Obituary of Harvey Quinn
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QUINN - Harvey Robert Quinn was born on September 22, 1930 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the youngest and third child to Robert and Agnes (nee Boyle) Quinn. He passed away on February 9, 2023. Harvey lived his entire life in Yorkton. He attended Simpson School and then Yorkton Collegiate Institute where he completed grade 11.
Harvey worked a variety of jobs: soda jerk at the Boston Café and the order desk at Carter Plumbing and Evergreen Motors. He was best known for his time at the Greyhound Bus Depot. Harvey began working as a ticket agent on October 1, 1952. He served in this capacity until May 1957 when he became a partner in the Yorkton Commission Agency. Harvey and his partners sold the commission agency in September 1989 but he stayed on as an employee until March 24, 1993 when he retired after 40 ½ years of service. Harvey took great pride in the customer service he provided whether it was people travelling or the shipment of parcels.
Harvey married Doris Savliuk on September 22, 1953, a date chosen by Harvey so he would never forget their anniversary. They raised a family of three children: Brenda, Bob and Debbie; and have 2 wonderful grandsons and 5 precious great grandchildren. Harvey loved listening to the radio, especially CBC, or various types of music. He enjoyed a good game of cribbage, reading and watching sports on TV.
Harvey was predeceased by his parents Robert and Agnes Quinn; sister Edna (Jim) Richmond; brother Wilfred (Mickey) Quinn; son Bob Quinn; son-in-law Arnie Thiessen; mother and father-in-law Mary and John Savliuk; sister-in-law Virginia Savliuk; brothers-in-law Bill Savliuk and Ron Webber and niece Sheila Richmond.
Harvey is survived by Doris, his wife of 69 years; daughter Brenda Thiessen and her sons Eric Thiessen (Krystle) and their daughters Claire, Charlotte and Kira; David Thiessen (Amy-Leigh) and their children Aria and Theodore; daughter Debbie Quinn; Bob’s chosen son Shilo Murphy; nieces Karen Schwabe, Laural Quinn and Kelly Quinn and cousin Carolann Louttit. He is also survived by sister-in-law Lillian Webber; sister-in-law Pearl Symington; brother-in-law Nick Savliuk; sister-in-law Elizabeth (Tom) Antony; sister-in-law Martha (Ron) Waddell; sister-in-law Arlene (Allan) Lucas as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Funeral Service was held on February 18, 2023 in St. Andrew’s United Church with Rev. Jen Dresser officiating. He tribute was delivered by daughter; Debbie Quinn and the organist was Shani Apland. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Eric Thiessen, David Thiessen, Brent McLennan, Janice Flaman, Tom Ferrier and Brian Beck serving as casketbearers. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Andrew’s United Church Memorial Fund (29 Smith St. East Yorkton, SK S3N 0H3) or The Health Foundation for Palliative Care in Yorkton (41 Betts Ave, Yorkton, SK S3N 1M1) as gifts of remembrance. Messages of condolence may be shared at baileysfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral Home, Yorkton. Service Details.
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