In Memory of Chris Harvey (1967 - 2002)
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Chris Harvey, also know as Vinnie, was born 11th February 1967 and died of a heart attack on the morning of the 7th of September 2002 at the age of 35.  He is survived by his wife Eleanor and their 3 children. His family loved him a great deal and all the Maybole guys he socialised with miss him very much. Chris was a well liked man in Maybole. He worked at  S.A.S. Engineering Firm as a supervisor. Chris loved garden gnomes, and music such as “Freddy Mercury and Queen”. He loved his days out to the local for an Orange Breezer. The above pictures are from football teams over the years from Carrick Colts, Maybole Jnrs, Maybole Am, Crosshill Thistle, Pub Teams and Youth Clubs. Chris was a season ticket holder for Glasgow Celtic FC, watching them when he could at Parkhead Glasgow. He also followed Manchester United FC. 
Photos and information above provided by Chris's friend - Martin Bone. Martin and Chris also shared the same birth date.
If you would like to add to this tribute please contact us. See also article from the Ayrshire Post below or  Tribute from a cousin.


Chris on his wedding day with
his best man younger brother
Gerald who provided these photos.

Chris' Dad (left) and brother Paul (right)
New Years Day 2002

Chris (left) and brother Paul (right)

New Years Day 2002

Gerald his brother singing another Queen hit on Saturday night 26th October 2002

Chris about 1990

Recent photo of Chris Harvey

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 tell you.”

Chris' widow Eleanor, son David and parents in the High Society, with pub boss Matt Davey (still with his moustache). The teams line up at Ladywell Stadium, with members of the Harvey family.

More photos of the charity match for Chris Harvey contributed by Martin Bone.

 Tribute from cousin in Australia

Each Saturday and Sunday morning I take our dog for walk in a park with a light house that borders the Pacific & South head on the East and Sydney harbour to the West.  A couple of weeks ago I reached the halfway mark and there in the middle of the field, where the kids usually play soccer or cricket at this time of year, was a young fella playing the bagpipes - He was not traditionally dressed and no audience accompanied him.  We walked that second half slower than usual and I smiled and a tear came to my eye as I remembered a cheeky wee laddy in his football gear - just as he is his on your web page - whom I hadn't seen for some years and I missed him.  He was Chris Harvey, my cousin.

May He rest in peace.

Matthew Hicks