John's Story

BAILEYVILLE - John Edward Harvey, Sr., 66, passed away on April 10, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side.

John worked for the Pulp & Paper Mill in Baileyville for 44 years. John served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 until 1970, with the 11th Armored Cavalry's Regiment.

John always had a wonderful outlook on life and always lent a helping hand if anyone needed it. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and being with family and friends. He couldn't wait for the end of May so he could open up the camper and spend time with his camping family. He loved the campfires and would never turn down a game of cribbage.

John was born in Baileyville on March 24, 1950, son of the late Daniel and Alma (McCurdy) Harvey. He was predeceased by his sister Joanne Harvey, aunt Bernice Tracy, uncle Horace McCurdy, aunt and uncle Elizabeth and Maynard Griffin, aunt and uncle Blanche and Buster Holmes and father-in-law Norman Clark.

Surviving are his loving wife of 18 years, Kelli Harvey; daughter, Amy Gaudet and husband Rob of Meddybemps; son, John Harvey Jr. and wife Lily of Baileyville; step-son, Andrew Ste. Marie and companion Katie Bushey of Princeton; brother, Daniel Harvey Jr. and wife Linda of Baileyville; sister, Sandra Crosby and husband Frank of Baileyville; sister, Arlene Blaney and husband Richard of Baileyville; sister, Marilyn Morrell and husband Gerald of Tower Hill, NB; one granddaughter, Rachael Harvey; two grandsons, Timothy Linton and Gavin White; aunt, Dorothy McCurdy of Dayton; uncle, Amos Tracy of Baileyville; mother-in-law, Carole Clark of Baileyville; sister-in-law, Jo-Ann McGovern and husband John of Baileyville; brother-in-law, Rodney Clark and companion Joanne Sappier of Baileyville; a special friend, Raymond Farrar of Baileyville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Woodland Cemetery, Ryan Rd., Baileyville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's memory to Sarah's House of Maine, or the Foundation for American Veterans. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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