HARVEY DWAYNE PLUM 1949 – 2021
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family of Harvey Dwayne Plum announce his sudden passing on January 27, 2021, at the age of 71 years.
Harvey proclaimed he was only 39, and for years he got away with it. I guess a few grey hairs got in there and he finally moved on to 49. Harvey enjoyed telling his cousin, jokingly, that he was “49 on hold” as it was related to his birth year. Knowing how he always jested about his age, it was only fitting his Aunt & Uncle, who knew the truth, provided him with a t-shirt emblazoned with the words “50 is not old if you are a tree”.
Harvey grew up on the farm in the Riding Hill area, near Gallivan. He loved to be with his friends and cousins, hunting for gophers and coyotes, fishing, and exploring on the farmland or down by the Cut Knife Creek. One of his friends wrote “He had such quiet strength about him. He will be missed.”
At a young age, he played softball and years later Harvey kept up his passion by playing in a slow pitch team. Harvey’s big love of baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays was very evident. When a game was on, you could find his Dad and him with their eyes glued to the TV rooting for their favourite team. They were also avid fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the national curling games. If there was no game on, he enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage or Kaiser with family and friends. In the late 1970s, early ‘80s, Harvey loved to go bowling in different leagues and he brought many the trophy home.
He also had a vast interest in antiques. He loved to travel afar to museums, Radisson Zion Museum was a favourite and they even have one of his western shirts there. He also loved going to see the classic car shows and airshows.
If he wasn’t working, he loved his morning ritual of going for coffee with all his friends. Like his father, he always had a joke or something witty to say. He had such a good memory of dates, people’s names, TV actors and singers from the pop, and rock & roll groups of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Since growing up in the Riding Hill district, the Fall Suppers were a go-to and when they came around in the Battleford area, they were mapped out on the calendar every year by Harvey. The community always came together and provided a really good scrumptious meal and gave Harvey the opportunity to meet with old friends and neighbours.
For over 20 years, he was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church of Cando where he had considered the other members close family. He was often there to also help with the maintenance of the Church and for any social gathering.
Harvey was always there for anyone .. if they needed a ride, help with moving … he was always very kind and generous. As one of them said, “He was the best friend a person could ever have. Those kinds of friends are very rare. He had such a big heart”.
Harvey is predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Minna (Minnie) Plum.
He was an awesome father and grandpa. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Christine and his grand-daughter, Jessica Rose; his sister, Carol and her sons, Kelsey and his son, Trevor; Joseph & Aleksandra with their daughter, Lela. Harvey will also be fondly remembered by his Aunt Darlene, his Uncle Vic & Aunt Anna along with many cousins and their families.
Memorial donations may be made to the following organizations:
Canadian Diabetes Association
104-2301Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Z5
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
200, 4545 Parliament Avenue
c/o Box 27
Thank you to Trevor Watts and Eternal Memories for their professional care and compassion shown to our family during this very difficult time. There will be no funeral service at this time.
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