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Harvey, Michael Gow (Died on November 8, 2018)
appeared in Woodstock Sentinel, 15 Nov 2018, A, p. 11, column 5

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HARVEY, Michael Gow - Of Norwich, Ontario, died suddenly on November 8th, 2018, while diving with family off the Florida coast. As with so much of his life, Mike's last day was spent in full enjoyment of the moment. Born July 29th, 1971, Michael was adopted into the family of Arthur Gow and Jennifer Ann Harvey of Bright, Ontario. Family was intensely important to Michael throughout his life. When he was just seven, he observed that his father and brother shared a middle name and insisted that his be made "Gow" as well. Michael's qualities of generosity and kindness won him many friends and his loyalty ensured that he kept them. He had a strong sense of community, both real and virtual, and used social media to reconnect with childhood friends. Michael was deriving great satisfaction becoming a part of the community in nearby Otterville. He could always be counted on to lend a hand to anyone who asked, regardless of distance, weather, time, or task. On August 5th, 1994, Michael married Catherine Mackintosh Macqueen Vanderwal and began building a family of his own. Michael is survived by Catherine and the three children of whom he was enormously proud: Alexandra Campbell Macqueen, Dylan Gow, and Jennifer Ann. The past 13 months were busy ones for Michael as he welcomed son-in-law, Justin Berman; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Verhey; and granddaughter, Mackenzie Catherine Berman, into the family. The importance of his family to Michael cannot be overstated and he worked hard to ensure that his children would share memorable holidays and celebrations together with their parents as they were growing up. Curious, good natured, and witty, Michael - with his impish grin, ready laugh, and great sense of humour - will be sorely missed. Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME , 45 Main Street West, Norwich (519-863-3020) on Friday, November 16, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:30 am to 10:15 am, at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 43 Main Street East, Norwich. Funeral service will be held at the church at 10:30 am. Reverend E. Hakvoort to officiate, D.V. Interment at the Norwich Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a little bit of yourself through the Canadian Blood Services or make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross in memory of Mike. Online condolences may be made at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com

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Genealogical Resource
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Date of Publication:
15 Nov 2018
Date Of Event:
November 8, 2018
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Harvey, Michael Gow (Died on November 8, 2018)