Lena Hardman (nee Livingston) passed away suddenly on September 10, 2020 at St. Paul's Home in Dauphin, MB at the age of 91. She was born in McCreary, MB (the eldest of 7 children), and grew up on a farm south of Ochre River. She attended Hamilton School, then went to high school in Ochre River and Dauphin. After graduating she taught school for a year in Sandy Lake, on permit. She then went to Normal School in Winnipeg to get her Teacher's Certificate. She then taught for two years at Bay Centre School. She gave up teaching and married local farmer Edwin Hardman in 1951. They settled on Edwin's farm and raised their children there. After Edwin's death their son John took over operation of the farm, and Lena continued to live on the farm with John until failing health required a move to town.
Lena was predeceased by her husband, Edwin in 1997; her sister, Wilma (Gordon), her sister Alice (George J.) her brother-in-law, George R and her niece, Judy.
She is survived by sisters, Joan and Lillian; brothers, John and David; children, Sheri Lyn, Gail, Wendy, Holly, Heather (Russell), Harriett, and John (Bernice); eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family thanks St. Paul's Home for the care they provided for the last three years.
Should you wish to do so, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
A private graveside service was held for Lena on September 15, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB with Ryan Raffray officiating.
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