Rev. Dr. William Carey Harvey

July 6, 1922January 11, 2017
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Rev. Dr. William Carey Harvey, age 94 of Halifax, NS, passed away January 11, 2017, at the Harbourview Lodge, Sheet Harbour. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he was the son of Reverend Thomas Harvey and Elizabeth MacBride.

He was a veteran of the Second World War and served in India with the Royal Air Force.

Married to Fran (Ryder) in 1950, in Dublin, Ireland, they immigrated to Canada in 1952, to rural New Brunswick. He served over 60 years of Ministry with his last church being First Baptist Halifax from 1964-1988. He loved to spend his free time at his cottage at Toney River which he built, and countless hours doing Volunteer work with Canadian Forces Chaplaincy. He was a proud member of the Masons and the Scottish Rite. Carey dearly loved his family who will miss him greatly.

He is survived by his daughters, Deirdre, Sheila (Alexis) Fortier, Rosemary (Blair) Carter, Marion (Robert) Strange; grandchildren, Simon, Patrick, Selina Fortier; Victoria, Nicole, Caroline Carter; Ben, Luke, Jack, Ryder Strange.

He is predeceased by his wife, Frances.

Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax from 6-8 on January 15, 2017. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church, Halifax on January 16, 2017 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the First Baptist Church, Halifax. Our deepest appreciation to the staff and nurses at Harbourview Lodge.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 15, 2017
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 16, 2017

Rev. Dr. William Carey Harvey

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Beverly (Bain) Patterson

January 18, 2017

My sympathy to all the Harvey sisters. I have lovely memories of your Dad and your Mom (and all of you) from your days spent in Toney River.
I believe your parents shared the same anniversary date as my husband and I as we happened to be out for supper at the same place on the same date and for the same reason one year. I miss the days when I could look forward to seeing them at St David's church each summer. Hugs to you all.

ruth clish(mitton)

January 17, 2017

on behalf of Harold Mitton and my husband Rob and myself, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Deirdre and the entire Harvey family on the recent passing of your father Carey He will certainly be missed by all who loved him, especially his family Again, our deepest condolences

Duff Morrison

January 17, 2017

Deirdre, Sheila, Rosemary and Marion. It was with great sadness that we learned of your Father's passing. We have fond memories of you all from our days long ago in Toney River as your Dad constructed the family cottage and then with your family upon becoming summer citizens along the Pictou County shore. Your Dad had a wonderful impact on so many people, both as a spiritual leader and as a warm, caring and humorous individual. He will be missed by all. Our prayers and warm wishes to you all at this time. Duff Morrison and Family.

Robert Costelo

January 16, 2017

Dear Sheila and Sisters,
I have very fond memories of your Dad (and your Mom). They always made me feel welcome. My heart felt sympathies to you all.
Warm regards
Robert Costelo

Malcolm & Dorothy Mitton

January 16, 2017

We knew Carey many years ago when I was the tenor soloist at First Baptist. I always enjoyed his company & sense of humor. My wife was a member of the missionary group & knew Fran well. Our condolences to the family. He will be missed.

Raylene Delorey

January 16, 2017

Sheila, Lexi, Selina, and family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. My thoughts are with you.

Peggy Dunbar

January 15, 2017

Our heart-felt condolences to the "Harvey Girls" and their families. Dr. Harvey played a significant role in all our lives from baptisms and the marriages of all 4 Thomas girls, to baby dedications and much much more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Lynn, Patsy, Peggy, and Joy

Marsha Hurshman

January 14, 2017

Our condolences to your family. We have many fond memories of our time at First Baptist with your father and mother. Mom says that Fran was the leading light in the missionary group and kept the group going. Your father performed Sherry's and my wedding... Not to each other. Many memories of baptisms and dedications with your Dad. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Hugh Creighton

January 13, 2017

My sympathies to Deidre and the family. I had my first organ lessons at First Baptist and remember Rev. Harvey's love of music.

January 13, 2017

My condolences to Deirdre and the family. He was a significant part of the First Baptist Community and will be remembered and missed.

David Mensink