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09-Mar-1949 - 25-Nov-2022

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side in his 74th year.

Beloved husband of Cathy (nee Puddicombe), father of Steven (Mary) and soon-to-be Papa. Brother of Connie Taws (Bill). Brother-in-law to Wayne Puddicombe (Joyce), Michael Puddicombe (Yvette) and Martin Robitaille. Predeceased by his parents Ross and Lola Mann. He will be missed dearly by his many nieces and nephews, including from family in Australia and his close circle of friends.

Harvey will be remembered as an avid pitcher with a “no-hitter” streak, a talented musician and singer with the CKNX Ranch Boys, Georgian Country and Overtime, an animated disc jockey and karaoke host and a passionate advocate for bringing sports, recreation and leisure to his town.

Above all, Harvey will be remembered as a source of strength in difficult times with an unwavering love for his family, who meant everything to him. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and was excited to become a Papa. His level of care and interest in the lives of those around him is unmatched and his desire for everyone to be the best they can be and always strive for more is a testament to his loving, competitive nature. Harvey was a gentle giant. He was an outdoorsman – enjoying nature, photography, fishing and boating - and approached life with a positive outlook with a big smile and a hearty laugh. Harvey had a love for learning.

He was there with the right words of support and encouragement and was never afraid to be a bit goofy.

Harvey’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at OSMH including the dialysis staff at GBGH and OSMH. His family would also like to thank the nurses and PSWs at Bayshore for the professional care they gave Harvey.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 1-4pm at the Penetang Legion.   Memorial donations can kindly be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Arrangements entrusted to LeClair Cremation Centre