and family – we will definitely try to make it to his funeral service.
    Larry, Mary Verigin and Jill our black lab 🙂 we hope he had a peaceful time prior to his sad passing,

  • Sandra Smith says:

    Even before Diane & Harveys marriage I was the little sister that Harvey always considered his family. As he was a man who walked to the beat of his own drum, we had many debates & discussions through the years, but I always had the inner assurance that he would still always tuck me under his wing. I am truly grateful to have shared this journey of life with you, Harvey. You were a true warrior who fought hard to be with your family & now you are resting with our Lord. Until we meet again. Condolences & prayers to Diane & family who cared for him so well.

  • Brebda Herrin says:

    Diane, My thoughts go out to you at this sad time. What a fighter Harvey was when not feeling well, building fences, organizing the garage, he never stopped. I so enjoyed being both your realtor in the process of your move to your daughters. Harvey was always very nice to me and I knew from the start he wanted hard working service he wasn’t going to put up with any nonsense…I admired his principles and enjoyed the sale process with a wonderful couple.He was one of a kind and I am happy to have known him. brend

  • Sandra Smith says:

    Even before Diane & Harvey were married I was the little sister that Harvey always considered his family. I am truly greatful for the memories of sharing this journey of life with Harvey. He was a true warrior who fought hard to be with his family. Condolences & prayers to Diane & family who cared for him so well during his illness.

  • John & BettyKostiuk says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the loss of your loved one.

  • Barbara Budnick says:

    Harvey was a good friend to our family. Harvey brought love and healing to our family on occasions of loss. He will be missed and remembered fondly.
    I’m very sorry for your loss. God bless. Barbara Budnick

  • Wilma and Jim Brown says:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family from Hudson Bay

  • Nevin Hayter says:

    I am very sad to hear of Uncle Harvey passing on. I send my most sincere condolences to his family, my cousins, and I know how difficult it is when a parent passes, I cherish my memories of Harvey, for example…I remember visiting him during his flea-market days in Calgary. He would crack me up with his wry wit and keen observations. I always enjoyed seeing him, which sadly, was not that often. A rare person and he will be missed, but remembered fondly. I send my love and prayers to you at this most somber of times.

  • Lars & Noreen Bracken says:

    Diane & Family
    We send our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Harvey. I grew up in Hudson Bay, and got to know Harvey at a young age. Harvey was a sincere and kind man. If he liked you, you were his friend for life ! He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but soon learned how to make a good living for himself and his family . Rest in peace my friend . Your work is done !

  • Bob and Cheryl Grant (from Clemenceau) says:

    Our condolences to the Hayter families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • margaret gurski says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ‘s.
    Andy, Marg
    Bekki and Dani

  • Bill Homeniuk says:

    Harvey and Diane were married when I was only four years old making him my brother-in-law for over fifty five years. I was too young to know him as anything else so really he was the brother I never had. He took me fishing, camping and a lot of other adventures. We did a lot of things together especially in my younger years when I lived with them when I was sixteen. He taught me a lot about carpentry which allowed me to build the majority of my own home at the age of twenty. Although I didn’t always agree with him I never argued with him because I knew better! And I am very grateful for everything he taught me. A lot of good memories of Harvey are recurring in my mind this week as I pass on my condolences to my big sister Diane and her family. Gone but will never be forgotten.
    Brother Bill

  • Sandi MacIntosh says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Harvey’s passing. He was one of a kind.
    My heart goes out to you all.

  • Leslie Robar says:

    My condolences to you and your family . At this very sad time . My thoughts and prayers go out to you

  • Joyce Rechel says:

    Harvey’s daughter Adele and I have been close friends since we met in Kelowna many years ago. I soon met and grew to enjoy the Hayter family: Harvey and Diane, the girls and their families. I remember stopping in Harvey’s store on occasion and enjoying a witty chat. Harvey was a man who cared deeply for his family, and they him. Harvey, your valiant fight is over, you’re now enjoying the Jesus you love! My deepest condolences to all the Hayter family. Joyce

  • Jennifer Hayter says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Harvey’s passing. I remember visiting in the summer and having such a wonderful time. He could always put a smile on my face. He will be missed. xox

  • Suzanne Dalto says:

    I love Harvey. And I love Diane. It it with a sad, sad heart that I think of all the great times shared with this amazing family playing, singing, laughing and eating. I’ve often marvelled at the strength and dedication of your family values. It’s truly a source of inspiration to me as you stick by and support each other no matter what. I consider myself so incredibly fortunate to have been included in your lives. I miss you Harvey…so much.

    Love you forever,

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