Seventh Generation: Harley Cecil Warner < Harold Harber Warner < Harold Rix Warner < James Warner < William Warner  < William Warner < William Warner

My uncle

Harley was the son of Harold Harber “Harley” Warner and Helen Fredrica Price. He was born in Toronto on July 15, 1928.

He was named after his father (although “Harley” was only a nickname for his father, whose given name was Harold) and his uncle, Cecil James Warner. As a child, and even as a young man, Harley was known exclusively as “Junior” to his family.

He had two siblings:

  1. Helen Elizabeth “Betty” Warner
  2. Joseph Price “Joe” Warner

He married Elizabeth Christina “Betty” Alexander on July 18, 1959 at her family’s home in Kincardine, Ontario. He was 31. She was 33.

Toronto Star, July 24, 1959, p. 29

They had three children, all of whom are living:

  1. MEW (living)
  2. CMHW (living)
  3. HW (living)

After Betty died in 1994, Harley lived alone for 24 years. He died in Ancaster on April 2, 2018, at the age of 89.

He was cremated and some of his ashes were scattered at the family property where he had been married 59 years before. The rest were scattered in Lake Huron at Station Beach, his favourite beach, in Kincardine.This video contains a series of photos taken throughout his life.

You can read his obituary here or here.

Photos (click to enlarge)

Photo of Harley Warner and Joe Warner aged under four
Harley (left) with his brother Joe
Harley (right) with his sister Betty and Brother Joe
Harley (right) with brother Joe and sister Betty
Harley (left) with an unidentified friend
Harley in front of his (1950 or 1951?) Studebaker in the driveway of his parents house at 9 Glen Stewart Avenue in Toronto
Harley and Betty on their wedding day, July 18, 1959, at her family’s home in Kincardine. Left to right: Harley, Betty, Betty’s mother Mary, Joe, Harley’s mother Helen, Betty’s sister Margaret, Harley’s father (also Harley).
Harley (right) with brother Joe and brother-in-law Bob, Christmas 1974
Harley (right) with his brother Joe, in their late eighties, at the family property near Markdale, Ontario