Dinsmore, Harvey Stronge

Harvey passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 in his 90th year with his family by his side.

Born in Clarksburg on Dec 2, 1934, a son of the late William and Hazel (nee Haines) Dinsmore. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Londry) for 63 years.

Harvey was the much-loved father of Dale (Gayle), Todd, Colin (Sharon) and Kelly (Dustin) Soulliere. Loving Grandpa to Curtis (Kelly), Jordan, Ayla (Sean), Jesse, Charlie, Claire, Olivia, Cole, Nolan and Gavin. Great Grandpa to Stella, Juniper and Nash.

He will be missed by his brothers Murray (Donna) and Elwood (late Joan). Predeceased by sisters Audrey (Wallace) McDougall, Jessie (Maurice) Dawn, and step sisters Jean and Helen.

Harvey grew up on a farm on the Clarksburg sideroad, along with his 4 siblings. He attended school at the Clarksburg Public School. As the eldest son, following public school, Harvey moved on to help his father fulltime on the family farm. During his younger years he was also a part of the young people’s group at the Free Methodist Church and played the trombone in the band with his sisters and brothers.

In 1961, Harvey and Patricia were married and started their life together on a farm on the town line in Thornbury overlooking Georgian Bay. Harvey was a hard-working mixed farmer, and also spent time surveying land around this area and northeastern Ontario.

In 1994, Harvey and Patricia moved to Beaver Valley and built a new home after their son took over the family farm. Here, Harvey raised sheep and chickens which prompted many spontaneous visits from local neighbours. Harvey enjoyed fixing and collecting clocks and participating as a member of the Maple Leaf Rifle Club. He also enjoyed listening to the bagpipes and attending the Fergus Highland Games. Although Harvey loved spending time at home, he and Patricia had opportunities to take some memorable trips together across Canada to both the east and west coasts, as well as Scotland and Ireland.

Harvey will be dearly missed by his family, friends and neighbours.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Blue Mountains Community Church on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11 o’clock.  Harvey’s family will receive friends for visiting the hour prior to service. A service of committal and interment will take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Blue Mountain Community Church (cheques only please) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Monday, May 20, 2024
Visiting the hour prior to service.

Monday, May 20, 2024 11:00 AM
Service at the Blue Mountain Community Church.

Make a donation in memory of Harvey Stronge Dinsmore

Donations: Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Blue Mountain Community Church (cheques only please)
Donate securely through Ferguson Funeral Home


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Colleen Hurst
    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    Todd and the Dinsmore family, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.
    Know I’m thinking of you all.

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  2. Dustin Soulliere
    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    Thank you Harvey for leaving a legacy of being a pillar of strength (it is indeed part of your name 🙂 ) for your family. It was an honour getting to know you and we appreciate all of the love and support over the years. We take solace in the fact that your legacy will continue to live on through your Daughter Kelly whom has inherited your strength and values, and through your grandkids Nolan and Gavin who have grown up with those values instilled, and prominently on display (we receive compliments regularly and thank you for your contribution to that). You will be missed and never forgotten. Love always Dustin, Nolan, and Gavin.

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  3. Carole Edgar
    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    Dear Patsy and your lovely family. Sending love and heartfelt sympathy to each of you on the loss of your husband, father and grandpa. God bless you and help you through this time of sadness. Hopefully the memories of so many happy times together will remain with you and keep his memory alive in your hearts forever.

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  4. Teresa Dantas
    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    Colin, Sharon and all of the Dinsmore family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Harvey. He certainly has left behind a wonderful legacy in all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kay Robertson, Teresa, Jason, Max & Gabe Dantas

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  5. Linda Teed
    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    My condolences to you Pat, and your family at the passing of Harvey. Hold on to the many events you had together

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  6. John and Dawn Lancaster
    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    Sorry for your loss

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  7. Terry & Diane Haines
    Friday, May 17, 2024

    Pat and the entire Dinsmore family, we extend our sincere condolences. Cherish all your wonderful memories.

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  8. Garry and Jean Flynn
    Friday, May 17, 2024

    Patsy and family, we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Remember the good times .
    With love from
    Garry and Jean

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  9. Ed & Marilyn Ormsby and Family
    Saturday, May 18, 2024

    To the Dinsmore Family.
    We send our condolences on the passing of Harvey.
    The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but we find strength in the many memories they left behind.

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  10. Peter Lougheed
    Saturday, May 18, 2024

    Pat and the family. Thinking of you in prayer and wanting memories to bring you joy and happiness.
    The world is passing away and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God continues to live forever.
    1 John 2:17
    Peter Lougheed from BMCC

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  11. Vanessa Scott
    Saturday, May 18, 2024

    Claire and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time. Sending love and at sympathy to you all.

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  12. Don & Bernice McCausland
    Saturday, May 18, 2024

    We would like to pass on our condolences to the Dinsmore family.

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  13. Joyce Kellough
    Saturday, May 18, 2024

    Thinking of you, Pat during this difficult time. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Joyce & John Kellough (Ardiel)

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  14. Gwen Hutchinson
    Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Thinking of you and your family Pat, and hoping you find comfort in your memories.Sincerely,
    Gwen Hutchinson.

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  15. Bernice Rennie aka Marg Ruppel’s daughter
    Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Pat and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I got to know and love Harvey at Meaford Nursing Home. He was a table mate and lounge room buddy of my mom’s. Every morning when l went in to feed my mom breakfast we would have weather chat about the days weather for farming. Then in the evening l would ask him what he thought got done today on the farm. He was always excited to see my little dog Ollie and give her a little Pat on the head. I missed him dearly when my mom passed. Enjoyed many Sunday morning hymn sings with him. Was always nice to see and chat with you Pat. Big hugs. Cherish the memories ❤️

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  16. Joanne Robinson
    Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Claire and Family,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your grandfather. May your memories of him bring you all peace and joy.

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  17. Pearl Bumstead
    Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Dear Patsy and family. It was with sadness to hear of Harvey’s passing. I have many fond memories spanning decades of family reunions, weddings, and anniversaries, plus the few times that I took Mom to see you and Harvey at special events. The one most memorable was your 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mom enjoyed so much, meeting up with her two sisters, and seeing all the cousins! I recall it was a beautiful day in your lovely gardens. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time. Blessings, Pearl Bumstead ox

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  18. Carl and Kathy Grummett
    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    We are so sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. Laverne brought the obituary card after the funeral and Carl looked at it for a long time. He and Laverne had good memories of times past. We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

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  19. Elaine Michitsch
    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Sincerest condolences to you Kelly and Dustin and your family from Peter and Elaine Michitsch (Katherine Soulliere ‘s parents)

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  20. Katherine Soulliere
    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Our sincere condolences to Patricia, Kelly and the Dinsmore and Soulliere families.
    May Harvey rest in peace.

    Katherine, Jamie, Erika, Brianna, Angela and Madelyn Soulliere

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  21. Jennifer Thornton
    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Pat, Dale, Todd, Colin & Kelly,
    Sorry to hear the news that Harvey Passed. My condolences to you all.

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  22. Lynda Langley
    Thursday, May 23, 2024

    My sincere condolences Patsy to you and your family. My thoughts are with you.
    Lynda Langley (re: Boyce)

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  23. Andrew Dinsmore
    Thursday, May 23, 2024

    The Dinsmore and Londry families were good neighbours and friends for many years. My family attended St. Georges church with Pat and Harvey often when they were dating. I attended Thornbury High School with all the Londry “kids”. It would have been wonderful to have been part of the celebration of life and see the families again. Too many missed opportunities. Warm regards to the family.
    Andrew Dinsmore

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  24. Bob Stronge
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Hi I am sorry for your loss. When I saw Harvey’s middle name was Stronge I wondered how he came to that name .My name is Bob Stronge .I wondered if he was a relative of mine .I apologize for asking here but I tried every other way with no results.
    Thanks

    Reply

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