Ted Harlos

Obituary of Ted Harlos

Born to John and Elsie Harlos on December 30, 1931, Ted was the second eldest of five children to be raised on the family farm in the Bayard, SK area. Ted helped his Dad farm until he left for Ontario to go trucking. He returned to the family farm and after a short time started working for Clark’s Construction. He worked there for 18 years and even though he had experienced first-hand the hardships of the “dirty thirties” while farming with his Dad, his heart was always in farming. He married the love of his life, Dena on December 9, 1954 and they resided in Moose Jaw until they moved to the Mitchellton area in 1970 with their six children where he farmed until recently. In 1972, he started Ted Harlos Transport and he and his sons hauled livestock, grain and bales in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba for 25 years. In his younger years, he enjoyed horseback riding and spent many hours riding in the hills with Dena checking the cows. He had a soft spot for large dogs and even though they were expected to be “work dogs”, they provided countless hours of companionship for him over the years. Family was very important to him and especially enjoyed any time that he spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Monty (Otilia), Carol (Terry) Wallace, Lyle, Rodger (Vivian), Wade and Holly (Rod) Brownlee; his grand children Gerrad (Kelly), Perry (Gwen), Jeff (Denise), Crystal (Tim), Jordan and Jenna and great grand children Dawson, Ashton, Haaven, Hayden, Zach; Brielle, Janae; Kaylee, Taylor; Cheyanne, Blake, Carmen; his brother Peter (Ilene), sister Elsie Morhart; sister-in-law Ruth Solberg as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends. Ted was predeceased by his wife of 55 ½ years Dena, parents John and Elsie, brother Rudi, sister Matilda, step-brothers Wilhelm, George, Goitfred, Arnold, Heinrick, Adam and Walter, step-sister Ida, grandson Michael and granddaughter Jaryn. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20 at 6:00 pm at W.J. Jones & Sons Funeral Home. In keeping with Dad’s wishes, a private memorial will be held for family and close friends. Interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Memorials to the charity of your choice. In living memory of Ted, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services.


“…And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker."

So God made a farmer.”



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 20, 2019
W. J. Jones Chapel
106 Athabasca St E
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
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