Captain Bill Harvie
In the early morning hours of March 25th, 2009 Finn Slough lost one of its most beloved residents. Captain Bill Harvie passed away in his bed at the Slough with a view of the boats on his favorite Fraser River. Bill was a man whose love for life and those around him showed in his every action and word. He will be sorely missed.
Captain Bill on the porch
Captain Bill playing the "washtub base" with Andy at a Finn Slough get-together.
Bill and his soul mate MaryLynn beneath their cherry tree.
By Gay Northey (Bill's little sister.)
I had a very interesting experience on Monday, lunching in New Westminster with my cousins. We were sitting at our table, chatting and waiting for our meals, when a man entered the cafe. He was wearing kilt and sporran. He came to us at our table and said... "You will think I am very strange, but this is what I do. I've been doing it for many years, now." Out came his hand and he placed a $50 dollar bill on our table and said we were to use it any way we wanted. We tried to say we could not take his money, but he insisted, so we did end by accepting it. We had a discussion and the other two cousins said... "Well, that's easy - we should pay it forward to the Finn Slough Heritage and Wetland Society in Bill's memory".
Bill's Bridge Story is Here
Photos by Ulrich Gaede