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HAROLD MICHAEL SLEGERS
1958 - 2021
Harold is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Lauren, mother Wilhelmina (Mensing); sisters, Mary-Anne and Caroline (Trevis Boyd), and brother Reg, along with nieces, nephews, in-laws and many friends and colleagues.
Harold was a gifted Mechanic. There wasn't anything motorized that he couldn't fix. Taking good care of all his vehicles and toys was very important to him.
Harold's main career was with Air Canada Maintenance. After leaving Air Canada, he was very proud of the fact that he was able to start a new career in HVAC and become a "50-year-old Apprentice" and then a Red Seal HVAC Journeyman.
In 2003, Harold and Susan bought property at Pelicanpouch Lake. Harold had to learn some new skills because not everything is mechanical. Together with Susan and Lauren, they built a beautiful cabin, a true "off-the-grid" retreat. This was the place that Harold loved to be the most, especially when he was there with his girls, Susan and Lauren.
Harold was proud of the work that he did and the accomplishments of his family, especially those of his daughter Lauren. He will be missed by many and the stories of his adventures will be shared for a long time to come.
We would like to thank the Kenora Division of the Ontario Provincial Police for their thorough search in November and to the HEART Team who were able to recover Harold.
Should you desire to make a donation in Harold's name, please consider the HEART Team at hearteam.ca.
Condolences may be left on the
Neil Bardal Funeral Centre website at
under Harold's obituary.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2021
Condolences & Memories (21 entries)
Susan and Lauren. I am struggling to find the words to express my deepest sympathy for your husband and father passing. You are in my prayers. Tannis and Seth. - Posted by: Tannis Morton (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to Sue,Lauren and all the family. Harold will be greatly missed for he was always willing to help you out at the lake, stop for a quick hello and helpful advise. He was very proud of his cabin and all the work he,Sue and Lauren had accomplished together. Always had a smile on his face. We will miss our lake friend. Take care 💕 - Posted by: Art and Ingrid Arcand (Friend from pelican pouch lake) on: Feb 09, 2021
Susan, Lauren and to both families. I am saddened to learn of this tragic loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in the time to come... in memories of happy times spent together. - Posted by: Kathlene Kuzak (Ingolf lake friend) on: Jan 28, 2021
Harold, you will be truly missed my Cousin. You could fix anything that had wheels, ski's, anything Motorized. I remember your bicycle that you extended the front forks to make it look like a Chopper. I rode up and down the driveway of your farm with that bike whenever I could. It was the best times my Cousin. My Condolences to Susan, Lauren and all of the Slegers Family especially your Mom.(Auntie Willy). Love you Cuz, and I will miss you. R.I.P. - Posted by: Hank Koreman (Cousin) on: Jan 25, 2021
Dear Susan and Lauren, I am at a loss for words to comfort you. Harold will be missed every day. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish I was there and I could give you both a big hug. Love Tinie - Posted by: Tinie Farquhar (Friend) on: Jan 23, 2021
Our deepest condolences to family and friends. - Posted by: Local 254 (co workers) on: Jan 20, 2021
Sue,Lauren -Slegers and Orr family Ron and I are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend Harold. We have so many great memories of him and will miss his visits to Kenora . Sue and Lauren may you find peace and comfort knowing how loved Harold was by so many. Gone but will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Ron and Pat Hooper (Friend) on: Jan 19, 2021
So so sorry for the loss of our Great Lake friend. Whenever we would see Harold coming towards our dock for whatever reason, immediately brought a smile to our faces (here comes Harold!) sometimes to help with something, other times to just say hello, always a laugh. Not too many dudes have that kind of magic with people! Be proud Sue & Lauren! Rest Bud, you accomplished lots! Derek & Shirley Barnes - Posted by: Derek & Shirley Barnes (Friends) on: Jan 18, 2021
Harold was my best friend in the country & did many adventures on our bicycles. I will dearly miss him. My condolence to the Slegers family. God Bless in this difficult time that you are going through. Harold will be greatly missed by all. John Becker - Posted by: John Becker (Friend) on: Jan 17, 2021
So sorry to hear about Harold. I knew Harold at Manitoba Government Air Services. A great guy. - Posted by: Jim Pusiewich (Co-worker / friend) on: Jan 16, 2021
Harold was definitely one of a kind, impressed me on his knowledge on sleds. Helped me out with problems I couldn’t solve. Met Harold in 1993 at Air Canada worked together until he left Air Canada He will be sadly missed by myself and everyone that worked and chummed with him Sorry for the families loss - Posted by: Greg Andrews (Friend ) on: Jan 16, 2021
Susan, Lauren and Family: Glen and I are so very sorry for your loss of Harold. Heartfelt condolences to you all. Love Glen and Wendy Mahoney - Posted by: Wendy Mahoney (Friends) on: Jan 16, 2021
Harold was one of the most talented and gifted friends that I had the honour of knowing. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or create, and his cottage was a perfect example of that. His greatest joy to spend time there with Susan & Lauren. I would like to imagine that Harold is now joyfully pounding powder with his buddy Herman. Our hearts and condolences go out to Susan and Lauren during this very sad time. Most Sincerely - Chris & Karen McNeill - Posted by: Chris McNeill (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021
Harold and I were co-workers at the MGAS where we worked together on the CL-215's. We were one eyed brothers. Harold was as smart as anyone I knew. He loved his snowmobiles and was always trying to outdo his buddy's with his own speed secrets. On top of all of that; Harold was a nice guy! Thanks Harold for being a friend of mine. - Posted by: Tim Salisbury (Co-Worker) on: Jan 16, 2021
Deepest condolences to your mom and the whole family. Love you all. - Posted by: Maria Wallack (very good friend to the family) on: Jan 16, 2021
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Harold. We were old friends from the snowmobile and drag racing days. Many interesting stories come to mind when we think of him. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Alan and Sandi Bodnarchuk (Old Friends) on: Jan 16, 2021
Harold was one of the most talented and gifted friends that I had the honour of knowing. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix or create, and his cottage was a perfect example of that. It was his greatest joy to spend time there with Susan and Lauren. I would like to believe that Harold is now joyfully pounding powder with his buddy Herman. Our hearts and condolences go out to Susan and Lauren during this very sad time. - Chris & Karen McNeill - Posted by: Chris & Karen McNeill (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021
My condolences, Harold will be missed by all that knew him. - Posted by: Bruce Gibson (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021
Sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Our condolences to Harold's family on your tragic loss. I first met Harold in the early 90's selling him parts at a biz I worked at. Though out the years Harold always had that challenge of the impossible part he needed for something he was repairing. Through out the years I gained his friendship & enjoyed his challenges as-well chats. RIP Harold - Posted by: Keith Pettapiece (Friend ) on: Jan 16, 2021
Very sorry to hear about Harold. We'll always remember his crazy stories and fun times....he was truly one-of-a-kind! Our condolences on your tragic loss. - Posted by: Jim/Alison Steele (Friends) on: Jan 16, 2021
Sorry to hear about Harold's passing Susan & Lauren. Harold was a character and will be missed greatly by everyone he knew. - Posted by: Ken Schindel (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2021
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