Harvey Needham
Visitation from the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine on Friday February 23, 2024 from 12-1:30 PM followed by the funeral service at 2 PM.
Friday February 23, 2024 from the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine at 2 PM with visitation beginning at 12 noon.

Kincardine Cemetery
In Memory of
Harvey Needham
May 26th, 1932 - February 18th, 2024

Place of Death

South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine


Harvey Needham, beloved husband of the late Betty (Eskrick), passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Sunday February 18, 2024 at the age of 91.  He was born in Kincardine on May 26, 1932 son of the late Ruth (Bondurant) and Orville Needham.  Dear father of Bob (Barb) Needham of Mount Forest, Jim (Bing) Needham of Kitchener and Helen (Dwight) Howald of Ripley.  Greatly missed by 11 grandchildren; Mike, Andrew, Julie, Matthew, Melissa, Carrie, Cuyler, Laura, Sandra, Amber and Peyton and 12 great grandchildren.  Also survived by brother Gordon (Pat) Needham of London, brothers-in-law Burton Eskrick of Walkerton and Ken (Linda) Eskrick of Kincardine and sister-in-law Carolyn Hodgins of Paisley.  Predeceased by daughters Gail, Marilyn and Lois and son Lynn in infancy. 

Visitation will be held from the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine on Friday February 23, 2024 from 12-1:30 PM followed by the funeral service at 2 PM.  Spring interment Kincardine Cemetery.  

“The legend may have gone but his name rings on.” A salute to all of the truck drivers out there.


Please select one of the family's preferred charities:

  Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation

 Canadian Cancer Society

You can also select the charity of your choice below:

Message from Doug and Karen Martyn2024-02-21 20:12:22
To the Neeedham and Eskrick families, we would like to extend our sincere condolences at this time . Doug and Karen Martyn
Message from Brian and Wendy Pollock2024-02-21 10:14:24
To Helen and all your family please accept our sincere condolences at this time of your Dad's passing. Such a nice man and so many precious memories for you to hold onto. Thinking of you in your time of loss. Brian and Wendy Pollock
Message from Dave Cuyler 2024-02-21 00:47:51
Harvey was kind enough to give me a job way back in 1978. We hauled hogs to Toronto and did switches in Thunder Bay and feed for Co-op from Guelph. There was always something new to learn working for Neeham Transport. It was one of the most enjoyable times in my life. I will miss seeing you Harvey but I know you need a rest.
Message from LeeAnn Willits2024-02-20 19:44:05
Helen, So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Hold on to the good memories and take comfort in his reunion with your mom. Thinking of you.
Message from Susan Hackett 2024-02-20 08:35:52
Helen, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Message from Mike & Sherry Henkenhaf 2024-02-20 08:08:47
Our condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. We enjoyed the many conversations we had through the years. I especially remember him coming with me to pick up a truck load of firewood. There were lots of trucking stories and no gaps in the conversation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Message from Laurie and Mike Gallant2024-02-20 01:36:38
Helen, Dwight and family Our condolences on your recent loss.
Our deepest sympathy to all.
Message from Grant and Carol Collins2024-02-19 21:47:11
Our sincere condolences to the family.
Message from Marilyn Gallina2024-02-19 21:00:54
Sorry to hear of Harvey passing. He will be greatly missed by his grandkids.
Message from Wayne Hartwick2024-02-19 20:17:37
Deepest sympathy to the Needham family, We have known Betty and Harvey and family for many years. Treasure the memories you have shared through the years. RIP Harvey, you are back with Betty forever. Sincerely, Wayne and Joan Hartwick
Message from Wayne F Williams2024-02-19 17:16:31
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Harvey. Harvey was a great man and friend. Harvey became my mentor when I took up truck driving. He never had a harsh word during my training. The knowledge Harvey had would fill volumes. When you spent 10-14 days in the cab of a transport truck and not a harsh word spoken tells you how well we got along. When going west for cattle I would say Harvey started a story in Bruce county and finish it in Alberta. Many tangents. Harvey guided me into MacKinnon Transport and I had many good years there passing on my knowledge I learned from Harvey. I miss the days driving and visiting with him. I will dearly miss him. I am blessed to have known him.
Message from Brian Wall2024-02-19 17:14:09
Condolences to the Needham families. Also Gord and Pat sorry for your loss Regards Brian Wall Walkerton
Message from Jamie MacKinnon2024-02-19 17:08:25
Sincere condolences to you Helen, and your entire family.
Message from Lynda -Hutton- Leeson2024-02-19 17:02:17
Needham family my condolences in the loss of a great man. I have many memories
Message from Debbie and Art2024-02-19 15:50:06
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad. Art and I loved to say hello to him whenever we passed him at RVilla. Wish we could be there in person but we are in Florida.
Message from Wayne Veltkamp 2024-02-19 14:34:01
Condolences to the Family . Wayne & Sandi Veltkamp
Message from Joan and John pollard2024-02-19 13:40:34
Helen and the Needham family,, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father,, you were so good to both your parents and will sure miss them
Message from Hope & Dale MacCrostie2024-02-19 13:38:59
Our sincere condolences to all of the Needham family in the loss of their truck driving patriarch. He was a very kind and loving man to his family, and always up for conversation . He will truly be missed by all of you. Take care of each other and I know he is happy to be with Betty.
Message from Marg Thompson2024-02-19 12:27:53
Deepest sympathy Helen & Family. Cherish the memories. Marg & Dona