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Ian George (Sam)

Sunday, 7 November 1937



Monday, 14 August 2023

Ian George (Sam) Harvey
927334 2nd Battalion NZ Regt

Peacefully on 14 August at Peacehaven Village aged 85 years.

Loved father of Karen and Grant, Michael and Alice, and John.

Cherished Poppy to Ruby, Maggie, and Ella.

Former husband of Maisie.

Sam was the loved son of Bob and Ena Harvey, and loved brother of Garth and Sue, Jennifer and Peter, Ken and Agnes and Lex, Denise and Ian, and Neville and Shirley.

Much respected Uncle to his nieces and nephews and a friend to many.

In keeping with Sam’s wishes a private service has been held.

Please join us for a celebration of Sam’s life Saturday 16th September, at 2 pm in Cromwell
Contact Karen for details at

Messages to The Harvey Family, RD2, Invercargill 9872.

Please find a link to the livestream below


R I P Sam always a character,you will always be well remembered, much love whanau x

Karen Woolhouse


Sam Sam from Paraparaumu.
Never a dull moment when Sam was around, always had a wee twinkle in his eye.
My favourite memory will be at his ripe age of 82 being the tick tock king, cruising through KFC getting his takeaways😍
What a character and a wicked sense of humour.

Leanne Waiwiri


I was a caregiver for Sam , always found him to be a lovely gentleman , always liked a chat when I called and was bright and pleasant , he will be missed by you all .

susan fletcher


Good bye Sam was always a pleasure to make you a coffee in the cafe will miss you



Sam the man We are going to miss your visits to the shop. we thank you for all the laughs you have given us over the past years. RIP Sam From the staff of Newfield 4 square Invercargill

Newfield 4 square staff


Many lovely memories from our time at Jeep Rd with Sam. Layne still talks about the times they spent together. He's in our thoughts. Was great to get to know Sam.

Rob Nicole and Layne


Uncle Sam the world was a better place for having had you in it rest easy I will always think of you and smile as you made everyone else do forever in my heart



We will always remember the great family times lots of love to you all Rae and John

Rae Wilson


Feel no guilt in laughter, he’d know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to.
He’d hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say
Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day,
That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here,
And fills you with the feeling that he is always near.
For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart
And he will live forever locked safely within your heart.

RIP Uncle Sam
Our sincere condolences to you all.

Christine and Peter
Mackay, Queensland

Christine and Peter Casey


Sam, our Mate, ( hated me calling him our ‘old’ mate). Some wonderful stories shared and memories we’ll hold dear.
RIP Sam.

Peter and Maureen

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