Dell, Harvey

May 21, 1938 ~ May 3, 2024

DELL, Harvey Douglas -In his 86th year, of Sombra, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Betty Reta Dell (Rankin)(2022). Harvey put his faith in Christ at a young age. In his early years Harvey farmed in Sombra Township, he later worked for Eaton Yale/Oxford Automotive. He had a strong work ethic receiving perfect attendance many years and enjoyed getting to work early for a coffee and a hand of euchre with the guys before beginning a shift. He was passionate about sports and hockey. Loving father of Brenda Dell, Ken (Margaret) Dell and John (Jodi) Dell. Cherished grandfather of Kristen (Mike) Carter, Jordan (Heather) Dobratz, Damien Ninham, Amber Dell, Aaron Dell, Austin Dell, Sarah (Stephen) Curtiss, Julia Dell, Laura Dell, Reanna (Max) Wilson, Hannah Dell and Victoria Dell.  Great-grandfather of Zaporah, Sage, Aiden, Isaak, and Ilsa. Harvey was the eldest son of his late parents Ellis Cooper Dell and Lilleth Maude (Smith) Dell. Dear brother of Elwin (Marlene) Dell, Allen Dell, Murray (Janet) Dell and Bill (Chris) Dell. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Harvey’s family would like to thank the staff at Lambton Meadowview Villa for all their love and care, and beautiful words of affection.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, May 6, 2024 from 5-8pm.

Funeral service will be held at the Lambton Baptist Church / Church on River, 3886 St. Clair Parkway, Sombra on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Duthil Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Church on the River ( or the Gideons (



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  1. I wish to express my deepest sympathy. The Bible gives the comforting hope that your loved one will come to life again on a beautiful earth when death will be no more in John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4.

  2. So sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. May God comfort each of you and give you strength as you say your final good byes.

  3. I was very fortunate to have Granpa Harvey as my father in law for 32 years.We spent many hours watching Jordan Dobratz play hockey in tournaments every where.I will miss him dearly and looking forward to seeing him again soon in the Rapture,as we are in the last of the Last Days.Rest well Poppa Bear from your Lenny Boy,Len Dobratz.

  4. Sorry to hear of the death of your father and father in law. While I didn’t know him it is always hard to lose a parent. Barb

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dell family at this time, a great family!

  6. Ken, Margaret and family: Sending our sympathies and keeping your family close in our thoughts.