Trevor Arthur Harvey
March 10, 1948 – March 4, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Harvey just prior to his 75th birthday at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Following complications of cancer, he passed away peacefully on his own terms, surrounded by his family.
Trevor was born in North Vancouver to Trevor & Doris Harvey and grew up in Deep Cove. Trevor lived life to the fullest. His career was varied, but his favourite was the 12 years with his own radio show at CJKC (Country) in Kamloops. Although he had several other jobs over the years, Radio was always in the background; marketing, advertising, voicing his own commercials and mentoring many. He also worked at Mt FM Squamish/Whistler, CFVR Abbotsford, JR Country/CKNW, Nanaimo, Parksville, and most recently the Raven in Campbell River.
He was most proud of his family: Jordana (Garrett) White, Andrea (Garrett) Symchuk & his grandchildren, Scarlett, Raeanna, Abigail & Gunner. He is also survived by his sisters, Cathy (Hugh) Stephens & Wendy Harvey (Murray Frame), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was active in his children’s life, coaching wakeboarding, skiing and (he would say) field hockey. He was a natural athlete and excelled at whatever he tried: golf, downhill skiing (racing and coaching), cross-country skiing, cycling, and Taekwondo. His raced at a National level with the Master’s downhill circuit and obtained his Dan Certificate (Black Belt) in Taekwondo. His love of sports lives on in his family, especially Mountain and Lake time.
He was an entertainer! He loved telling stories, writing songs, particularly family ones, as well as singing and playing guitar. You didn’t need to be around him long to be given a nickname, even though not always flattering! We would like to thank the staff of NRGH; the Doctors, Nurses, Lab professionals, Katie, and support staff. We also thank the numerous friends and family that connected with him in his final days. As ever the communicator, he appreciated the time, memories and fun stories you shared.
To honour and remember him, there will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Fish and Duck Pub on Sproat Lake. All are welcome.
He would want you to laugh and do something active every day. So go for that walk, run, bike ride or ski. Donations in Trevor’s memory may be made to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program at https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.
RIP – Trevor was a big fan of Jeff Beck, hopefully they cross paths at the great gig in the sky.