Mar 27, 1927 – Oct 26, 2017
Hardy was born in Wuppertahl, Germany, to a German mother and a Swiss father. The first 15 years of his life, he spent in Germany, then went to Switzerland. When the occasion arrived, he immigrated to Canada in 1959. He immediately felt at home in his new country.
Over the years, he resided in Vancouver, Richmond, Harrison Hot Springs, and Abbotsford. On a drive through the Okanagan, he found the place where he wanted to “stay forever”.
In time, his children followed suit and fulfilled his dream of having everyone together again.
Hardy enjoyed camping, reading, telling jokes and being together with his friends, especially his buddy, Rody Leman. Exploring the south of the USA and Mexico, filled up his retirement years. He enjoyed cooking and eating and seeing the contented faces of those that enjoyed his fare.
He leaves behind his wife, Sabina, and his children, Peter (Elizabeth), Christine-Louise Kraehenbuehl-Notz, Octavia Ohmura-Notz. His step-children Walter Koch, Roland Schellibaum, Kati Marlow, Lara Stefansson, and Johann Hardt.
Grandchildren; Tobias Kraihenbuehl, Nathalie Notz, Sascha Baldi, Jack Jones, and the many grandchildren: Erica, Taylor and Anika Stefansson, Dieter, Caitlyn and Wyatt Marlow, Lauren Hardt and Brennan Hardt, great-grandchildren; Hayley Chauncey, Noah Baldi and Liam Evans, all filled his heart with their love for their special “Opa”.
There will be no service as to his request. A private gathering will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Hospice House, and condolences can be sent via Providence Funeral Home.
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