Hardy, Robert “Bob” Wesley

October 4, 1938 – August 15, 2022
at the age of 83 years:   

There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Bob on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm in the Cedar Heights Community Centre at 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay, BC.

Our family lost a wonderful man on August 15, 2022 in Kamloops, BC.  Robert (Bob) Wesley Hardy passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83.  Bob is survived by his wife Linda; his children Kristine Hardy, Kevin Hardy (Pam) and Allison Bartels (Dirk); his grandchildren Krystle (Jeff), Liam, Wesley, Carmen, Alyssa, Holly and Jake; great grandchildren Kendall and Sammie; his siblings Donna Smith (Ernie), Marian Lang (Doug) and Alan Hardy (Mona) and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Bob was born in Didsbury, AB on October 4, 1938, the eldest child of Donald and Marjorie Hardy. Dad grew up in Ladner, BC where he met Linda and they began their life journey together on August 31, 1963.

Bob loved family and his knowledge of family was astounding! He was always curious to know what his children and grandchildren were doing in their lives.  No matter where Bob’s travels took him, he always ran into someone he knew!

Bob’s career began in the Cannery in Ladner, BC and finished as Maintenance Superintendent in Haida Gwaii, BC. He spent 18 years in night school to achieve his goals while working hard to support his family.  His career as a Maintenance Supervisor/Superintendent took him to Vancouver’s Langara College and the School Districts of Ashcroft, Hope and Haida Gwaii. Bob retired following Haida Gwaii. It was then he and Linda chose Sorrento, BC as their retirement community (close to family in Salmon Arm). Bob and Linda were active community members wherever they lived and developed lifelong friendships.

Bob was an active member of the Education Facilities Managers Association of BC (EFMA). He served on the Board of Directors and as President. EFMA made him Historian and Executive Director as well as a lifetime member.  He attended his last EFMA Conference in June 2022.  Cedar Heights Association made him a lifetime member following his tenure on the Board of Directors as Director and President.

Bob enjoyed golfing and bowling until his life altering stroke in October 2016. However, he remained passionate about gardening and loved tending to his beautiful flowerbeds and bountiful vegetable gardens.

In 1973, the cabin at Scottie Creek became Dad’s very favourite place to be!  Whether it was vacationing with family and friends or annual hunting trips with his buddies, this was where Bob was happiest – surrounded by family and friends!

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the medical staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital and a special heartfelt thank you to Dad’s family doctor, Dr. Stacey Kirkman, and to Nurse Olivia of the Neuroscience and Trauma ward of RIH.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Bob on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm in the Cedar Heights Community Centre at 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay, BC.



  1. My condolences Linda at the loss of Bob. You and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bob and you were such great friends and neighbors.

    Thanks for all the time we shared in Blind Bay.
    Lorne and Judith.

  2. Linda and family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Take care and enjoy all your good memories. Bob was such a friendly and outgoing person and it was so enjoyable to be in his company.
    Bob and Corrine Kelsey

  3. I remember as a young boy we did some camping together with all the family. Those were good times.

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