William (Bill) Johnston Hardy

    • William (Bill) Johnston Hardy
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of William (Bill) Johnston Hardy on 21 June 2013 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans` Health Centre in Ottawa.

    Born in 1922 in Birtle, MB, Jim grew up on the prairies during the Depression. He served his country by enlisting with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Engineers and served overseas from the beginning of WW II. After the war, Bill returned to Manitoba and then business saw him move to Nova Scotia, then back to Winnipeg and finally to Ottawa where he raised his family. Bill ran as a candidate for the New Democratic Party in Manitoba in 1962 and in Ontario in 1967. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and later as President of the foundation (1964 -1966), Bill worked tirelessly urging the government to assist the families of those suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.

    A Visitation will be held on Sunday, 30 June from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O`Connor) Ottawa. Friends are invited to share their favourite memories and stories of Bill at the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perley Rideau Foundation or the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.