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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Harvey Melvin Penny

July 4, 1925December 17, 2011

PENNY, Harvey Melvin - It is with much sadness and deep regret to announce the passing away of Harvey Melvin Penny on December 17th, 2011. Harvey died peacefully at home with his family. Harvey was the son of John C. Penny and Lillian Joyce (nee Vardy). Harvey lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was born in Sydney, Cape Breton in 1925. Harvey had fought a lengthy and courageous battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was a Veteran of World War II and had served overseas in the Canadian Navy aboard the ship H.M.C.S. LaSalle. Harvey was a member of Fairview United Church, NSGEU, Canadian Legion, Newfoundland Club and Stadacona Electrical Fleet Club (Honorary Member). He was predeceased by his wife, Georgina Eulah Etheridge, his brothers, Cecil, Lloyd and sister Maudie Anderson. Harvey is survived by one brother Harold George Penny and wife Elaine in Peterborough, Ontario and a niece, Karen Neal. Harvey leaves three children, namely, Barry Scott Penny and wife Nicole in William’s Lake, B.C.; Laurie Beth Sinclair and Ian Harvey Penny and wife, Denise in Fall River, Nova Scotia. Harvey was always proud of his nine beautiful grandchildren namely, Michael, David, Jessica, Daniel, Ryan, Kaleigh, Meaghan, Daniel and Amy. Harvey was a Teacher. He loved teaching. He taught many years at the Nova Scotia Community College on Leeds Street in Halifax where he taught many facets of the Electrical Industry. Harvey loved teaching and had a great rapport with his apprentices. Harvey also loved dancing and socializing. He danced wherever and whatever. Harvey’s dancing partner and companion was Virtue. She is and was a Florence Nightingale in disguise. Thank-you Virtue. Harvey wishes his heartfelt thanks to Doctors Eric Handley, Fred Archibald, David Anderson; Cobequid Blood Lab and the staff of the Hematology Clinic at Capital Health. Arrangements are entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (902) 455-0531. There will be no visitation as Harvey has bequeathed his remains to Dalhousie University. Donations may be forwarded to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. There will be a Memorial Service at Bedford United Church, 1200 Bedford Highway, on January 3, 2012 at 2 pm. Please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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Joe Marsh

January 20, 2012

A lot of Power Lineman including myself fondly remember the days we spent in his classroom. I would look forward to the 4-5 weeks per year we would spend with him during our apprenticeship. He taught us so much about the trade and reminded us how safe we had to be for the sake of our families. He was so entertaining and I can still hear him telling us jokes or ribbing one of the guys. He genuinely cared about us and we went on to have great careers. Thank you Harvey and we will miss you. Joe Marsh, Leading Lineman, Sydney

December 22, 2011

Your Kind words and Smile will be sadly missed at the Newfoundland Club. I know you are dancing with the angels in heaven and probably telling them a joke or two. Sincere Sympathy from the Management and Staff of the Newfoundland Social Club.

December 21, 2011

We will miss Harvey and his steady stream of jokes. He was very proud of his family and thought the world of them. Our condolences to his family. - Michael, Karen, Samantha, Jesse, and Kate Lightstone

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