Harvey Balde passed away peacefully at his home in Vernon on January 15, 2007, at the age of 77 years. Harvey is survived by his wife, Alberta; children: Faye (Steve), Dale (Doreen), and Glenn; and grandchildren: Kelly (Guy) and Chris (Isabel), and two great-grandsons: Dalyn and Darrel. He is also survived by step-children: Mike, Barry (Marg), Melody (Alan) and grandchildren: David, Steven, Kyle, Melissa, Darek, Erin, David, Jody, Ryan, and Rayne. Harvey was predeceased by his brother, Elmer, and is survived by brothers Edward (Mary), and Emil (Norma); sisters Frieda, Irma and Evelyn and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Born in Calgary, Harvey farmed in the Champion and Crossfield area for several years and returned to Calgary, working at Calgary General Hospital prior to moving to Vernon. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for many years.
In respecting Harvey’s wishes, he was cremated and there will be no public service held. A private family Celebration of Life will be held in Alberta at a later date. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home.
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