GREY, Harvey Johnson QC
September 2, 1924 – February 8, 2013
Our beloved Harvey passed away peacefully in his 89th year with his much loved wife Ebba by his side on Friday, February 8, 2013 at North Shore Hospice after a short stay at Lion's Gate Hospital. Harvey and Ebba were together for 33 years. He leaves to mourn his passing his adult children, Stephen (Laurie Elias), Michael, Paul, and Virginia (Richard Best); predeceased by son Sandy in 1950. Grandchildren Hayley, Carling, Jeremy, Andrew, Joey, Shane, Nikita (Mark) and Nolan, and great-granddaughter Aurora. He also leaves his sister Gloria Hilliker and her sons Arthur (Judith), Gordon (Ann), Doug and Rick (predeceased), and their children. Harvey was born in Winnipeg to Harvey Lawrence Grey and Gudrun Johnson and the family moved to Calgary where he was brought up. He served in WW II and trained in England as a gunner. He entered university and married Eileene Miller in 1947. Harvey studied at UBC and graduated in the Class of 1949 in law. Harvey joined the firm of Tysoe Harper and Gilmour (now Harper Grey) in 1956 where he became a partner. He acquired his Queen's Counsel in 1964. Harvey loved the law and practiced with that firm for over three decades as defence counsel for insurers of doctors, engineers, architects and large corporations. During his legal career, Harvey was president of the Vancouver Bar Association, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers serving as BC chairman for several years, served 3 terms as a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, and president of the Medical-Legal Society for many years. He served as a board member of Children's Hospital, and Northwest Life, was a long time member of the Vancouver Club, and a founding member of Hollyburn Country Club. He was a member of Capilano Golf & Country Club for 54 years and loved his weekly Sunday game. Harvey was a kind and generous person, loved by many for his kindness and quirky sense of humour. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family. Many thanks to Dr. Paul Sugar for his total devotion to his patient, which was so very much appreciated. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your favourite charity. A Celebration of Life will be held at Capilano Golf & Country Club, on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.