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John Harley REA
May 5, 1936 - March 25, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">John Harley REA<br />May 5, 1936 - March 25, 2016<br /><br />Harley Rea left us peacefully and surrounded by love on March 25th, 2016. He leaves wife Jan Salvador, children Micheal (Patricia) Yarosloski, and David and Sandra Rea, with warm and wonderful memories. Predeceased by son Scott, parents Ted and Helen Rea and brother Cleve (Lorraine).<br /><br />Harley was raised in Marwayne, Alberta, where, by all accounts, he and brother Cleve, had a charmed childhood. Marley was a proud member of the RCMP, joining in January, 1956 and retiring as a S/Sgt in 1983. During his career he specialized in Telecommunications and, among his many accomplishments; he was instrumental in implementing CPIC in Western Canada. After retiring from the RCMP he worked in the Telecommunications field for the Federal Government (GTA), St. Paul's Hospital and UBC. Upon retiring, yet again, he was presented with &quot;Toni&quot;, a boxer puppy who became his constant companion and was the impetus behind the formation of Delta Doggy Doo, which Harley and his friend Ray Hill ran for a number of years. Entering firmly into retirement, he became an awesome winemaker, amateur gourmet chef and puttered away hours in his workshop. Harley hosted Thursday &quot;wine &amp; snivel&quot; night for close to 25 years where friends could drop in for a glass of wine and solve the world's problems.<br /><br />He will be missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, the Rea and Salvador nieces and nephews. Uncle Harley was their favourite, and all the extended families. Harley's biggest joy in life was his family and friends.<br /><br />You are invited to a Celebration of Life on what would have been his 80th Birthday, at 1:30 pm on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Delta Town and Country Inn, 6005 Hwy 17A (at Hwy 99), Delta, BC. Please wear a bit of green so his beautiful Irish eyes will be smiling.<br /><br />In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Delta Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Full memorial, condolences and memories at<br /><br />Jan thanks all Harley's many friends and family for all their love and support, but in particular, Gord and Deb Black for their strength and love.<br /></div>