With heavy hearts, the family of Peter Harlos announce his passing on Friday, January 7, 2022. Dad was born on December 13, 1933 at home on the farm near Spring Valley and growing up in the 1930’s and 40’s was not easy but it gave Dad the inner strength, determination & work ethic that guided him through his lifetime. Observing him live these principles, instilled the same values in his daughters…he was beyond proud of all our accomplishments.
Over Dad’s lifetime he had many jobs, from oil field worker in southeast Saskatchewan to heavy equipment operator during the building of Gardiner Dam/Lake Diefenbaker and the Mackenzie Highway to project supervisor during construction of the Heavy Oil Upgrader in Regina. Dad also supervised numerous road construction projects in southern Saskatchewan including twinning sections of the Trans-Canada Highway. But these were just jobs…..he was a farmer in his heart and being a farmer was never a job to him it was who & what he was; Dad loved the land and all the animals on it, tame & wild. One of Dad’s greatest attributes (& faults!) was leaving his own work unfinished to go help anyone who needed it, most times without being asked.
Dad and Mom were married on June 29, 1956 in Bengough and spent 65 years together, 45 of them on the farm site they built from the ground up. Due to declining health, the difficult decision was made to move off the farm and into Mulberry Estates in Moose Jaw. Dad’s final year was spent in long term care in Weyburn & Moose Jaw and we cannot express our appreciation enough to ALL the staff at Tatagwa View and Providence Place for the incredible care he received.
Dad was predeceased by his father & mother John & Elsie, brother Rudi, brother Ted & sister-in-law Dena, sister Matilda, numerous extended family, and too many furry companions to name them all.
Peter is lovingly remembered by his wife Ilene, daughters & sons-in-law Cindy & Jake Wiebe, Wendy & Jerry Breton, Lorena & Dwayne Raczynski, Liana & Cory Turner; grandchildren Jeff (Stacey), Jody, Lisa, Marcel (Becky), AJ (Ashton); great-grandchildren Jacob, Conor, Brynlee, Piper, Kieran, Dominic, Avery, Emersyn; and sister Elsie. Dad is also remembered by many more family and friends; he thought the world of each and every one of you.
There will be no funeral service at this time; a private family event will take place at a later date. Although the thoughtfulness of flowers is greatly appreciated, please consider a donation in Dad’s name to the Moose Jaw Humane Society, PO Box 1658, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 7K7 or the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, #301 – 2550 – 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 3X1.
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
My deepest sympathy in the passing of Peter. May your many good memories of your life together, help to keep you strong in the coming days. My prayers are with you and your family.
Farewell to Peter. Truly a gentleman in every respect.
Cindy, Jake and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for you all at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs Cindy
So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. He was such a kind and thoughtful man. Peter was a calming individual….always reassuring me that we would could get our old combines going again. And sure enough Peter would always find a way!!! We were so fortunate to have Peter share harvest time with us many times, teaching us many valuable life lessons and entertaining us with his stories and recollections. We were so lucky to have known this sweet man.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.May all the happy memories help ease your pain.May Peter Rest In Peace.
Great big hugs for you all. I hope each of the comments are like hugs for your heart. Moment by moment we breathe, we cling, we live. We are here for you.❤️
Mrs Harlos and family. I am so saddened to hear of Mr Harols s passing. So many fond childhood memories and later meeting in super store and he always had great stories to tell, then out to your car for a visit with you.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Ilene and Family; We were sorry to hear of your loss of Peter. We hope the many happy memories you cherish will ease your sorrows in the days ahead. We send our deepest condolences to each of you.
Our condolences to the Harlos family at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in each other and in your memories.
Dear Ilene and family, (Lorena and Dwayne),
Gary and I wish to extend our condolences for your loss. Big hugs to you and your family.
To the Harlos Family. Mom and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Peter. I myself spent little time with him, but it was the friendship of his daughter Liana and husband Cory that I got to meet him and got to know the rest of the family. Hope you find strength and comfort in each other and friends. RIP Peter.
Dear Ilene and Family
We are so very sorry to know of Pete’s passing.
He dealt at our shop in town over many years and we were one of those he helped when we moved just north of the farm.
We so enjoyed chatting with him and he had so much knowledge of many things.
Bob has been very ill himself for the last 3 1/2 years and I was unable to stop in at the farm for a visit but knew that you and Pete must have moved.
Please look after yourself Ilene.
Pete was a good man who will be very missed.
Rest in peace Pete.
Thinking of you and your family Lorena
Dona and Bette-Anne Kern