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KERCHER, Harvey Charles

November 6, 1935 – Empress, Saskatchewan
November 27, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Harvey “Herb” Charles Kercher, passed away peacefully at home with his wife Joan and daughter Kathy on November 27, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Herb was employed with CP Rail his whole life, retiring in 1992.

Herb is survived by his loving wife Joan Kercher; his step-children Clayton Bennett, Kathleen Carter; his grandchildren Desiree Bennett, Nicole Carter, Devin Bennett, and Justin Carter; his great-grandson Jaxon Carter; his siblings and their spouses, Shirley and Jack McNiven, and Ken and Gail Kercher, and his “special girl” Tracy Reed. He is also survived by his in-laws Lorraine and Don McWilliams; Bill and Joan Clayton; Bob and Julie Clayton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Herb was predeceased by his sons, Richard David Kercher and Donald Wayne Bennett.

A celebration of Herb’s life will be held at Whitehorn Community Centre (228 Whitehorn Rd NE, Calgary, AB) on December 6, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Herb Kercher, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. Rob and Cindy Clayton

    It is with great sadness that we send these sincere condolences to Joan and family, We really enjoyed the few times we got to spend time with you two, our hearts go out to each of you, we won’t be able to attend the service, but we will be thinking of you love Rob and Cindy

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  2. Joan and Family
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Herb. We fondly remember our get togethers with Herb and Joan. He always brought laughter with his sense of humor.
    His journey is done in our physical world, may he rest in peace.
    Love Ralph and Lucy

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  3. My condolences to Harvey’s family. I have fond memories of Harvey as he used to babysit me when I was a young boy. We were cousins. (our mothers were sisters). Rest in Paradise Harvey.

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  4. My sincere condolences to Harveys family. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely Darlene Schmidt (first cousin).

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