In Celebration of

Nancy (Agnes Arnott Kettles Smith) Harvey

January 20, 1918 -  April 6, 2019

On April 6th, 2019, Nancy Harvey peacefully passed from this world surrounded by her family at the Pavillion Camille Lefebvre in Lachine at the grand old age of 101. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon Harvey, as well as by her sisters Mary Kettles and Mary Kelly (Irvine). She will be greatly missed by her daughters Heather Harvey (Jim Desson) and Dr. Kathryn Harvey; grandchildren Craig (Katherine), Erin (Shahin) and Michael (Genny); great grandson Leo; and nieces Wendy Ford (Bob) and Sandra Fazio (Ross); godson Kenneth Godbeer and sister Margaret. She will also be missed by her husband’s family and by her many friends, some of whom she has held dear for over eighty years, especially Agnes Cameron.

Nancy immigrated to Montreal from Glasgow Scotland at the age of twelve. As a teenager she apprenticed in the couture industry, becoming a dressmaker for some of the most exclusive addresses in Montreal. Nancy also loved to sing and was a lifetime member of the Verdun operatic society and Harmony Inc.

A devoted United Church member, she was active in the U.C.W., the choir, and church musicals in both Chalmers in Verdun, and later Summerlea in Lachine. Nancy was a skilled dressmaker by trade, but even more skilled at the weaving of friendship and support around those she loved, and those who loved her. Her rye sense of humour will be remembered.

The funeral will be held at Summerlea United Church, 225, 50th Avenue, Lachine at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 followed by a reception. Burial will be at Mount-Royal Cemetery on a later date. Much gratitude and many thanks for the loving care and kindness shown Nancy by the nurses and attendants on the fourth floor of the Camille Lefebvre Pavilion. A very special thank you to Gail for her loving accompaniment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


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Ken Godbeer (God son)

Entered April 12, 2019 from edmonton ab

I will miss my infrequent visits with "Aunt Nancy" for her cheery disposition and welcoming smile. When we lost my Mother in 2007 Aunt Nancy was our connection to the past. It is truly the end or an era.

Sandra Fazio (Kelly) (Niece)

Entered April 12, 2019 from Brampton

Auntie Nancy brought many years of great joy to me and my family, she brought great texture to our lives and will be missed for her many stories. I truly cherish the memories on the time we spent together and feel honored to have been part of her extended family.

Carolyn Belleville 

Entered April 13, 2019 from Mississauga, Ontario

In warm remembrance of Auntie Nancy, who was like another mother to me when I was growing up, and like a sister to my own mother (Agnes Cameron). May the memories of happy times spent with her bring comfort to her many loved ones. She will be missed, but never forgotten.
Love from Carolyn & Phil Belleville

Wendy Ford (Niece/God Daughter)

Entered April 14, 2019 from Milton, Ontario

Auntie Nancy was my "special aunt". As her God Daughter I looked forward to our visits and talks and her many trips to Toronto over the years. I feel fortunate that my children have fond memories of Auntie Nancy's visits as well and her famous smartie cookies and date squares May she rest in peace now after a long life. Heather and Kathryn, I hope that the legacy of love your Mother left you will be a source of strength and comfort for you both. With Deepest sympathy, Wendy, Bob, Evan (Caillin & Graeyer), Derek, and Sarah Ford

Ernest, Donna & Karen Fraser (Nephew)

Entered April 14, 2019 from Minto, Manitoba

We enjoyed visits with Aunt Nancy at her home and also at ours. Her last visit was the Harvey family reunion 13 years age when she was able to see our new born granddaughter, born the day after the reunion. Our keepsake form Aunt Nancy is the Green corduroy dress she made for Karen to ware at my sister Isabel's wedding in October 1973. Truly a great lady of faith and action. Love from cousins Ernest, Donna & Karen


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Mount-Royal funeral Complex