Jan Mark Harkema
Jan Mark Harkema

Obituary of Jan Mark Harkema

Jan, who resembled Santa Claus with his white beard, was a larger-than-life husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a story for everything and made friends everywhere he went. Jan had a passion for motorcycles and loved long trips with his wife, Dawn, and fast and furious rides with his friends. He rebuilt many a motorcycle.


Underneath his gruff exterior, Jan had a gentler side – cuddling his grandchildren, crying over Chloe the cat’s death, loving his wife and family, and helping friends far and wide.


At 62 years of age, Jan left behind his wife, Dawn; his children, Aleah (Mitchell) and Joshua (Kelly); and seven grandchildren, along with a host of good friends.


A celebration by invitation is planned for August 2021.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the STARS Air Ambulance program by mail at STARS Donations, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary AB, T2E 8M7; or online here.


Condolences for Jan's family may be emailed to meaningful@telus.net.

Arrangements in care of

Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service

A locally owned cremation and funeral provider

serving Red Deer and all of Central Alberta


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