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SPAVEN , Harvey Robert

SPAVEN , Harvey Robert

 January 30, 1937- Hamilton, ON

September 20, 2013 – Calgary, AB


Beloved husband of Joan passed away on September 20 2013. He is survived by his son David (Virginia) and grand daughter Charlotte of Vancouver, daughter Karen of Calgary, sister Barbara (Gary) Crowe, nephews Barry and Adam Beck. He was predeceased by his first wife Charlotte (Buchan) in 1973.  He will be sadly missed by the Suddaby family and many close friends.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Harvey joined the navy (ROTP) and earned his BSc in Geology followed by an MSc from McMaster University.  He travelled extensively with the navy.  To pursue his geology career he moved to Calgary, where upon seeing the mountains he said he was home. 

Harvey had many passions.  Outdoor pursuits included cross country skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, sailing, and riding his motorcycle.  He loved music, painting, photography, travelling and entertaining and was an avid reader.  Harvey lovingly  nurtured and mentored his children and shared his passions with them.  They were his pride and joy and his enduring legacy.

Funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3610 Sarcee Road SW, on Thursday September 26 at 1:30pm, followed by a reception in the church hall.  A private graveside ceremony will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be directed to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Harvey Spaven, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Bill and Colleen Tobman :

    We are devastated by Harvey’s unexpected death. What was anticipated to be a simple operation became a stunning downward spiral, so difficult for all the family to face and endure. There seems so little we can do in any concrete way, but we extend our love and support to you all.

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  2. Stephanie Longworth :

    I was so saddened to hear about Harvey’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.

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