Thomas Exton Harding

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    We regret to advise of the death of Thomas Exton Harding in Abbotsford, BC on 14 March 2007 at the age of 87 years.

    Tom was born in Vancouver, BC and was a veteran of the Second World War. He served with the Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers on 15 January 1942.  He completed his basic training at Camp Vernon, BC and was then sent to Camp Chilliwack where he was employed building the camp.  He was injured during rifle practice and declared “medically unfit” for active duty. However, Tom continued to serve as a clerk serving both overseas in England and in Chilliwack.

    Tom returned to civilian life in March 1946 and spent the remainder of his working life as a Woodwork Machinist for with Alex Gair & Sons in Vancouver, the same company that he had joined at age 16 before going to war.

    A Celebration of Tom's life will be held on 24 March at Abbotsford Baptist Church, 33651 Busby Street, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. {gdSep2015dc} [zsp]