April 17, 1943 – June 6, 2021
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our dear father/brother/grandfather Harry Buhler at his home in Nanoose Bay, BC June 6, 2021.
Harry can now be reunited with his dear son Rodney Buhler, who predeceased him and who he has missed dearly, along with his parents, siblings and friends who have passed before him.
Harry is lovingly remembered by his sisters Mary and Susan, his brothers Peter and Henry, his companion Evelyn Thomas, his son Doug (Heather), and will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren Kurt (Annelies), Eric (Angela), Ryan (Katelyn), Jacqueline, Billy and Ashley (Ashley).
Harry was born April 17th, 1943 in Tourond Manitoba to parents William and Anne Buhler and was the youngest of 8 children.
Harry had a long and successful career in the window industry in which he started working at a very young age with Loewen Windows in Steinbach, Manitoba. He founded what is today one of Canada’s leading window manufacturing companies All Weather Windows in 1978, in Edmonton, Alberta.
He retired at an early age from the daily rigours of ownership and while still maintaining a business interest in the company he founded and loved, he went on to enjoy various successful entrepreneurial activities with friends and associates across Canada.
Harry was a wonderful, generous, caring and hard working person. Inside all of us who knew him he leaves behind a portion of his vast work ethic and common sense approach to business and life which serves us all well.
Harry was always generous with his time with whomever came calling. Harry valued all people as equals and always saw the best in everyone. He could have a down to earth conversation with anyone and valued all contributions equally, be it a young person new to a job, a high ranking politician or a very successful business person.
Harry enjoyed countless hours fishing off the coast of British Columbia in his boat, golfing year round whether it be in Penticton, Vancouver Island or Palm Springs with his many friends and family and also loved passing time in the local casinos or outside on the deck watching his pre-recorded episodes of the news, golf, football and especially hockey games where he always cheered on his Edmonton Oilers.
Harry also enjoyed his many days and evenings socializing with friends and family no matter where he was.
He especially loved spending time with and giving his hard won worldly advice to his six grandchildren, whether it be a day in the fishing boat, a visit on the deck enjoying the sunshine, or a simple phone call and even his many text messages with them.
They will all forever share many treasured memories, photos and laughter of their time spent with Grandpa over the years and he will be greatly missed.
Due to local Covid 19 restrictions there will be a small private service limited to invitation only. However we will be having a Celebration of Life at a later date once Covid restrictions are lifted, to be held in Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Harry’s name to Sportcentral, an Edmonton based charity helping disadvantaged youth through the power of sports. https://sportcentral.org/donate/
Memories and condolences can be shared online at Yates Memorial Services. www.yatesmemorial.ca
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