Harold was born on Dec. 29, 1920 to Otto and Rose Wieduwilt in Lumsden, Saskatchewan where he grew up with his siblings Evelyn, Robert and Grace.
He served in WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force from September 1940 to September 1945, when he received an Honourable Discharge as Sergeant. He was stationed on various posts from eastern Canada to the west coast, most notably Alliford Bay on the Queen Charolotte Islands.
His service on the Queen Charolottes gave him a lasting love for the area where he returned to many times with his wife Evelyn.
On Sept. 4, 1948 Harry married Evelyn Lounsbury in Burnaby, BC and honeymooned at Sandpoint Resort on Canim Lake. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2008. Harry and Ev moved to Eagle Creek in 1955 and raised their family there. He made his living as a carpenter building many houses around the Canim Lake and 100 Mile House areas.
Harry’s favorite past times were spending time with family, playing canasta and attending his “10 o’clock Timmie’s coffee” with many friends. In 1990 Harry and Evelyn retired to Creston, BC where they lived until 2008 when they moved “back home” to 100 Mile House.
Harry is survived by his sons; Murray (Darlene) and Bob (Angela), his daughter Sue (Art), grandchildren; Tammy (Jason), Tanya (Ted), Joe (Krista), Ben, Carmen (Kyle), Nancy (Chad), Willy and Jennifer, his great grandchildren; Jake, Hailey, Reid, Avery, Joe, and Freya, his sister Grace (Harold) of Regina, Saskatchewan as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Harold was predeceased by his loving wife Evelyn in 2008, his sister Evelyn and his brother Robert.
A gathering of family and friends was held at “Sandpoint” on Canim Lake on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Street, his staff and all the wonderful nurses at the 100 Mile and District Hospital for the excellent care Harry received.