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Harvey, Jennifer Ann (née Becks) (Died)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 17 Apr 2017, A, p. 8, column 4
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HARVEY, Jennifer Ann (nee Becks) - Died of a life well lived in her 89th year, Jennifer Ann Harvey (née Becks) leaves behind a stern injunction to "write it down." Jenny travelled through life with a writer's eye. She never owned a cell phone, preferring the company of the person next to her. She listened compassionately and so people found her a stimulating conversationalist. Born in Banstead, Surrey, Jenny was the only child of a whimsical artist and ne'er-do-well father. She emigrated to Canada in 1948 and a decade later married her husband of 50 years. They lived in Montreal and Toronto before buying a dilapidated farmhouse near the village of Washington in 1966. She wrote about the town in her local history, Once Upon A Time in Washington, which was published when she was 79. Jenny thought life wonderful and spent her last summers poring over the driveway looking for ancient remains. The project seemed quixotic...until we saw the thousands of fossils she rescued from the gravel. Jennifer Harvey is predeceased by her husband, Gow. She will be missed by her sons Michael and Marcus; their wives, Catherine and Louise; and her grandchildren Alexandra (fiancé, Justin), Dylan, and Jennifer Ann. Relatives & Friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation at the GLENDINNING FUNERAL HOME 40 William St., Plattsville on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6-9pm. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society or the Sakura House (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences can be sent at www.gffh.ca

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17 Apr 2017
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Harvey, Jennifer Ann (née Becks) (Died)