Herluf (Harvey) passed away peacefully at his home in Caledon, on Sunday, October 15, 2023 with his wife Susan of 35 years and his daughter Kristine by his side. Herluf leaves behind his wife Susan Rasmussen, daughters Kristine Rasmussen (Stuart Snyder) Chesley Ontario, Lisa (Michael) Ekelid and grandson Alexander Ekelid of Denmark. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and their children both here in Canada and Denmark as he always took an active part in spending time with the next generation, they kept him young at heart.
The youngest of 11, he immigrated to Canada in 1958 at the age of 20 and was proud to call Canada home. Herluf spent his life farming. Starting out as a herdsman, then working for Connaught Labs before starting his own dairy herd. He then went on to own and operate HR Trucking, supplying wood shavings across Ontario. Harvey really was an icon in this area. He was everyone’s guy, he knew everybody. Stubborn as an ox at times, but such a wonderful man. He was a “Doer”, if you had a project that needed to get done he was an “All hands on deck until it was finished”, rounding up resources and persons to help until it got done. Right up until the last few days of his life, he had a list and he would muster the strength to supervise that it got done correctly and how he wanted it done. Herluf hated funerals and did not want one. He always said “You visit people when they are alive, their funeral is too late”.
Respecting his wishes, family and friends have spent the last few weeks calling or visiting him, reminiscing over good times and adventures and sometimes being assigned a task. Interment will take place at a later date with family present.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Headwaters Hospital or better yet, you share a story about Herluf with them.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com