Elizabeth “Lib” Catherine (Harvie) McGilveary passed away peacefully at home in Chesley on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of Herb, who resided at the Hanover Care Centre. Lib was a loving mother to Steve (Marcia) and Susan (Kent) Stuempfle, all of Chesley. She will be fondly remembered as a cherished grandmother to Chloe, Madeline, Owen, and Marissa. Lib had a close bond with her extended family, including her sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, all of whom will deeply miss her presence. Lib is predeceased by her sisters Joyce Ford and Shirley (Edgar) Fischer, as well as her parents Russell and Marguerite (Mink) Harvie.

A private family funeral service was held at the Chesley Baptist Church, followed by her inurnment in Chesley Cemetery. To celebrate the life of Lib, a public gathering took place at the Klages Mill on Sunday, July 23, 2023. In memory of Lib, the family kindly requests that any floral tributes be replaced with donations to either the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Chesley Baptist Church. The generosity expressed through these contributions will serve as a meaningful way to honor and remember Lib. Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home in Chesley, and further information on Lib’s life can be found on their website at http://www.rhodyfamily.com.

In loving memory of Elizabeth “Lib” Catherine (Harvie) McGilveary, her family and friends mourn the loss of a remarkable woman who brought joy and love into their lives. Lib’s warm presence will always be remembered, and her memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

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