Our Farewell Tribute
To Our Dad, Grampa & Friend
We all loved you and will miss you everyday
We want to thank Janice and her support staff at the Kamloops Adult Day Center for the years of enjoyment and friendships Dad made, he truly loved his time with all of you.
To the staff and support workers and volunteers at Overlander Extended Care words cannot express our gratitude for giving Dad a home away from home and taking such good care of him. A special acknowledgement to Blueberry staff: Pat (charge nurse) Alycia, Lee, Jaden, Amrit, Francis and the Evergreen staff and Dr. Kipp. Thank you to Dr. Ward and the Hillside staff who made the last few days of Dad’s life comfortable it was a blessing for him. Thank you also to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services.
As a young boy Dad loved playing football and baseball he volunteered for the militia for the Canadian Veterans.
Dad was a incredibly gifted man he mastered any hobbies he took interest in : customizing his 1965 Pontiac Parisienne, carpentry, upholstery, needle point, leather work, arrow making, wood carving, rock carving, drawing. He was a man of no fear and was never afraid of a challenge. He was a hard worker and over the years with being a entrepreneur his trades were autobody, sandblasting, sculptured nails, tattoos and carpentry. A special day for Dad was when my brother Koyne was born on his birthday.
We will all cherish our memories with Dad as we all had a special relationship with him. My Dad taught me to fish since I was little from Manitoba, Alberta, Yukon to BC.
I’m going to miss our good night hugs and you saying “It doesn’t get much better then this Lanie”!!!! I need to say thanks to Vince for spending countless hours working on editing photos to make Dad’s tribute amazing. Like you always said Dad “Fill Your Boots!”
Til we meet again Dad all our love Allana, Wayne, Vince, Dease & Koyne
A message from Vince
Though it has been recent, it also has seemed like such a long time since we were as we were before the distance came into play. I know I may not have been involved or part of your life for many years whilst time had its time to take a toll, though for the brief period we had, I couldn’t imagine having a greater bond with any other than a friend as you. Believe it or not through the years I’ve spent more time with you than with anyone else, besides the few who lived with me whom of which also were always full of laughter and care when you came around. In all honesty I believe we both had something that many have never had a chance to have. From the road trips, to the pub trips, events, casual days working in the yard and around the home, it seemed as if we always had something to get into. You brought so much joy to the folk we ran into, even too much I would say when I had to pry you from conversation reminding you we had many people yet to meet and brighten their day. You were always willing to help and rarely complained, but those times you did it was justified as we had some hard pressed circumstances just for two men. Like moving pianos in the dark and acting like we had it all figured out ha. Though I can say the one thing that truly pains me is to know only in memory will I get to hear your laugh or see your smile. It seemed at times as if you were waiting for the next adventure knowing it was one anytime we got together. You will always be in my heart and I will always think of you when I sing as you were my biggest fan and I can’t wait to tell my children of their great grandpa, one of the toughest son’s under the sun I’ve ever met.
I love you, I miss you and wish you the best on the other side and until next time my friend I’ll keep filling my boots and hope to make you proud. Bye for now Harvey your friend to the end Vinchenzo….
I would like to thank the Watson family for posting such an incredible accolade for their father/grandfather Harvey Watson. Not ever having met any of you, in reading both tributes, was truly inspiring. And although 'A message from Vince' is a personal dedication; I believe it is a composition that will stay in minds and hearts of all who are fortunate enough to have read it. He would be so proud.
my father Don and i wish to offer our deepest condolences to your family at this time of your loss. May your father be at peace and have a swift journey home to his ancestors. May your hearts heal in time. respectfully Carolyn Tytor and Don Greenstreet