Passed away peacefully at home on July 26th after a brave struggle with cancer. Jim is sorely missed by his sister Patricia Harvie and his black Labrador Retrievers Dancer, Power and Ransom. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Jack and Sally Harvie. Jim is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins across the United States and Canada
After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Business Administration, Jim had a long career in the financial industry in Toronto, primarily with CIBC Wood Gundy.
Known to many as ‘Harv’, he loved golfing, mainly at Lambton, Beacon Hall and The Palms. He had a brief, but expensive, foray into thoroughbred horse racing, with a horse named Hello Hello, who he raced in partnership with three friends. Duck hunting was another pursuit where Jim enjoyed the camaraderie of his pals.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Jim retired back to his western roots, settling in the Shuswap region of British Columbia. Finally, he had time to be home and have dogs. He loved his black Labrador Retrievers and enjoyed field retriever trialing with them throughout the USA and Canada. Jim is terribly missed by Patti Kiernan, Bill Cox, Mickey Rawlins and many other friends in the field retriever circle.
Jim tackled his bucket list as he went along. Although his life was cut short, he lived life large.
A funeral service has been held. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Cancer Agency of their choice, or to Ducks Unlimited, http://www.ducks.ca/how-you-can-help/donations/donate-now/
Online condolences may be sent through Jim’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com