December 16, 1918 – April 21, 2012
Charles (Charlie) Harvie beloved husband of Jean Harvie of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the age of 93 years.
Charlie was born in Ottawa on December 16, 1918 and moved with his family to Edmonton in 1929. Charlie joined the RCAF, met Jean, and on May 16, 1942 they were married in Edmonton. He soon headed off to England with the war effort. On his return, Charlie completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and began a career that culminated as head of Parks Planning with Alberta’s Provincial Parks Department. It was a job he loved, visiting every corner of the province and planning recreation areas that are enjoyed today by all Albertans. On retirement, Jean and Charlie enjoyed many years of travel and living on Vancouver Island before returning to Alberta.
Charlie is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years Jean; brother Jim Harvie; daughter Patti-Lynn and son-in-law Barrett Chevalier of Edmonton; son David and daughter-in-law Joanne Harvie of Calgary; daughter Barbara and son-in-law Rick Spooner of Sherwood Park; and daughter-in-law Hilary of Winchester, England. Charlie took great delight in teaching his many grandsons – Warren, Kristian, Brent, Bradley, Cory, Martin and Neil about fishing and his granddaughters Holli, Allison and Shannon about Alberta’s wildlife. He is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren. Charlie was predeceased by his brother Bob Harvie and sisters Patricia and Jean. Gordon, a son, died in England in 1995.
At Charlie’s request there will be no funeral service, but there will be a family service at a later date in Edmonton. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. No flowers please.
In living memory of Charlie Harvie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences