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November 4, 1937 - May 4, 2024

In loving memory ~

It is with profound sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of beloved husband and father Arthur (Art) Harley on May 4, 2024.

He leaves behind cherished memories of love, humour, kindness, and selfless generosity that will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Our lives were brightened by his presence, his guidance, and his example on how to treat others.

He is deeply missed by his wife, Helga Harley and his sons Lyle and Laurie.

Art was born to Jack and Barb Harley on November 4, 1937 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Raised on the family farm he enlisted in the Canadian Air Force in 1956 and was stationed in Moisie Quebec. He eventually made his way to Vernon where he met and married the love of his life Helga Ritter in 1959.

Married for 66 wonderful years the two were inseparable, loving partners that went on to share a joyful life together.

Art worked at the Vernon Fruit Union for XXXX years and was a trusted friend and advisor in the local orchard community.

He enjoyed meeting and talking with people from all walks of life always with grace and humility. His warm smile, kind loving heart and goofy sense of humour will remain in the hearts of those he touched.

There was nothing that brought Art more happiness and contentment, however, than his family... fishing, picnics and family gatherings were all part of Summer days in the Harley household and being out on the water with family or friends was truly Art's happy place.

He and Helga were enthusiastic members in the Vernon Square Dance community and traveled across the country to attend Jamborees making many lasting friendships along the way.

In their retirement years traveling the world became their passion... so much to see, so much to do but always together!

In respecting Art's wishes, he was cremated and no formal service will be held.

At this time The family wishes to thank all for their support and love.

Everyone leaves...

What matters is the memories you build together.

What matters is the part of them that continues in you when they've gone.

Rest in Peace Art...

Your Life was well lived.

Your beautiful spirit lives on!

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