de Weyer, Harold “Harry”

October 27, 1948 – March 29, 2020
at the age of 71 years

Harold [Harry] de Weyer passed away at Shuswap Lake General hospital after a brief but fierce battle with cancer.

He was born in Amsterdam and at the age of 11 immigrated to Canada with his parents and sister Willy. They immediately settled and remained on the West Coast, where Donna the youngest was born.

Harold will be lovingly remembered by his partner Inez Rabehl, sisters Willy and Donna. He was predeceased by his Mother Maria [2019] and his Father Arie [2017]. Harold was also predeceased by his wife of 24 years Katherine [2010]. He is survived by his daughters Melisa [Sean], Jenni [Len] and their mother Gysbertha [Beppy]; and Paula [Brian], Trisha [Steven] and Deb [Trevor]. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Harold and Inez retired to Blind Bay on Shuswap Lake last year.  Prior to that Harold was the owner of Hillside Motors in Barriere for 17 years – he was a mechanic for most of his life. He could fix or build almost anything, and enjoyed renovating houses. His hands and mind loved a challenge and he usually came out triumphant.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and boating.  The consumate conversationalist, Harold kept everyone entertained or helped with any problem no matter how long it took.  He was never one to quit, he accomplished many things and gained many lifelong friends along the way.

A family celebration of Harold’s life will be at a later date.


  1. I miss you loads Brother.

  2. So sorry to hear this, a fabulous human being and friend. Hugs to his family, such a loss and especially to Inez, you are in my thoughts. Judy

  3. Inez, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Harold. Condolences to you and the family.
    Carol Patton

  4. Inez I’m am so very sorry of Harolds passing you both were very kind to my Son and I when Our home burnt to the ground and giving us the beautiful China hutch and dresser we have them in Our new home and will treasure them it’s a very difficult road as I have been there when my Husband Passed in 2010 Please take care and Stay Safe at this difficult time

  5. Harry you went too soon. Miss you so much. Love you.

  6. Harry you will be missed. The last time I saw you was in 2010, you remembered me, I was a lot older and bigger then, from the last time you saw me I guess I was unforgettable. You had a big heart ❤️.

  7. Inez, I am sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time, take care, Pat Appel

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