Quackenbush, Harvey

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Harvey (George) Quackenbush on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at the age of 78.

Born in Sudbury, he was the son of the late Ivan and Margaret (née McCauley) Quackenbush. Harvey is survived by the love of his life Suzanne (née Reasbeck) of 57 years, by siblings, Sister Sarah, Robert (Bonnie), children Greg (Paula), Carole. His grandchildren Joey (Kaitlyn), Valerie (Nathan), and great grandchild Madeline. He will be missed by many aunts, nieces and nephews. He was a special friend of Bill W.

Harvey had many passions and talents in his life. Family, traveling and spending countless hours camping at Bonanza Lake with family and friends.  A busy man who was always on the go with any task he could think of. Harvey was an avid volunteer for many local organizations.  A 30-year career at INCO, and always telling a joke or striking up a conversation. Harvey will be remembered for his good-natured teasing, and great sense of humour which brought smiles to all who knew him. He was devoted to his loving family who will miss him very much, but always cherish and celebrate his memories, and values.

The family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Health Sciences North and the Northeast Cancer Centre for their compassion and care. If you wish to make a donation in Harvey’s name, please do so to, the Garson Food Bank or the Ronald McDonald House would be greatly appreciated.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 255 Church St., Garson on Wednesday, August 2,, 2023 at 10:00am.


12 Condolences

  1. To Harvey’s Family & Friends,

    We were kids together in Garson, I remember going to the L J Atkinson Public School with Harvey.
    That’s many years ago !
    Sorry I could not attend, I was out of the country.

    Jim McBane

    By: Jim McBane
    April 14, 2024
  2. My condolences to Greg and the Quackenbush family.

    By: Billy Whitmore
    August 2, 2023
  3. I send my sincere condolences to the family of Harvey Quackenbush, and also to Sarah and Robert. I knew him from many years ago, We were Church St. neighbours.

    By: Tim Moreau
    August 1, 2023
  4. Our deepest sympathy and condolences. We too will miss Harvey. We knew Harvey from St John’s Church and from his time with the Minnow Lake Lions. Harvey was a big presence at both places.
    Lana and Keith

    By: Keith and Lana Argent
    July 30, 2023
  5. My Mother was a very close friend of Lorena Cole (Harvey’s aunt). She always spoke highly of her nieces and nephews. My condolence to the whole family
    Gordon Dickie

    By: Gordon Dickie
    July 29, 2023
  6. The Conrod family would like to offer our deepest sympathy to all the family.

    By: Conrod family
    July 29, 2023
  7. Our sincere condolences to the Quakenbush family and their support to the House of Kin.

    By: Pirkko and Jim Conrad
    July 28, 2023
  8. So sorry to learn of Harvey’s death. I have many special memories over the years as we worked together at the House of Kin. Harvey was always so full of life and a pleasure to be with. His commitment and dedication to his volunteer work was second to none. I send my sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the family.

    By: Joe Drago
    July 28, 2023
  9. Sister Sarah
    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your brother, Harvey.

    By: Anthony Skopyk
    July 28, 2023
  10. Our deepest prayers and sympathy go out to all, Roger worked with Harvey. He was such a great person, very friendly to all. you will be missed.

    By: Roger Marjorie menard
    July 28, 2023
  11. I knew Harvey from Nickel District Pool. I extend my sympathy to the whole family and in particular, to Sister Sarah and Harvey’s aunt Mary Saftic.
    Clare Ann Greco

    By: Clare Ann Greco
    July 27, 2023
  12. Our deepest sympathy. We will miss Harvey a great deal. Having many of our morning coffee at camp chatting and laughing with him. Camp will never be the same.
    Love Sherry and Don

    By: Don and Sherry
    July 27, 2023

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