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Official Obituary of

Harvey Alfred Taylor

June 2, 1937 ~ April 24, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Harvey Taylor Obituary

Harvey Taylor of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023 at the age of 85 years.

Friday, April 28, 2023  there will be Public Viewing  from  9:00 - 9:45 am  at the Gilbert Plains Community Hall

A  Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 am at the  Eldon Cemetery followed by a  Memorial Service  at 11:00 am  at the Gilbert Plains Community Hall.

The memorial service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. click on the link below.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Harvey  may be made to the  Gilbert Plains Fire Department c/o Gilbert Plain Municipality Box 220 Gilbert Plains, MB R0L 0X0

or Gilbert Plains Community Fund  Box 321 Gilbert Plains, MB R0L 0X0.


Harvey Alfred Taylor at the age of 85 passed away April 24, 2023 at the St. Boniface hospital with family at his side.  
Harvey was born June 2, 1937 in Dauphin, MB to Archie and Mabel Taylor. He grew up on the family farm at SW 5 26 22, Gilbert Plains Manitoba. He was the oldest of 4 boys, Ronald, George and Mervin.  He went to school at the Eldon country school house.  On July 8, 1966 he married Linda Hicks in Gilbert Plains and started their family at the family farm. A year later they welcomed their first child, Shannon, and 2 years later, their son Scotte, 6 years later they had a surprise and Kristen was born. Harvey was a farmer his whole life. He raised chickens, cows and pigs as well grain farmed with his brothers; Dad even sold eggs to Thompson and Flin Flon. In 2002 Harvey and Linda retired to town at 108 Veterns Drive. Being a man that bled green he was able to find a retirement job working for Genik Farms and their John Deere equipment.
Dad also loved Ford vehicles from his first car, a 62 Ford Fairlane to his last 1997 Ford F150 truck and he loved that decal.
Many summers were spent camping with his family, fitting as many of his kids and grandkids into the camper that we could fit. He really enjoyed the last several years at his seasonal site at Onanole especially because it was right next to the pool where he spent a lot of time. 
Dad enjoyed curling and bonspieling with his family and friends. In his younger years he travelled all over Manitoba bonspieling in many rinks with many of his friends. In his later years, he was able to curl with all of his kids and some of his grandchildren. Dad’s love of curling lasted until just a few years ago by using the stick. Dad also loved golfing in the summer, in fact, that is where he met Linda many years ago at the original golf course by where she lived. He also enjoyed bowling. 
In 1989 Scotte gave dad a video camera for Christmas and this spurred on a new passion for dad. Dad taped many events in Gilbert Plains and surrounding area, recording concerts, fairs, plays, grads, hockey games, Old Tyme dances, weddings and anything else he could take his camera to. Mom said the Access station was his second home.
Dad volunteered on many boards: Museum, Historical Society, Negrych site, Pool Board, Life member of the GP Curling Club, and of course Westman Cable Access TV.
In his retirement years dad spend many mornings and afternoons at the coffee shop bs-ing with his friends. He also loved to brag about his kids and grandkids every chance he got. Everyone knew what his family was up to.
Harvey is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda: children, Shannon (Wayne Priest), Scotte (Michelle), Kristen (Craig Rubeniuk). Grandchildren, Jennilee Paziuk, Jaret Priest, Bailey Taylor, Brooklyn Taylor, step-grandchildren Kian, Kade, Koen Chartand, Carter Rubeniuk, Corbin Rubeniuk (Samantha Robak), Kyler Rubeniuk. Great grandchildren, Rylee, Karlee, Reagan and Lexie Paziuk. He is also survived by his brothers Ronald (Fay) Taylor, Mervin (Betty) Taylor. And many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Harvey was predeceased by his parents Archie and Mabel (Martinson), In laws Fred and Mary (Highfield) Hicks and brother George Taylor.

On Friday April 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Greg Genik will lead the procession in a John Deere Tractor to Eldon Cemetery where Harvey will be laid to rest. Memorial service will follow at the Gilbert Plains Hall.  Reverend Karen Kuzek officiating. Eulogy by Kristen Rubeniuk, Poem to Grandpa by Karlee Paziuk. Pallbearers: Jaret Priest, Carter Rubeniuk, Corbin Rubeniuk, Brooklyn Taylor, Trevor Found and Jonah Genik. Honorary pallbearers Bailey Taylor and Kyler Rubeniuk.  

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April 28, 2023

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Richardson Pioneer Gilbert Plains Community Hall
#5 Highway
Gilbert Plains, MB R0L 0X0

Graveside Service
April 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Eldon Cemetery
Turn north (Rd. 147N) and 1/2 mile west.
Gilbert Plains, MB R0L 0X0

Memorial Service
April 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Richardson Pioneer Gilbert Plains Community Hall
#5 Highway
Gilbert Plains, MB R0L 0X0

Video is available for this event


Gilbert Plains Fire Department
c/o Gilbert Plains Municipality PO Box 220, Gilbert Plains MB R0L 0X0

Gilbert Plains Community Fund
P.O. Box 321, Gilbert Plains MB R0L 0X0


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