Harvey Brown

December 26, 1941 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 80)


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Minnedosa Palliative Care or Strathclair Rink Management.



Harvey Ray Brown of Strathclair, Manitoba passed away peacefully at Shoal Lake – Strathclair Health Centre on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Harvey was born on December 26, 1941 to Ray (Bud) Brown and Leona Pohl (Brown) in Erickson, Manitoba.

He grew up on the family farm at Crawford Park, Manitoba and attended school there. After leaving school, his passion was driving and that is what he did for 55 years, first with Veteran’s Construction of Strathclair, and after getting his Class 1 driver’s license, with Bennett’s Transport of Strathclair; Arnold Bro’s of Winnipeg as owner-operator; Odanah Truck Line of Brandon and finally as a school bus driver with Park West School Division. Harvey officially retired when schools shut down because of Covid-19 in 2020.

Harvey enjoyed fishing – winter and summer, watching a good hockey game (Jets) or ball game (Blue Jays) on TV, quiet drives checking out new country roads, attending events involving his grandchildren and telling stories over a cup of coffee and soft ice cream.

He was predeceased by his parents Bud and Leona, son-in-law Casey Tocher, brother Morris, brothers-in-law Raymond Moffat, Peter Boyko and Edwin (Toad) Watson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Verna (Yorke), son Bill (Bonnie) of Sandy Lake, daughters Wendy Tocher of Minnedosa, Audrey (Keith) McKerchar of Strathclair and Vicki (Dave) Peirce of Smithville, Ontario; sisters Evely Moffat, Darlene Watson and Florence Boyko, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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Celebration of Life
June 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Strathclair Municipal Hall
Strathclair, MB R0J 2C0

Private Interment

Strathclair Cemetery
Strathclair, MB R0J 2C0


Minnedosa Health Centre Palliative Care
P.O. Box 960, Minnedosa MB R0J 1E0

Strathclair Rink Management
BOX 207, Strathclair MB R0J 2C0

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