November 2, 1936 ~ November 21, 2022
Harley James Davidson, 86, died Monday, November 21, 2022, following a brief hospitalization.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Fjola (Sigurdson); and he leaves behind his son, Andrew; and his daughter, Susan Krebs (Greg Steinhubl); his two grandchildren, Candace Krebs (Ian Salmon) and Kimberly Krebs (Thomas Barton); great grandchild Wyatt Harley Salmon; and many close friends. Harley was predeceased by his brothers Preston, Percy, Herman, Morley, and his sisters Betty, Vivian, Ada, Verna, Florence, Enid, and Iris.
Born in the Cypress River area to Fred Davidson and Elizabeth (Glover), Harley broke from his family’s tradition of farming to study engineering. He started his career with the Department of National Defence, then worked at Manitoba Hydro in Selkirk before moving in 1963 to work at the new Atomic Energy of Canada facility at Pinawa. Here he worked for thirty years, achieving his First Class power engineer certificate and running the Power House, responsible for maintaining the site’s physical operations. After retiring, Harley and Fjola spent their winters in Arizona, where they established a new set of friends. His final months were at the Westhaven Independent Senior Living Home in Winnipeg.
Harley was an avid hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler. He also loved to travel, especially in North America and on cruises. Harley was a wonderful husband to Fjola, and was a loving and supportive father who was always involved in his children’s lives. He will be deeply missed by all.
Following Harley’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment is to be at Glencove Cemetery with immediate family. No services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pinawa Library (e-transfer: email@example.com), which provided the thousands of books Harley read during his life.
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Sorry to here this sad news we had a wonderful time with you and Fjola Harley In Yuma Arizona rest well God Bless you and Your Family
Our sincere Condolences to Andrew & Susan & families on the loss of your Dad. Harley and I were Lodge brothers he was a well respected Mason. Kathy and I often sat with Harley & Fiona at special Masonic suppers that included our spouses. I knew Harleys brother Morley and his sister Ada. According to my heritage Harley has now joined Fiona and his family. God Bless All
So very sorry to hear of Harley’s passing. He has been a good friend and neighbour for many years. Ralph and Carol Moyer
Karla & Shawn Elcock
We knew Harley to be a kind and integral man. A great loss, indeed. Deepest condolences to Andrew and Suzie and family. May he rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss I knew your Dad as I worked at Home Hardware and he was one of my favourite customer. RIP
Gary and Cheryl Swanson
Our deepest condolences.
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad . Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this difficult time
Loretta & John Weedmark
Harley was a great person to work with at AECL and I learned a lot about Powerhouse engineering and operations from him. He was always willing to help out a young guy trying to learn the ropes. I will surely miss him while also recalling the fond memories gained from working him for many years.
We had such a wonderful visit with Harley this summer. He was our trusty guide as we toured Pinawa. He took us for lunch at his club and walked out with us to the swinging bridge. He was very proud of that town and it’s a blessing he stayed as long as he could. He and Aunt Kathleen had a good visit and reminisced about how much trouble he got her into at school. What a guy! I’m so glad we got to see him.
Sorry to learn of your dads passing. Fay Campbell
Deepest condolences Andre and Susie and family. I always enjoyed a visit with Harley at the club or in the mall. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren.
Ray and Carol Wazney
Andrew and Susie,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad`s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time. May the wonderful memories you shared as a family bring you comfort and peace.
Ernie & Louise Blahitka
DearAndrew, Susan and Family,
We were shocked and saddened to read that your Dad had passed. We have been friends with your Mom and Dad for years. Ernie worked with Harley at MB. Hydro in Selkirk. We always had fun visits in Pinawa and Arizona. He came to visit us in Selkirk during this past summer. We are so grateful we had the chance to reminisce about the good old times.
May the sweet memories of your Dad bring you comfort in your difficult times.
Dear Andrew and Susie. I am very saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. You will always have the good memories of your wonderful parents. I will miss him mostly at the mall.