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Loretta Sarah Harvey


July 29, 1940

Sarnia, Ontario


June 21, 2023

Sarnia, Ontario


Harvey, Loretta Sarah

It is with great sadness that the family of Loretta Sarah Harvey announce her peaceful passing, with her family by her side, on Wednesday June 21, 2023, at St Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Loretta was the loving mother of Michelle Jarvis (Ralph), Elise Buckeridge (Ron), Adrianne Vaillant (Andy Pickle). Cherished grandmother of Jason, Renee, Danny (Sarah), Carson Lee (Brandy), Ben (Sarah), Kyle (Erin), Kurtis (Sarah), and Aaron (LeeAnne). Treasured great grandmother of Hayden, Harper, Kayden, Brooke, Kara and Lucas. She is survived by her brothers-in-law David Archer and Bob Sivell, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Margaret Harvey, brothers James, Edgar (Marie), and Frederick (Phyllis), and her sisters Mildred Archer and Jeanie Sivell, and her infant grandson Jackson. Mom was a resilient, strong, independent, and noble woman of unwavering faith. At the age of 18 mom was hired at St Joseph’s Hospital as a nurse’s aide. Then at the age of 25, she became a porter in the physiotherapy department. Due to mom’s attention to detail and hard work she was promoted to secretary in the physiotherapy department for 35 years. Her greatest accomplishment had to be single-handedly raising 3 daughters to which she credited the power of prayer. Mom had so many talents and she so generously shared by knitting hats for newborns, scarves and mittens for the homeless, and sewing clothes for Rajon to give to the children in Haiti. She also shared her love of crafts with her grandchildren who painted many a rock. The family wishes to thank the Care Partners and the PSW’s who helped mom stay in her home that she loved, Bluewater Health ER, Med G, Palliative Care, and St Joseph’s Hospice for their exceptional care of mom. We would like to thank Dr Cassandra, Dr Taylor, Dr Al-Zubaidi, and Dr Kim for helping mom on her journey. And finally, thanks to her many friends and family for their love and support during this difficult time. Family and friends will be received at the McCormack Funeral Home, 254 George Street (at College Avenue) for visitation on Monday June 26 from Noon to 1 pm. A funeral service will follow at 1 pm. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Loretta’s Guestbook” at In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to St Joseph’s Hospice. Mom’s favorite scripture was John 3:16, and her hymn How Great that Art.
Until we meet again mom, Cheerio!

Visitation & Services

McCormack Funeral Home

12 - 1 pm

1 pm.

Monday June 26


Funeral Service

Monday June 26

McCormack Funeral Home


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Family Memories

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Your mom was such a lovely lady. I only worked with her for a short period of time at St. Joseph's PT dept, but she was as you know, a person you would remember with fondness. She was so kind and helpful to me. Thank you for sharing her picture, as her gentle smile never changed. With deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious mom.
Frances Gillis

Our condolences to the family. Loretta was a wonderful, caring co-worker and friend. She was always so proud of her daughters and grandchildren. I always admired how multi talented she was…she seemed to tackle any challenges both at work and at home in her very quiet way. You are in our thoughts and prayers🙏
Donna and John Snauwaert and Family

Sending you my love and prayers at this difficult time.
Beth Sims

Dearest Michelle, Ralph, Jason, Renee and extended family, please accept our most sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandma. May God bring you comfort during this sad time in your lives. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Jerry and Robin xo
Jerry and Robin Arnold

Dear Adrienne I so sorry for your loss. I know you were very close to your mother and how you cherished her. She was a strong woman as you have told us in stories you have told. Lean on us if you need anything. We love you Lisa and Jeff f xxx
Lisa Barker

Dear Michelle, Elise, Adrianne and Families. Please know that the Jantz Family is thinking of you during this sad time. So many of our memories are tied to your Mom who was our neighbour right until the end. Love Scott, Bruno, Linda, Herb and Lanna
Lanna Jantz

So very Sorry for your loss
Nancy Rathburn

Thinking of you at this difficult time. Always enjoyed talking with your mom when our paths crossed . I'm sure she will be greatly missed by all her family . May you know God's comfort and peace at this time .
Thelma Archer

Elise, Ron and family, We just learned of your moms passing, Elise. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you The Wilhelm Family💗
JC and Lori

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