Charles Raymond HARDY


Charles Raymond

January 31, 1921 –

January 9, 2009

Chuck was born in Brantford, Ontario, January 31, 1921. Chuck is predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Violet Hardy, and his brother, Ross.

Chuck is survived by his much loved family. His wife, Phyllis (nee Dunn), whom he married in December, 1951, his daughter Pamela Carnesi (Tom) of Torrance, California, his son, Dr. David Hardy (Anne) of Calgary and his granddaughter, Islay Fraser-Hardy, of Calgary. He is also survived by his special daughter, Brenda Hardy, of Calgary. Also surviving him are his sister-in-law, Theresa Hardy of St. George, Ont., and many nieces and nephews.

Chuck was a direct descendant of the Hardy family who became known as United Empire Loyalists and who pioneered in the Brantford area of southern Ontario about 1783, after leaving the United States following the American Revolution. During World War II, Chuck served in the R.C.A.F. for four years during which time he was stationed in England and North Africa. After the war, he attended the Ontario Veterinary College and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1951. For several years, he and his wife, Phyllis, had their own small animal practice in Calgary. He later obtained a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary. He was then employed by the Calgary Board of Education until 1986, when he retired and moved permanently to Campbell River.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Gert Jacobs for his wonderful care and many kindnesses. We also wish to thank Drs. Walker and Hansen, and the staff at the Campbell River Hospital, and the Vancouver Island Health Authority for their exemplary care of Chuck. The family would also like to thank Mr. Art Braun for his years of help, kindness and friendship. Chuck could not have managed without him and we are all indebted to Art. A special thanks also to the service department staff at Steve Marshall Motors who always exceeded Chuck’s expectations and kept our old wheel’s “Edna” and “Elizabeth” running for so many years.

At Chuck’s request, there will be no service. Should friends wish, they may send a donation to the Campbell River and District Hospital Foundation in lieu of flowers.

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