Harvey Edward Harte

  • "Rest in Peace, Harvey."
    - Kate Hanley
  • "Harv and I had many interesting and thought-provoking..."
    - Melanie Moore-Gluska
  • "Harvey will be remembered for the love that he..."
    - Carol Mackay
  • "Harv was a kind, multi-talented, thinking man, the kind the..."
    - Dianne Gillespie-Brady
  • "We'll miss Harvey's enjoyment of life, and especially his..."
    - Monica and Des Corry

HARTE, Harvey Edward 03 March 1933 - 07 June 2018 Born in Swift Current, Sask. Passed away in Victoria, B.C. at the age of 85. Survived by brother Ken Hart (Margie), sister Ruth Walde and several nieces and nephews, all of Saskatchewan. After high school, Harv spent 20 years in the Canadian Army (Artillery) where he sustained major on-going hearing damage caused by the guns. He taught many courses there and attained the rank of Warrant Officer. He later earned a B.A. and had a successful career teaching high school biology. In the 1960s-70s Harv was a champion archer, regularly listed in Canada's top ten and was Manitoba champion many times. A longtime editor of "The Canadian Archer", he was well-known for his perceptive, witty writing. A keen ballroom dancer, he gave much to the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society in volunteer work. An avid reader, his readings covered a wide spectrum from St. Thomas Aquinas to Erich Fromm. A humanist on a quest for meaning, he aimed to follow the Mennonite credo: "Feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty; comfort the sad; and care for the sick". His knowledge (which he shared) was deep, especially in evolution, heredity and the human brain. Harv's social network was wide; he was respected and liked by many people.

Published in Victoria Times Colonist from July 28 to July 29, 2018