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.