George Harvey (Harv) Cutting was called Home to be with his Lord on November 25th, 2015 at the age of 93 years.
Harv will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gloria (nee Bryant); his children, Harvey (Doreen) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Ron (Madeline) of Surrey, B.C., Gloria (Doug) Wright and Dan (Donna) of Regina, Saskatchewan and Don (Wendy) of Kelowna, B.C.; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Murray (Margaret) of Carman, Manitoba; one sister, Shirley (Walter) Connor of Gladwin, Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret in 1973; one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Ed deBalinhard; and two brothers, Earl and Bert.
Harv was born on May 30th, 1922 in Carman, Manitoba to Howard and Elva (Watterworth) Cutting. He was raised on the family farm at Homewood, Manitoba. In 1942 he was married to Margaret Forman and he worked numerous jobs in order to support his family. Harv became part of the Canadian National Railway team in 1948, serving as fireman and locomotive engineer on steam trains and later diesels. To him, it was “THE BEST JOB” in the world. Harv and Gloria retired to Vernon in 1988. Although he faced many adversities in his life, loss of loved ones and numerous health issues, he maintained an optimistic and thankful attitude. He was noted for his incredible wit and sense of humour.
Harv curled, bowled, played horseshoes, gardened and was an ace cribbage player. He was a passionate fan of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders, Calgary Flames and Toronto Blue Jays and loved to watch boxing. He had a simple heartfelt faith in his Lord Jesus Christ and therefore he leaves a legacy of love and devotion to his Lord, his wife, family and friends.
He has been voted by his family to be THE VERY BEST husband, father, grandfather and uncle.
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Harv’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jake Klassen officiating. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Harv to the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society, 4405 – 29th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5B7, Eagle Bay Camp, #3 – 4417 – 29th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5B7 or the charity of their choice.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5