Harley David Belcourt (Hawks) joined his son, Chad, in the eternal land of beer and camping on March 31, 2022 in Missoula.
Harley was born April 3rd, 1953, to Gilbert and Irene Belcourt. He grew up in Box Elder, MT, with 13 of his brothers and sisters. Being the tenth child, he was no stranger to sharing.
In his early twenties, he moved to Missoula, met Kim, got hitched in 1976, and was surprised the next year with his first son, Chad. He was so excited to have a son because then he could play with the new train set and slot cars before Chad had his first birthday. Harley and Kim welcomed their daughter, Kari, in 1979.
Hawks enjoyed camping, water skiing with his family, and snow skiing with his children. He loved the party side of life and was an avid pool player for Marvin’s Bar. He liked tinkering with things to figure out how everything worked but struggled putting anything back together. He worked for Real Log Homes as a mechanic, dabbled in sign installation, autobody work and painting cars…. And drinking. Lots of drinking. Harley and Kim divorced in 1990, and within a few years he met his love, Darlene Bushilla. He and Darlene lived in Evaro and built a life together for 30 years. They enjoyed gardening, watching wildlife out their door, and hunting. He was so proud when he killed the black bear that was trying to eat a pony that Darlene was leading around the yard.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Irene. His son, Chad. Brothers: Popeye, Martin, and John. Sisters: Marie, Darlene and Shirley.
He is survived by his love, Darlene, daughter, Kari (Tyrel), Grandsons: Dylan, Damyn, Masyn, and granddaughter, Faith. Brothers: Ponch, Skinny and Richard. Sisters: Rena, Vera, Roberta, and Carla. As well as hundreds of nieces and nephews.
He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.