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Harvey, Daniel George

HARVEY, Daniel George

1958 - 2024

A Life well Lived

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel George Harvey on Monday, February 12, 2024 after a long, courageous battle with cancer at the age of 65. He is predeceased by his parents Helen and Paul Harvey.

Despite his long battle, Dan lived by the motto that “Life is Good”. He brought positivity and warmth to every situation. Dan was a generous, hardworking man with a great sense of humour. He appreciated the simple things in life like spending time with his family, fishing on the sand bar, his annual hunting and ski doo trips and coffee with his “Surprisingly Happy it’s Thursday” Crew.

As a child, Dan played and excelled at every sport including competitive hockey with his longtime friend Denis Houle. He went on to graduate from Northern College with a degree in Civil Engineering and spent most of his 25-year career with the City of Temiskaming Shores as the head of public works. Dan made an impact on many people’s lives as a mentor, teammate, coach and loyal friend. His love for his family and friends was always felt strongly.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Susan Harvey, his two daughters Melissa (Josh) Wood and Megan Harvey (Mathieu Houle) and his grandkids Frankie, Ariel and Axel. He will be missed by his sisters: Diane Edgar (Greg Lowns), Louise (Alain) Cormier and by his brother Mike (Myrna) Harvey. Dan will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended relatives, friends and colleagues.

A visitation will be held at the Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative – Perrin Chapel, 128 Whitewood Avenue W, New Liskeard on Sunday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow in the funeral home chapel.

We are sincerely grateful to the many friends, hospital staff, chemo nurses and Dr. Corneil who supported and comforted Dan over the years.

In memory of Dan, the family is requesting donations to Community Cancer Care.


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Sue, Melissa, Megan and families

It am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time.

Ruth Morin, February 14, 2024

Sue and family

We are so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was a well liked and well respected man in our community. I always enjoyed my neighbourhood chats with him and Buddy. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Nancy & Karl Pedersen, February 14, 2024

Sue and the girls as well to Diane, Mike and Louise

Just a Month ago met up with Dan at the CUBS gathering, hadn’t seen him in years. We had a great chat regarding our Sutcliffe Cr street hockey games( don’t know why he always wanted to play in net ,but you couldn’t score on him!), playing for the Cubs and the following year he was playing for KL Huskies while I played for Canadore.
He was so happy with his life (despite the cards he was dealt), he brought me up to date on their family (Susan,Megan and Melissa) and how much he enjoyed being a grandfather.
He was a very good man and friend.
(Hope the fishing is good up there my friend)

Steve O’Farrell, February 14, 2024

To sue and Melissa

Iam sorry to hear about the passing Dan lam thinking of both

Ida Hilson, February 14, 2024

Sue and family

Sincere condolence's to Sue, Megan and Melissa. Dan was a great mentor to Emily and many others while they were “hounds” back in the day.

Jo, Don and Emily Anderson, February 14, 2024

Sue, Melissa, Megan & family

Sending condolences and strength during this very difficult time. Dan was a cherished family friend especially for my father. Cherish your memories and find peace knowing his courageous battle is finally over. May he rest peacefully now.

Tracy McGarry, February 14, 2024

Sue and family.

Sincere condolences in hearing of Dan's passing, may the memories help you at this difficult time.

Sherwin & Peggy Knight, February 14, 2024

Louise Cormier

Sincères condoléances à toute la famille ainsi qu à Louise

Monique Ouellette, February 14, 2024

Sue, Melissa, Megan and the whole Harvey families

Sincere condolences to the Harvey Families, especially to Sue and his girls Melissa and Megan.

Mike and Madeleine Farrell, February 14, 2024

Sue and family

So sorry to hear about Dan. So many great memories. He will be missed.

Al and Linda Cote , February 14, 2024


Our sincerest condolences to all the family in your loss of Dan. He will certainly be missed within the family circle. Rest in peace.

Bill and Elaine Glassford, February 14, 2024

The family

My very sincere condolences to all of you!

Sylvie Cormier-Rivard, February 15, 2024

Sue, Melissa, Megan and families

Sending our heartfelt condolences on your huge loss. What a fighter Dan was and his positive attitude and happy demeanour was amazing.
May all your wonderful memories of happy times help you through the dark days. May he Rest in Peace.
Sincerely, Darren and Carol

Darren & Carol Hearn, February 15, 2024

Louise Cormier

Sympathies to you and the family for your loss dear friend. You’re in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. May your brother rest in peace . Darlene and Ben

Darlene Barre, February 15, 2024

Sue and family

My sincere condolences to you all. I had the pleasure of working with Dan for several years at the City. Very kind and witty man.
Treasure the memories and may God be with you during this difficult time. Blessings Sara

Sara Kinnear, February 15, 2024

Sue and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

Terry and Lianne Foreshew, February 15, 2024

Sue and family

Sincere condolences and my thoughts turn to relay race we ran together in grade 8 at St. Michel as well as the 16 years working under Dan's mentorship, he was true to himself and others. Much more than a boss, I considered Dan to be a friend. He will be missed.

Gary Wadge, February 15, 2024

Sue and family

We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing he will be greatly missed. Sending thoughts and prayers

Alain and Peggy Miron, February 15, 2024

Sue, Melissa, Megan and family

The human heart endures as it saves and cherishes all that it has loved. My sincere condolences to you are your family.

Lynne Marwick , February 15, 2024


Thinking of you during this difficult time

Lyanne Wadge, February 15, 2024

Sue and Family

I'm so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I hadn't seen Dan for quite some time but heard of the brave struggles he was going through for many years. I was very fortunate to meet up with Dan at a recent Cubs reunion. He was obviously as tough off the ice as he was on the ice. He was one of the good guys. May he rest in peace.

Garry Merkley, February 15, 2024

Sue and family

Sincerest condolences to Sue and family. thinking of you during this difficult time.

Debbie Proctor, February 15, 2024

Sue and family

So sad to hear about Dan. A huge loss for you and your family. May your cherish memories comfort you at this time.

Patti Dubois , February 15, 2024

Sue, Melissa and Megan

Our deepest sympathies to all of you at this time. We will always remember the hockey tournaments, skidoo & fishing trips and his determination to win at anything that he did. He will be truly missed.

Jennifer & Al Jenkins, February 15, 2024

Sue, Melissa, Megan and Family

I am very sorry that you have lost Dan. My deepest sympathy is with you. I feel lucky to have known him .

Betty Gibson, February 16, 2024

Sue and famiy

We were so sad to hear of Dan's passing. He sure fought a long and courageous battle. Dave enjoyed working for him when he was the Town Works Supervisor in Cobalt. Dave always felt respected and the respect was mutual. Dan always fought for the workers rights and they appreciated it and him. May he rest in peace.

David and Bernie Beairsto, February 16, 2024

Sue, Melissa and Megan

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Dan. Someone so special can never be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.

Jennifer and Andrew Scott, February 16, 2024

Sue and family

You have lost a huge part of your family. Dan was the consumate gentleman and fighter of cancer and heart disease. So positive in his fight against a deadly killer...a hero like no other. Rest in peace Dan...so proud to call you friend. God bless you Sue, Melissa and Meigan and families.

Rory and Bonnie MacDiarmid , February 16, 2024

Sue, Melissa, Megan and family.

So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I enjoyed working for Dan. He always treated me with respect. Rest in peace Dan.

Mike Loney, February 17, 2024

Sue & Family,

Our sincere condolences for your loss. Dan always had a positive attitude and good sense of humour. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

John & Brenda Henderson , February 17, 2024

Susan and family

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Diane and Denis St-Cyr, February 17, 2024

Sue, Megan and Melissa

My deepest sympathies. You were great neighbours to have. Miss you and thinking of you!

Ginette and the kids

Ginette Leveille, February 17, 2024

Sue and family

My deepest condolences on the passing of Dan ( whom I know as « Harv »). I came to know Harv when I was 18 or 19. He came to the Hamilton area to go to school and he lived with Denis Houle and me while we were playing hockey for the local Jr. A team. I would then spend time with Dan each spring/summer fishing at the opening of pickerel season or even during the Miner’s Festival that was celebrated in the Tri-Town when I would come up to visit Denis during the off season.
Sadly, as life went on, I was unable to make it up past my mid-twenties. However, after almost 40 years I was fortunate to come to that same fishing trip last May at Lake Lady Evelyn and renew my friendship with Harv. I feel blessed to have known Harv and doubly blessed to have spent time with him fishing last May. I will always remember Harv’s positive outlook on life which I memorialize with the following saying that Harv uttered one frosty morning on one of our fishing trips as he was making some toast over a roaring outdoor fire with a make-shift device he had fashioned from his amazing imagination. Harv said: «  Le toast, c’est bon eh! ». Sounds simple but me and my younger brother, who joined me that one trip, have always used «  le toast, c’est bon eh! » to this day as a euphemism for the good things in life. Each time I smile a silent smile thinking of Harv. He was a wonderful man.

Geoff Shaw, February 18, 2024

All the Harvey's and extended families

How lucky we are to have known Danny Harvey!! He was a quiet, sweet, kind, funny, deeply good person from the beginning to the end. Danny and his extended family were always a part of our lives. His dad (Paul) and his mom (Helen) and his mom's brother, (Fred Leveillé) were very close with my dad and mom when they lived in New Liskeard. I think Danny's uncle Fred was my dad's best friend when they were little tucsons. And, keeping those same beautiful connections, Danny was Dénis Houle's best friend their whole lives. They were inseparable. Like brothers. So whenever we visited Dénis and his family, Danny was usually there. Especially at "The River." Our families fished at the Blanche every Spring. Danny was always there. He is in every picture my dad (André Houle) and mon oncle (Claude Houle) have that involves holding up fish. (I used to think he was also one of my cousins!). Almost every Fall, my dad, Claude, Dénis and Danny used to moose hunt together in "The Bus." I don't think my Dad was ever happier than when he was out there with those guys, even if they didn't get a moose. The pictures at the end of the hunt: 4 guys, all sporting beards, all dirty and all smiling from ear to ear.

That Danny (and Sue's) daughter Megan married his best friend Dénis (and Francine's) son, Mathieu, is an amazing continuation of such a long story of love between families. I'm so lucky & proud to be part of it. And so sad to have lost "Harv".*

*(Because "Dénis" is a French name, and "Danny" is an English name, and they could be pronounced in different ways depending on whether you were French or English speaker, we would often get them mixed up: Q:"Dad, who got the big dorée?" Answers: "Denny"... "Dan"... "De-neeee" ..."Da-neee"... Who??? Then my dad started calling him "Harv". That helped. My sisters and I called him "Superman" but that's another story... :) ). Whereever you are, may the fishing and hunting be good.

Karen Houle, February 18, 2024

Sue, Melissa, Megan and family

Even more than living on the same street, I really got to know Dan more at City Hall. I quickly saw what a kind and giving gentleman he was and his love for his family was so evident.
My sympathies to you during this sad time. I know he will forever watch over all whom he loves. Praying God’s comforting arms surround you all.

Judy Pace

Judy Pace, February 18, 2024

Daniel Harvey

R. I. P. My dear friend.
I have so many fond memories of you throughout our Public Works Annual meetings at the McIntyre arena.
Then there was our annual fishing trip on the Kap river with Dennis Greenwood and Fern Durepos.
My sincere sympathy to all the Harvey Family

Denis Barrette , February 18, 2024

Sue, Meagan ,Melissa and families

Our deepest condolences sent from Ottawa.
His presence , energy and smile will be greatly missed but now forever engraved in our hearts
May he rest in peace now .
Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

The Ferguson’s (Amanda ,Mike and the kids )

Amanda Bigelow , February 20, 2024