Suddenly on April 6, 1998, Harvey Donald Halverson passed away doing what he enjoyed the most, ice fishing on Crow Lake.
Harvey is survived by his wife of 43 years, Esther (Jackson), and his daughters, Glenda (Norbert) Dufresne, Sandra Engstrom (Robert Faulds), Camilla Halverson (Cal Madden), and Colleen Halverson (Peter Degagne).
Also surviving are grandchildren, Aurea (Hugh), Angela (Pete), Nichole (Brad), Monique, Trisha, Ben, Brandon, Ashton, Gilles, and Pamela; great-grandchildren, Rochelle, Jake, April, and Hudson; sister, Betty (Dick) Peterson; brothers, William, Leo (Shirley), Emil, twin Gordon (Betty), Morris, and Robert (Arlene); and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Anna; and brother, Richard; sister, Pearl; brother-in-law, Alf Lougheed; in-laws, Harry and Mary Jackson; and sister-in-law Leone.
Born Dec. 31, 1932 in Bergland, Ont., Harvey and his family moved to Crow Lake at the age of five, where his father established Halverson’s Resort.
Harvey was employed for many years in the logging industry. In 1967, Harvey, Esther and girls moved to Kenora, where he joined in partnership to establish Kenora Machine Service. In 1977, he purchased Bill’s Towing Service, which he operated until retiring in 1991.
Harvey and Esther spent their time between their house in Kenora and their “camp cabin cottage” at Crow Lake. His greatest loves were hunting, fishing, and his family. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the charity of your choice. Immediate cremation and private family service to follow.
“Ode to Crow Lake”
Your mystery hangs like a mantle
Upon your waters,
Beautiful and blue,
Where contentment starts each day.
Your magic weaves a spell
That binds me day by day.
Then one last look
And I must go away.
Until another time.