Trevor Harvey

Sep 07, 1916
North Vancouver, CAN
Where they grew up
North Vancouver, CAN


Trevor Harvey

Trevor Harvey... his father Arthur was born in England while his mother was born in Scotland... married his wife Doris Rees (their children were Cathy and Trevor Jr)... he was 71 years old when he passed away in Salmon Arm, BC on 24 July 1988... played soccer, lacrosse, basketball and billiards... enlisted with the Seaforth Highlanders... in 1939, he was discharged from the armed forces after the death of his father (officials decided that the youngster was needed at home)... worked as a fireman...

a four-time Dominion of Canada Football Championship winner (1936, 1937, 1938, 1949)... he was just the third four-time national winner (following Dickie Stobbart and Dave Turner)... an eight-time BC Province Cup winner (1936, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949) and four-time Dominion Cup provincial series winner (1936, 1937, 1938, 1949)... a five-time Mainland Cup winner (1940, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1949) and one-time Jackson Cup winner (1942)... in 1950, he was one of 16 footballers shortlisted in a Best in 50 Years poll by The Canadian Press... he was North Shore United FC’s fourth-best goalscorer across their post-1939 Pacific Coast League history (44 goals scored across three stints, 1939-40 to 1940-41, 1942-43 to 1949-50,1951-52 to 1953-54, fourth best behind Jimmy Spencer’s 120 goals)...

in 2000, one of 17 inaugural alternates shortlisted by The Soccer Hall of Fame (he became an honoured member as part of the Class of 2004)... in 2012, he was honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame as one of “Canada Soccer’s Best XI in 50 Years: 1912-1962”...

as noted in 1937 in the Winnipeg Tribune, “undoubtedly the finest half-back in the Dominion”... as noted in the Montréal Gazette in 1938, he was “tall and husky”... as noted in 1940, he was ”one of the Pacific Coast League`s most consistent performers”... as noted in 1947 in the Vancouver Sun, “there is no stress or strain in anything Harvey undertakes on the soccer field”... as noted in a 1949 all-star program, “one of the most popular players to play on a local side”... wrote historian Colin Jose, “he was considered to be the best centre half in Canada, but could also play at inside forward”...

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