|Chris on his wedding day with
his best man younger brother
Gerald who provided these photos.
Chris' Dad (left) and brother Paul
New Years Day 2002
Chris (left) and brother Paul (right)
New Years Day 2002
Article from the Ayrshire Post of
November 29th 2002.
CARING folk in Maybole and district put on a day (and
night!) to remember on Sunday — to commemorate one of their own. Chris
Harvey’s death in September at the age of 35 shocked the whole
community. And many rallied round his widow Eleanor and their three
children — with another one on the way. Fellow workers at SAS
International, and the firm itself, have already made handsome donations.
But football pals wanted to do their bit too, as Chris was a keen player
with both Maybole Amateurs and Crosshill Thistle.
Matt Davey picked a
select from the two amateur clubs to play Maybole Juniors at Ladywell
Stadium. A crowd of more than 200 turned up, and Maybole Pipe Band
entertained. The game was kicked off by Chris’ son David, with the amateur
select winning a highly competitive game 2-1. Later, there was more
fundraising in the High Society pub, with music, auctions and quizzes.
Matt Davey raised £300 by having his trademark moustache shaved off. And
that set the ball rolling for others to have their heads shaved! Chris was
a Celtic fan, and an autographed ball donated by the club was auctioned
for £200. Rangers also donated a ball which went for £120, a tie which
sold for £60 and a piece of boardroom carpet which is being auctioned this
week. Not to be outdone, an Ayr United ball went for £130, and a Crosshill
Thistle tie was snapped up for £40! Matt reported: “It was incredible. I
must thank my staff, musicians and entertainers who worked for nothing,
and everyone who handed in donations and prizes. “There was massive
support from the villages of Crosshill, Dalrymple, Kirkmichael and Dailly,
as well as from Maybole.” Matt added: “The moment that best sums up the
night was when diehard Rangers fan Tommy Steele sang You’ll Never Walk
Alone in honour of Chris. “There was hardly a dry eye in the pub, I can