HARDY, Eric Erving - Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of Susan L. Hardy and Robert L. Hardy (Elizabeth). Cherished grandfather of Owen Eric Hardy. Survived by brother Paul (Donna) and sister Lois Skiba(Wayne) and brother-in-law D. Timothy Sampson (Juanita). Pre-deceased by sister Erma Grandmaison (Robert) and brother-in-law Robert E. Sampson (Sharon). Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Eric was born at Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island, the son of Leslie H. and Dorothy M. (Forsyth) Hardy. He spent his early years on his parents farmstead, and attended country schools in Elmsdale and Rosebank school districts. He then attended Alberton High School, and graduated in 1958. Eric’s first employment was with R. T. Holman Department Store in Summerside, P.E.I. In 1960 he attended courses at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., U.S.A. On returning to Canada Eric was employed by G. Keith Pickard Architects in Charlottetown, P.E.I. before moving to Toronto, ON, where he worked for a number of years for the Atlas Engineering Company. In 1963 Eric married the former Miss Sandra Kay Sampson from Ohio, U.S.A. In 1967 Eric was employed by the Toronto Transit Commission where he worked both as a driver and as an inspector in the Operations Training Center. He retired in 1999 with 31 years service. After retirement Eric and Sandra purchased a home in Markdale, ON and enjoyed winters at their home in Florida. Eric was a life-long member of the Church of the Nazarene and was active in many facets of ministry over the years.
A funeral service will be conducted at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street at Dufferin Ave., on Monday, March 11 at 2 pm. Visitation in the church from 1-2 pm on Monday, and a reception will follow in the church hall. Interment on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in South Gower Cemetery, 501 South Gower Dr., Kemptville. A map can be found at http://www.southgowercemetery.ca/contact-us
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated.
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