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  and his Father Arie . Harold was also predeceased by his wife of 24 years Katherine . 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.