It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the peaceful passing of Harvey Scattergood in the comfort of his home, on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the age of 72.
Supportive and caring husband to Edna Scattergood (nee Robillard), proud father of Jennifer Embacher (Stefan), Matthew Scattergood (Claudia), and loving Poppa to Olivia, Sawyer, Leo Embacher, and Sienna, Sloane, and Adrien Scattergood.
Predeceased by his maternal grandparents Walter and Ida Hofland, and parents Charles and Dorothy Scattergood.
Dear brother to Judith Somborac-Brisley (Peter), Nancy Ion (predeceased), Brian Scattergood (Jan), Bruce Scattergood, David Scattergood (Cheryl).
Loving in-law to Edna’s family Leonard and Anita Robillard (predeceased), Ken Robillard (Diane), Karen Lotton (Grant), Alan Robillard (Jeanne), Nancy Cook (David), Paul Robillard (Lucille).
Harvey will also be remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews.
Born in 1950 in Toronto, to an officer in the RCAF, Harvey moved between many military bases across Canada and Germany before finally settling in Collingwood, Ontario after his father’s retirement from the forces. Following his high school years in Collingwood, Harvey graduated from Lakehead University and Toronto Teachers’ College.
As a teacher with the Blue Water District School Board, Harvey thoroughly enjoyed his time in the classroom, impacting the lives of children throughout the community. Teaching, for Harvey, was more than a job — it was a passion and a privilege.
Harvey had many pleasures in life. He loved to read, travel and restore wood antiques to their natural beauty. He enjoyed both curling and camaraderie at the old Thornbury two-sheet curling club. He spent many summers hours at the cottage on Georgian Bay snorkelling, swimming, and fishing from his prized boat, the Smokercraft. He loved family gatherings with good food, tales of times past, jokes, and companionship around the campfire.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the dedicated medical community who, through their support and care for Harvey, gave us extended time with him. We will forever be grateful.
A Celebration of Harvey’s Life will take place at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg on Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 1 until 4 o’clock, with tributes shared at 2 o’clock.
As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Beaver Valley Outreach or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada 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
Make a donation in memory of Harvey Walter ScattergoodDonations: Beaver Valley Outreach or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
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