At Lady Minto Hospital, Ganges, Salt Spring Island on December 4, 2011. Madeleine, beloved wife of the late Earl Hardie (1993), was just shy of her 98th birthday. Madeleine (Cudmore) Hardie, was born on January 24th, 1914 in San Diego, California and grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She began her teaching career in small rural schools in Eastend and Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan. She took her teaching certificate at Normal School in Victoria and taught in Rutland, BC until her marriage to (Benjamin) Earl Hardie in 1944. Madeleine and Earl moved to Southey Point on Salt Spring Island in 1948 where they gardened, golfed, fished and made many friends. After Earl’s death in 1993, Madeleine moved to Brinkworthy Place where she lived until her passing. Madeleine was an energetic and active member of the community, helping with the library, Lady Minto’s hospital auxiliary and senior’s centre. She swam and played golf well into her 80’s. She travelled extensively and loved watching sports and playing bridge and maj jong.
Madeleine was the daughter of Ernest and Floria Cudmore and is predeceased by her brothers Wilfred and Ralph, sister Muriel and niece “Tommy”. She will be sadly missed by her seven surviving nieces and nephews, Wilf, Lorraine, Brian, Jane, Clive, Geoff and Kit as well as twenty-one great nieces and nephews and many great great nieces and nephews. She will be remembered fondly by her cousins in Duncan, Fern Kennett and her family, Richard, Calvin and Arlene and their children. She will also be missed by good friends Kelly Thompson and “Mac” Mouat and many other friends and neighbours whose lives she touched.
Cremation arrangements have been made with Howards’ Funeral Service in Ganges, 250 537-1022.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Lady Minto Hospital would be appreciated.
There will a celebration of Madeleine’s life in the spring
with details to be announced.