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Born: Nov 02, 1936

Date of Passing: Nov 21, 2022

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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; 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 30 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: which provided the thousands of books Harley read during his life.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 26, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Dear Andrew and Susie, I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I really wanted to attend a Davidson reunion to see your dad one more time but unfortunately that won't happen now. A few times in the summer, I would be home in MB at the same time as your mom and dad would be staying in the trailer at uncle's Percy's place. We always got together, and quite a few glasses of wine were enjoyed by all. Take care, Max - Posted by: MAXINE DAVIDSON (niece) on: Nov 30, 2022

  • Andrew, Susan and family - so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I just talked to him a couple of weeks ago and he sounded just like "my good old uncle". We used to have some great times when your parents were our summer neighbours. He will be missed by all. - Posted by: DONNA CRUICKSHANK (niece) on: Nov 30, 2022

  • Sincere sympathy on the passing of your father. I am a Cypress River cousin-my mom was a cousin to your dad. I enjoyed talking with your dad and mom in Brandon at the Davidson brunch he organized. You have lots of memories to cherish. - Posted by: Elaine Van Damme (Cousin) on: Nov 26, 2022

  • We feel sorry for the loss of such a standup gentleman. - Posted by: Helen Kuch (Friend from The Welhaven) on: Nov 26, 2022

  • Dear Andrew & Susie and family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all now, I know how much you’re going to miss Harl in your lives and when you’re feeling sad, I’m hoping the wonderful memories of Harl and your mom help cheer you up a bit. Our memories go back as far as 1963. Lots of love, Moe & Garth Mitchell - Posted by: Maureen & Garth Mitchell (Friends) on: Nov 26, 2022

  • Such a positive person. What a gang for a get together. Harley, Nat, Allen and Peter - Posted by: Baldur Nelson (Fraternal Brother ) on: Nov 26, 2022

  • Susan, Andrew and Families: Sorry for the loss of you dear Father! We always were honoured to be friends and neighbours of Harley and Fjola. We always enjoyed or visits when we would stop by on our walks around Pinawa. Often we would just share a wave from the road. Always enjoyed Harley's sense of humour. Fellow Pinawanians, Ken and Peggy - Posted by: Ken & Peggy Sigurdson (Friends) on: Nov 26, 2022

  • Dear Susan, Andrew and Family: Our condolences on the passing of your precious Father. Harley always had a 'hello' and smile for everyone. With respect Barbara and Carl Sabanski - Posted by: Barbara Sabanski (Friends from Pinawa) on: Nov 26, 2022

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