It is with great sadness we announce the passing of J. Harvey Tripps on October 8, 2008 at the age of 82 in Comox, after a short battle with cancer while visiting his son.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Hilda and Carl Tripps and sister Merle Schindel.
Harvey will be dearly missed by his loving wife June, daughter Janice (Bill), son Gary (Barb), grandchildren Tamara, Ryan, Trevor, and Shannon, great-grandchildren Avery and Lauren, and sister Irene Code.
At an early age Harvey took over the family farm where he farmed the next 40 years. They sold the family farm and then mom and dad moved to Holdfast, where dad began a second career selling farm machinery. In 2003 due to failing health they moved to Saskatoon to be near their daughter.
Dad enjoyed curling, fishing, playing cards and socializing with friends. Many hours were spent in the woodworking shop where he crafted special projects for the family. He was a loyal Calgary Flames and Saskatchewan Roughriders fan as well as a self-proclaimed armchair quarterback. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the reason he had a sparkle in his eye.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in Harvey’s memory may do so to the Penzance Cemetery or Penzance Hall Fund. Flowers gratefully declined.
Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road, is entrusted with arrangements.