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“I just heard this very sad news today. I am an attorney who was at the Circuit Court many times on very difficult cases. Although my job was not...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Nieuwenhuis - Grand Rpaids, MI

“My sympathies to Bruce's family and friends. I worked with Bruce on managing his diabetes over a long period of was always a pleasure to...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Wolotira - Grand Rapids, MI

“Long ago, Bruce was on the transfer crew at KCSD when I was director of the victim/witness program when the courts were still located in the Hall of...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Andrea Morse - Grand Rapids, MI

Paul and Dee Mayhue friends of Bruce Harvey from the old neighborhood and football. “God Bless the remaining family. I respected Bruce, we were collegues on the Central High Rams football and track teams. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Rev Paul and Dee Mayhue - MI

“Bruce was highly respected by those who worked with him. He was a good man. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Quakkelaar

“To the Harvey Family, Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and sending our prayers of love and support. Your father and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sara Smolenski - Grand Rapids, MI

“Sometimes when you hear a familiar name, a memory comes back that brings a smile to your face. While on duty, Bruce would often stop by our home for...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Marianne Ditmar-Flynn - FL

“Iam sorry for your lose I will be praying for u eve if u need anything just give me a call ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: matthew wing - grand rapids, MI

“Eve I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sarah Farmer

“My prayers and condolences to the Bruce Harvey family. a friend whom I worked with and known for many years. May God strengthen you in your loss. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Townsend - Seattle, WA

“I was so sorry to hear that Bruce had passed. He was such a kind man. He and Leroy would stop by the house at lunch time to see if I had cooked. ...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Toni Spencer-Beatty - MI - friend

“We were saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. We hope family & friends are comforted, knowing what a wonderful man he was. Rest easy, Bruce. Sue &...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sue & Mike Johnson - Morley, MI

HARVEY – Bruce W. Harvey, 67, passed away August 3, 2013 peacefully with his family by his side. Bruce was born December 26, 1945 the third son of Fred D. & Ethel B. Harvey in Grand Rapids. He attended & graduated from Central High School in 1964, where he was active in sports.

He was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing, watching all sports and traveling with his family. Bruce was a faithful & dedicated deputy for the Kent County Sheriff Department and a Grand Valley State College Certified EMT, who protected his community and performed admirably as he put his life in harm's way apprehending criminals, delivering babies, rescuing the life of a small child involved in a car crash and numerous other duties. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted daughter, Eve Rene Harvey, his two adorable grandsons, Christian & Chanin; brothers, Father Errol Harvey of Miami, FL & Paul R. Harvey of Grand Rapids, MI; Marva Armstrong of Indianapolis, IN a loving friend who he held close to his heart; his best friend, Leroy McIntosh of Grand Rapids, MI and his two 4-legged companions, Buttercup & Milo and a host of relatives and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:00-7:45 pm at Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave., Wyoming, with scripture, closing prayer and Honor Guard Presentation by the Kent County Sheriffs Department will be held at 7:45PM. To share a photo or memory and to sign the family's online guest book please visit