Harold Eugene HarkeFebruary 7, 2017
Harold Eugene August Harke
January 9th, 1939 – February 7th, 2017
Harold Eugene August Harke left his family and friends on February 7th, 2017 at the Drayton Valley Hospital, in the company of two of his favourite nurses.
Harold leaves the chores at home to his wife Jackie of 56 years and their children; daughter Kathy (Pete Donnelly), son Mardy (Jill), granddaughters; Kami (Dallas Stewart), Jessica (Ethan Alias), Brittany, three very special great grandchildren; Delaney, Stockton, Rylan Stewart, brother Dale (Cindy), sister Helen (Ken Wardlow), sister Wendy (Bill Balec), sister Darlene Butterfield, many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours of many years.
Harold was predeceased by his parents Gus and Kathleen Harke, brother Barry, special Aunt Dot who packed him home from the hospital and was a mentor for life.
Harold’s years were spent working the oil patch spending every penny on building his dream, the family farm north of Drayton Valley. The family will continue farming, we know no other way of life. Harold will still be calling the shots just from a higher level.
A Celebration of Harold’s Life will be held on the farm in the spring, the best time of year, the grass is growing, calves and colts on the ground, seeds are planted.
Now is when most farmers do their praying, for rain or shut the tap off.
Now that Harold is with the great Power Above maybe he will have some say on what type of year lays ahead.
Charitable donations may be made to STARS. Harold witnessed many a safe journey for injured fellow workers to hospital thanks to STARS.