Harvey, Maxwell Alan



Born 14th September 1942 ~ Passed Away Peacefully on 4th April 2021.

Beloved Husband of 52 years to Mary,

 Dearly loved Father to Danielle and John.

Brother to Irene, George and Neil.

A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul rose to heaven and passed into Eternal Life.

Forever in our hearts. Never to be forgotten.

 Words cannot convey how grateful I am for the time we shared together.

Family and Friends are invited to

The Life Celebration of Maxwell Alan Harvey

Funeral Service will be offered at St. Luke Anglican Church

59-61 Police Road, Mulgrave 3170

on FRIDAY 30thrd April 2021

commencing at 11.30am.

Due to COVID restrictions please inform family.

if you will be attending the service.

Following the service, the funeral will proceed to

Berwick Cemetery Corner of Inglis and Buchanan Roads, Berwick

(main entrance is via Inglis Road)

For Burial at approx. 2 pm

To view the livestreaming of Max's service, please click on the link below.


15 Tributes

  1. Lucy and Brian Taylor
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    In loving memory of our brother in law Max. We feel so blessed that you were part of our family.
    We cherish the many wonderful memories of our family get togethers. You so loved the tennis matches.
    Always had funny jokes to share and enjoyed making us laugh.
    Forever in our hearts. Rest in Eternal peace with Our Lord Jesus.
    Deepest sympathies to Mary, Danielle and John and families

  2. Irene Booth
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    Irene&Dennis Booth &family, April 20 / 21. Our Deepest Sympathy to Mary Danielle & John. Having all the wonderful memories of times gone by will hopefully ease the pain at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you all. We will miss you brother MA X.

  3. Hanka Hanga
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    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss- Mary, Danielle and John.

    Max was very kind man with a big heart. And he always had a stories to tell! He was such a unique character!

    I will never forget how he was always there ready to make us the best homemade cappuccino after his long days in farm taking care of land and animals. And served us over a dinner with great bottle of red wine. And when it comes to cowboy boots, we had same taste!

    Unfortunately I cannot attend funeral but thinking of you all as you celebrate Max’s remarkable life! 🙂

    Thank you Max for being part of my life! And sharing stories about your love towards our Heavenly Father. I will never forget that!

    With Love,

  4. Carmen Kosth
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    Condolences to Cousin Mary, Danielle and John for the loss of your much loved husband and father Max🌹
    May the great memories give you comfort at this sad time💙
    Carmen Kosth and family

  5. Jo Goodier
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    Dearest cousin Mary and family. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband Max, father of Danielle and John.

    Keep your memories bright and your loved ones close.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cousin Jo&John Goodier and Family🦋

  6. Jeanne Van der Kooij
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    Dear Mary and family.
    Although we never met in person you are here in our heart and minds.
    May the love of those around you and the love of God, help you through the days ahead.
    Know that we are sharing in your sorrow and lifting you up in prayer. May you feel God’s comfort and grace all around you.
    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

    Love and prayers from Alex & Jeanne

  7. John Grant Harvey
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    thank you for all the times you took me to tennis as a young boy, all the times you picked me up from the airport, and showed your love and care in so many various ways.
    I was so impressed by your ability to forgive people and to let things go with light-heartedness. This was a very beautiful quality that I very much respect.
    To this day I clearly recall the life-changing event you experienced in 1998 and whilst I didn’t understand it at the time I remember how your voice and was so noticeably different and I knew you had experienced something very profound for you.
    I trust that you are now with the source of that life-changing event and are experiencing peace and love in the presence of your maker.

    thank you for you, thank you for your love, and for all you bought into my life as your son

    With Love,

  8. Anna
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    in loving memory of Max, my brother in law.
    He was kind and supportive.
    A man of prayer, wisdom and integrity .
    with much love,
    from Annie, Vanessa & family.

  9. Fred De Sylva
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    Dear Mary, Danielle and John, my deepest sympathy and sincere condolence to you for the loss of your dear husband and father.
    I will always remember Max as a gentle, light hearted and generous man who extended friendship to everyone he met.
    I have fond memories of the big family get togethers, especially at Mt. Macedon, where Max would make us laugh, tell stories and tease Nanna. All who knew him will remember him with a smile and miss him.
    He has returned to the father and everlasting joy.

  10. Tessie De Sylva & family
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    In loving memory of my brother in law Max.
    For nothing loved is ever lost and Max you were loved so much.
    You are in a place of rest and comfort where there are no days or years.
    I will miss the friendship you shared, will always remember your smiles, the funny stories you told.
    I will always think of you with fun memories being part of our family all these years.
    You will be greatly missed Max and my cherished memories of you will n-e-v-e-r fade.
    You will forever live on in my heart.
    To my sister Mary, Danielle and John, my heartfelt sympathy to you. May Christ’s loving presence bring you comfort and strength.

  11. Gary Rees
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    Gary Rees & Family
    To Mary & family our deepest sympathy, also to Irene,George& Neil.
    Max A life long mate of over 60 years in and around Brunswick.
    Number48 Garnet street being a focal meeting point and the Harvey family home where everyone was made welcome.
    Max rest in peace old mate memories are ours to keep.

  12. Danielle Harvey
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    Dearest Dad,

    This tribute to you my dear father reveals the true contents of my heart and eternal love for you.

    I am so glad that my final words to you in hospital were “I love you”. Because in that moment I knew in my heart that this was my final goodbye to you. I knew you were going to be smiling again soon but this time surrounded by Gods loving grace and unconditional acceptance. During my deep grief and mourning in recent weeks I have become Daddies little girl finally once more. I remember as a young girl, as everyone knows being crazy about horses. From the very start I dreamed very much for a pony and remember mum and yourself spending $500.00 on my friend Flicker. You had to work so hard as a sign writer in those days to make that money so here is my belated thank you and gratitude for this kindness. Thank you for then after a long hard day at work giving in to my begging to ride my pony every single day.

    We had some great times living the farm life in both Sydneham and Officer. I am glad we got to bond over Ford 250 trucks in the later days. I remember how your eyes lit up like a Christmas tree when I said I would buy you one as a present. Now your eyes light in every moment up in heaven. Its going to be hard for mum to carry on without you but I promise to be strong and take on your load on the farm and try and support mum where its possible. The love you and mum shared is something other worldly. The fact you got to have a love like this on earth can only mean your existence together in heaven is beyond loving imagination.

    One final thought my dear Dad..I remember only a few weeks before God called you, we were standing on your front porch on a beautiful day watching mum’s favorite sheep come up to visit and I looked at you and said.,…. “you know heaven is exactly like this don’t you”. You replied knowingly yes. Thank you for being my dad and a strong rock to our family. Shine bright working your beautiful farm in heaven and we will all see you again when we are individually called and our journey on earth is done. XXXXXXXX

  13. Tanya, Brett, Dylan and Noah Hollis
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    In loving memory of Uncle Max.
    Cherished childhood memories of fun at Mt Macedon, cheering on tennis matches between you and Dad or mucking around in the pool. Always ready with a story and laughs. While I hadn’t been able to see you for many years, my memories of you will always feature your smiling eyes. Rest in peace.
    Deepest sympathies to Aunty Mary, Danielle and John at this terribly sad time.
    Much love xxxx

  14. Trent Taylor
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    In loving memory of Uncle Max.

    I will always treasure the times our families spent together. Your passion and competitiveness for our tennis games. Your infectious laugh and funny stories. The fun times spend hay baling on the farm. I will never forget the amazing memories through my childhood and as a young adult.

    I’m grateful to share so many childhood stories with my own family, of time spent at Mt.Macedon with you, Aunty Mary, Danielle and John.

    May you rest in love and peace.

    Deepest sympathies to Aunty Mary, Danielle and John.

  15. Margaret McGrath
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    Mary and family,
    my thoughts and prayers are with you at the sad time.
    RIP Max.

    Margaret MCGrath

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