Harley Foat

Harley Clarence Foat passed away suddenly from a stroke in Didsbury, Alberta on May 18, 2008. He was born on July 10, 1934 in Cremona, Alberta. He spent his school years at Byron and Cremona but would rather have been fishing. After school he took welding and mechanical courses. He loved to fish, and sometimes was hunting moose or deer. Harley also liked to play baseball and curl. He married Fern on November 8, 1957 and moved to windy southern Alberta with Steffler Construction and then moved to farming with his dad in 1961. Harley and Fern had two children, Tony, born February 6, 1962 and Connie, born March 24, 1965. He returned to construction on the Mica Dam in 1968. He continued his fishing and hunting in the snowy mountains, curled and rode snowmobiles, moving to Revelstoke in 1977 and worked on the dam and the MacDonald railroad tunnel.

After he retired in 1990 he and his fishing buddies Jim and Clancy spent many hours in the boat. Harley loved his garden, favoring the strawberries, disliked birds who poked holes in his fruit and tomatoes, but always enjoyed watching the hummingbirds. He was the best handyman and could fix anything. Harley enjoyed the World Fishing Network and the old movies on TV. He often returned to his dad’s homestead for harvest.

Harley and Fern celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Mexico in January 2008 with 17 family members.

He leaves behind his wife Fern, son Tony and his wife Wendy and Lindsey and Wesley of St. Albert, Alberta and daughter Connie and husband Todd, Trina and Kaitlin of Hanna, Alberta.

His family believes he’s gone GONE FISHIN’.


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