SWAN, Hartley Milton

Peacefully, at home, with family by his side on Monday, February 8, 2021 in his 72nd year.  Loving spouse of Julie.  Father of Devon (George) Knowlton and predeceased by Allison.  Loving step-dad of Gregory, Adam and his wife Danielle, Amanda and her husband Josh and Jennifer, and will be missed by their kids Harleigh and Hudson.  Grandfather of Avery, Isaiah, Stanley and Noah.  Hartley will be especially missed by his four-legged friend, Rory.  Hartley had a passion for classic cars; enjoying his time with Oshawa Cruisers, playing the bass guitar and singing at St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church.  Hartley will be missed by extended family and friends.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A private family service will take place.  Donations in memory of Hartley to Diabetes Canada or The War Amps would be appreciated

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  • Feb 11, 2021

    Devon Knowlton
    Hello Dad,
    Its Thursday morning, there is a beautiful shimmer of sunshine hitting the snow, which has a way of hiding the cold temperatures.I never got to say good bye, to hug you one last time, to tell a joke or hold your hand. I never got to introduce to you two your two Great Grandson's,Tyreal and Jesiah, they are beautiful angels that would have loved to have met you. I will always and forever cherish our memories of working on old cars, dancing like no one was watching and repeatedly watching Die Hard. I have so many unknowns that I wanted to discuss with you and now will never have the opportunity. You will always hold my heart.
    Love always and forever,
  • Feb 11, 2021

    George Knowlton
    Well Bud, It only took about 12 years before I learned that wasn't your real name. But that was you, you lived your life the way you wanted. Even though not everyone agreed or understood,you did what you felt made you happy.I'm glad that you got to leave the way you chose to as well(at home).
    You were loved and will be missed. Until we meet again,my friend rest well You earned it.
  • Feb 11, 2021

    Betty Sommers
    May you rest in peace, my friend!
  • Feb 12, 2021

    Tina Mitchell
    I would like to send my condolences to Hartley's family. My name is Tina and I was one of Hartley's psw's I took care of him on and off for the past few years. You always had a smile on your face and always brightened my day when I would see you. I will miss seeing you. May you rest in peace. 
    Sincerely Tina 
  • Feb 13, 2021

    Greg McMullen
    Such a terrible day that this amazing man passed. I will always hold you close to my heart Hartley. You will be missed by me and everyone who you have blessed with your kindness and acceptance of everyone around you. Rest In Peace my forever friend. I love you

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