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Robert "Bob" Hardon
August 21, 1940 - September 1, 2022
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<div itemprop="description">With heavy hearts we sadly announce that Bob Hardon passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 1, 2022, two weeks after his 82nd birthday with his beloved wife of 56 years, Stephanie, by his side. <br> <br>Born in Ottawa and raised in Montreal, Bob was the second son of the late Margaret (nee McNeil) and William Hardon. He was predeceased by his only sibling David of Vancouver. Bob leaves to mourn his loving wife Stephanie, sisters-in-law Alex Kramer and Maryanne Colin (Toronto), brother-in law John Kramer, nephew Nicholas Colin (Toronto) and nieces Cathy, Caroline and Kelly of Vancouver. He will also be sadly missed by many extended family members in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary, and many lifelong and devoted friends. <br> <br>Bob earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master of Science in Education. For over 30 years Bob was a much loved and respected teacher and principal with the Montreal Catholic School Commission at Lawrence O’Toole, Transfiguration, Gerald Mc Shane and Francesca Cabrini elementary schools. Bob was a valued and integral part of the leadership of the English-Speaking Catholic Educational Community. He actively served on countless committees at both the school and the School Commission level. He also served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Quebec Association of Catholic School Administrators (QACSA) and a term as the President of the Association of Catholic Principals of Montreal (ACPM). <br> <br>Bob had a genuine commitment to enriching the lives of young people from an early age. As a young man, he worked in the summer months for almost a decade as a counselor at Christie Lake Boys’ Camp in Ontario becoming a mentor to many “at risk” youth. An avid reader with an inquisitive mind, Bob was the Governor General’s gold medalist at St. Joseph Teachers College in Montreal, where his Varsity basketball teammates fondly referred to him as “peanuts”. He was a member of the Carterville Paddling Team, going on to win the Canadian and North American championships in the late 1950’s. Always active and fun-loving, Bob enjoyed downhill skiing, golfing and his many fishing trips with his buddies. <br> <br>Bob was inspirational to those who knew him and to those whom he encountered. His sense of humour, good nature, concern for the well-being of those around him, strength, courage and love of life, despite adversity and many challenges related to a debilitating stroke at the age of 54, was unwavering. Whenever asked how things were going, Bob’s inevitable reply was “Fine and dandy.” <br> <br>The family would like to thank all those who showed kind care and support for Bob. A funeral mass for Bob will be held at Holy Family Church located at 7355 Lajeunesse Montreal, Quebec on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:00 am. Those attending may begin gathering at 10:30 am to offer condolences to the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice or the Heart and Stroke Foundation at the Jewish General Hospital. A private interment at Cotes des Neiges Cemetery will occur at a later date. <br> <br>Rest in peace Bobby. <br></div>