• JA Snow Funeral Home
    Halifax, NS
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Maryanne Angela Hardman 1963 - 2014
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May 16, 2014
Bill, I was truly sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing. While I only met her once, she impressed me as an amazing woman. My thoughts are with you.
May 16, 2014
I meet Maryanne only once, at the Stanley airport. This was about 4 years ago. I had read a short article about her organizing the fly in and felt I wanted to meet her. I spoke to her for only a few minutes and told her that my Dad served there for a short time during the war. She said, "Just a minute" and darted away and came back with a little airplane pin for me, which I am looking at now. She had an amazing positive effect on people. My condolences to her family and many friends.
May 12, 2014
Dear Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing. I had the honour of swimming with her for a number of years and she truly was such an amazing person. She had a warm and welcoming way about her that made you feel as if you'd known her forever. I'm so sorry for your loss of such a special person who has touched so many hearts.
May 11, 2014
I have worked with Maryanne for the past 8 years, some of which I was her assistant. Maryanne always challenged me, but complimented me greatly. You never knew what type of story she was going to tell you when she approached your desk. She will truly be missed.
May 11, 2014
Joanne

I was shocked to realize that Maryanne was the person in the news story. So very sad for all of you. When I read about her life, it was clear that she challenged herself, used her time well and fulfilled many of her dreams. That is a lesson for us all. My heart goes out to you and your siblings as you come to terms with losing her so suddenly and at such a young age. I will pray that consolation of faith will help sustain you and give you peace.
May 10, 2014
Farewell to my swim buddy - God speed.
May 9, 2014
Billy,

I was shocked and saddened to here of the tragic loss of Maryanne. While I only met her on a couple of occasions she was always very warm and friendly. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We are currently out of the country and unable to attend the service, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bill & Carmel Shea
May 9, 2014
Dear Hardman and Fletcher families, The picture of Maryanne in the paper brought us to this sad news. I have learned that you Pam and your family are relatives. Your grandfather Joe was my grandmother's (Charlotte) favorite brother. All these years and I did not connect the dots - we are cousins. I regret not getting to know the Fletcher family sooner. Bill our son flies for Porter Air in Halifax. We hope to get to visit with you someday soon. You and yours are in our hearts and prayers, Maureen & Richard Bell mbell@nbnet.nb.ca
May 9, 2014
So sorry for your loss...cherish and hold the fond memories close, and they will help you through. Maryanne was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing her and will continue to touch hearts. Tears will pass so happy memories can be held close to your heart. Love Karen Rempel (Cook)
May 9, 2014
Dear Bill:
I read about your wife in the Saint John paper. My heart goes out to you during this tragic loss. I realize there is nothing I could say to make it any easier but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Melody Mullen
May 9, 2014
On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of BOMA Nova Scotia we offer sincere condolences to the Hardman Family.
May 9, 2014
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Maryanne"s tragic accident. Our thoughts are with you Bill,please accept our sincere condolences. The Tidman family.
May 9, 2014
Our deepest condolences to the family from the management and staff of Dexter Construction
May 9, 2014
Bill, We are very sorry and saddened for your tragic loss. Elaine and I want to let you know that our thoughts and hearts are with you through this very difficult time. Jim and Elaine Trenholm (Ottawa, Ontario)
May 9, 2014
Bill, So very sorry to learn of Maryanne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Bill Whalen
May 9, 2014
My most sincere condolences on the loss of Maryanne...

I swam with Maryanne for a few years and had the extreme pleasure of sharing a lane with her. Maryanne had a zest for life, spoke fondly of family and was so animated when she talked of flying. She was a kind, caring an amazing woman. It never mattered my mood when I arrived at swimming, because I always left with a smile after spending that hour with Maryanne. She always wanted to really know how you were doing! I will miss her greatly.
May 9, 2014
Dear Bill and Family,
Tom and I were extremely saddened to learn about Maryanne's passing.Please know that we are both thinking of you at this time.

Dave and Tom Bell
May 9, 2014
So saddened by Maryanne's passing. Fond memories of our chats in the pool during practice and of Maryanne's zest for life and her laughter. I will miss her greatly.

Alanna Mason
May 8, 2014
I was stunned to hear of Maryanne's sudden passing. We were close childhood friends and neighbours, and I am sorry to say that we lost touch after high school. My deepest and most sincere condolences to her loving family.
May 8, 2014
Dear Joanne
I just wanted to say how sorry I am about the tragic loss of your sister. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. May wonderful memories, family and friends all help to comfort you.
May 8, 2014
Dear Family,

I had the pleasure of being a swim friend of Maryanne's and swimming with her for a number of years with the masters team at Centennial pool. I remember Maryanne's absolute excitement and passion when talking about her flight endeavours. She was also a very enthusiastic swimmer and we spent many Saturday mornings training together. She was a wonderful, generous and genuine person who I will miss terribly. Please accept my condolences in your terrible loss.
May 8, 2014
Bill & Family

I write to you today on behalf of the staff at CIBC Wood Gundy in Truro,Nova Scotia.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Maryanne's accident. Words are not enough as she was taken from this earth far too early.
Our path's would cross three or four times annually at various corporate functions. She was always a delight;positive,inquisitive and energetic. A joy to know. A loss to us all. May God bless you and family during this difficult time.

John Guinan on behalf of staff at CIBC Wood Gundy in Truro.
May 8, 2014
Dear Bill, my deepest sympathies to you and Maryannes family. I will never forget the day you and Maryanne came to the Bluebird to help serve our Turkey Dinner. I truly enjoyed having you both here.
May 8, 2014
Dear Bill and Lea,
Ian and I are devastated at the news of that fabulous Maryanne who we met only one night at the Meadows when she and Bill Jr. were visiting you. We both came away so upbeat after talking to her, Ian about the investment business and me re her interest in fashion AND above all, I was in awe over the fact that she had her own plane - something I had dreamed of doing at a certain stage of my life!

We are thinking of you both and son, Bill as you all go through this VERY difficult time. This comes with deep sympathy, much love and a caring hug. Ian & Lucy xoxo
May 8, 2014
Dear Bill, please accept my and our deepest sympathy from BKS Partners in Tampa, FL. for your loss of Maryanne. What a sad loss of such a kind woman.

Florence Conlan
Advisor
BKS Partners
May 8, 2014
Dear Bill

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Deirdre Floyd, Halifax NS
May 8, 2014
Firstly, my deepest sympathies and condolences to Bill and Maryanne's family on your tremendous loss - my thoughts and prayers are will you all during this most difficult of times.

I swam with Maryanne for many years as part of the Halifax Trojan Masters (now Halifax Chronos) Swim Club. When I first met her on deck I thought she was one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen. But as I came to know her I soon discovered her beauty extended well beyond the physical as her friendly and kind spirit was offered unconditionally to all who knew her. As a swimmer, Maryanne was a great lane mate - cheerful, willing to try new things, always kind and accommodating of others. As her swimming improved (and it did, as she trained very consistently), she would joke that she was having trouble finding fashionable clothing to accommodate her new-found back muscles. But secretly, I think she was quite proud of them as they represented hard work and accomplishment, traits that seemed to permeate her entire life.

Maryanne was an original, and what stands out for me is both her courage and kindness. She was the first female pilot I'd ever met and when she told me about how she flew up to the Valley, or New Brunswick to see her family, I was so in awe of both her piloting abilities and her dedication to the people she loved. When I came back to swim with the team after a year's absence due to ovarian cancer, she was so generous, offering words of encouragement when I could barely swim and sharing some very private moments from her own life in order to help me heal. For this she will always have a special place in my heart, and I will miss her terribly.

In the words of Amelia Earhart, "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace, the soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”

Diana Smith
May 8, 2014
Dear Bill, please accept our sympathy. John and I have always remembered the warmth and kindness you both extended to us during what could have been simple business transactions for Table For Two. I hope memories of Maryanne's joyous spirit will bring you comfort in the time ahead. Dona King
May 7, 2014
So saddened by the news, Maryanne has helped me with financial advice and she was such a talented, lovely woman. I am sure she will be missed by all who knew her.
Elizabeth Owen
Whitehorse, Yukon
May 7, 2014
So deeply saddened by the loss of Maryanne. I have such fond memories of our flights together in the Bug. She was an incredible person and a passionate aviator. I will miss her.

Deepest condolences to Bill and the rest of Maryanne's family. She loved you all and spoke of you often.
May 7, 2014
Bill
I was so very sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Be well, Jim
May 7, 2014
I met Maryanne in Toastmasters a long time ago, but she's unforgettable! Condolences to her family.
Rose Poirier
May 7, 2014
Dear Bill and family,
Although we have never had the pleasure of meeting you, Maryanne was a very special person to me and my wife. She would always ask about our children and often mentioned her family to us. Few people in life have the rare talent to make everybody feel like a valued friend, and Maryanne was one. She will be sadly missed by all.
Tom and Joyce Borcherdt
Yarmouth, N.S.
May 7, 2014
To the Hardman and Fletcher families,

We mourn the loss of a cherished woman, and join you in honouring a life well-lived.
May 7, 2014
Bill and family, shocked and saddened to hear of Maryanne's tragic passing. Thoughts and prayers with you at this difficult time.
May 7, 2014
Bill&Family, Our most sincere condolences on the tragic loss of your loved one and our friend Maryanne. We have been one of her many clients since she began her career with Wood Gundy.During any of our conversations she always asked "hows your family", which speaks volumes about the caring person she truly was.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Murray & Barbara Porter Pictou Nova Scotia
May 7, 2014
Pam.Wendy and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. This is a shocking loss for not only your family and friends but the aviation community as well.
Sorry we could not be there with you at this time.
Lee and Wendy Colter
May 7, 2014
Pam,so very sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing.Heartfelt condolences are extended to you and your family.Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
May 7, 2014
As part of Maryanne's financial "family", my husband and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Maryanne's husband and family.
Francis & Jo-Anne Wall Sydney,NS
May 7, 2014
Dear Kathy and family, deepest sympathies of the death of your dear sister, so sorry to hear this news. Allison and Megan are both in Sweden at present and we all send our sincere condolences. Anne Ron Megan and Allison Pothier
May 7, 2014
Joanne , So very sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing. Such a shock to all of you. Take care my friend and my condolences to you and all your family. Jayne
May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014
Dear Joanne,
Grace Memorial Baptist Church sends our love and prayers to you and your family on the sudden loss of your sister Maryanne. Our hearts are with you during these difficult days. On behalf of the congregation of Grace Memorial.
May 7, 2014
Bill; George; Joanne; Rod and rest of the family. We were so sorry to read of Maryannne's difficult passing. Of course we know that she is in a better place; and her memory will always be cherished in the hearts of all who knew her. May God's blessing be with all of you in the coming days. Sincerely; Glen and Doris Stairs. Cardigan (near Fredericton) NB
May 7, 2014
Bill and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of your wife Maryanne. Although I did not know her or you very well, the fact that you are friends with my brother Richard gives me comfort knowing that you will be surrounded by love and compassion throughout this difficult time. After the sorrow has past I am confident you will be left with many loving memories.
May 7, 2014
Bill,
It is with much regret that I send condolences on behalf of myself and my son on the sudden and tragic death of your wife, Maryann. Although we were not well aquainted we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family and pray that with the comfort and support of friends and loved ones you will receive the hope and strength needed to go forward in the months that follow. May she rest in peace. Margaret Romkey( wife of the late Brian Romkey ) & son Marc Romkey
May 7, 2014
I was and remain shocked and saddened at Maryanne's sudden passing. I had the pleasure of meeting her, regretfully only once, when she spoke to our pilots' group at the Shearwater Aviation Museum. She struck me as an extremely vibrant lady. Her enthusiastic talk describing her sport especially the repositioning of her aircraft from Florida to Nova Scotia, remains in my mind. She thrilled us all. My sincere condolences to her family.

Gordon A. Boyce, fellow pilot, Dartmouth
May 7, 2014
Bill and Family,
I had the pleasure of being Maryanne's assistant for the past year and a half. Maryanne was truly an inspiration to me and I considered her a dear friend. I have learned so much from her, and she has helped me grow to be the person I am today. She had always talked so highly about her family, and she treated her clients like gold. I will never forget the experiences we have had together. She was a beautiful woman inside and out.
Across the country but still in my heart.
May 7, 2014
"My wife and I are saddened by the passing of Maryanne, we send our heartfelt condolences to Maryanne's family. We had the pleasure of having Maryanne as our financial advisor for many years and can testify to her warmth and dedication, it was a pleasure knowing Maryanne Hardman, we will surely miss her.
John & Helen Lochhead
(Halifax NS)
May 7, 2014
Having had the pleasure of working with Maryanne over the past 4 years, I was deeply sadden to hear of this great loss. She was always so kind, even inviting my boyfriend and I out to Stanley airfield. She will be sincerely missed.
May happy memories of your loved one give you strength to find peace and healing.
May 7, 2014
We send our deepest sympathies to Maryanne's family...the Fletchers and the Hardmans...many in Fredericton are deeply saddened by your loss.
May 7, 2014
Bill and Family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of the untimely loss of Maryanne. She was one of the first people to befriend me when I worked in Fredericton and I will always be grateful for her kindness. I regretfully will be away and unable to attend the service but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May 7, 2014

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with an easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

John Gillespie Magee Jr. was an American volunteer with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
He died in December, 1941, in a flight training accident in England at the age of 19.

I hope you may find some solace in his poem. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Dan Tonner Member, Stanley Aviation Association
May 7, 2014
Bill: We have never met but Maryanne often spoke of you. I can't being to imagine what you're going through. Maryanne has been my financial adviser for many years - will never have a better one - but she always also treated me as a friend. I will miss her terribly. Gerald Hallowell (Lunenburg)
May 7, 2014
On behalf of the women and girls, staff and board of YWCA Halifax, please accept our sincerest condolences. We were blessed to benefit from Maryanne's wisdom, commitment, dedication as a member of our Board of Directors. Our thoughts are with all of you.
May 7, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to Maryanne's family. I had the pleasure of working with Maryanne in her role as investment advisor in my last place of employment and always enjoyed our chats and occasional lunch. She was a breath of fresh air. I know she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.
May 7, 2014
Bill and family.
I was shocked to hear of Maryanne's sudden passing. I'm a club member and always enjoyed spending time with Maryanne at the airport. She was a wonderful person and always had a smile on her face. I enjoyed sharing the passion of aviation with her and she was always keen to learn from other pilots. I'm so glad that I was able to celebrate her 50th birthday at the airport last year and do a couple of flypasts for her. My sincerest condolences.
May 7, 2014
Bill and Family,
I was very shocked and saddened upon hearing of your loss. Having worked with Maryanne for over 8 years, the office will not be the same without her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
May 7, 2014
Bill, Im without words to express the tragic loss of Maryanne, she was a wonderful person and a kind, caring friend. She will truly be missed by everyone that had the privilege to know her.
May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014
Heartfelt condolences to Billy, and all the family. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. Lisa St.Clair (and son Ronan).
May 7, 2014
Bill, I was deeply saddened to hear of your immeasurable loss. May all your memories help you through this most difficult time. I am unable to be with you on Friday as I am away, but you will be in my thought and prayers. Mairi Balcom
May 6, 2014
Bill and Family, I knew Maryanne as part of her efforts to open Shearwater and from our local aviation circles. Her devotion to and passion for aviation was truly impressive, as was her articulate, intelligent, and kind nature.
Leonardo Da Vinci said: "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." She clearly had similar enthusiasm.
She was an absolutely lovely person, and she will be dearly missed by those she touched. You have my deepest condolences during this difficult time.
May 6, 2014
Bill - How can one say anything at this sad time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I never met your wife but she certainly sounds like a wonderful person. Take comfort in your precious memories.
Cathy Dunbar NSEFS
May 6, 2014
Bill and family,
We cannot imagine the weight of your hearts. We feel your pain and can only pray for comfort for you all. Maryanne was a wonderful person who was most proud of you and her family. we are so very sorry for your loss.
Tim and Cindy Doherty (Moncton)
May 6, 2014
Bill, we haven't met but i met your wife on a couple of occasions and found her to be a lovely person, my son phil and maryanne had a friendship and a bond through aviation, she is in god's hands now and he will treat her gently for the good person she was, my sincerest condolences
Gary Dubois and Angela Davies
my son is Philip Dubois
May 6, 2014
Bill and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God's love and your memories comfort you at this difficult time. I met Maryanne at her doctor's office where I worked, I always loved seeing her beautiful smile. She had such a warm loving spirit. She wasn't just a patient but a friend who always took the time to make others feel special.
May 6, 2014
Bill & family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy of the tragic loss of Maryanne. I was a client of hers and within a short period of time we developed a client relationship second to none. She will be sorrowly missed.
May 6, 2014
Bill and family. We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Maryanne. May the love of your friends and family comfort you during this difficult time.
May 6, 2014
Dear Joanne, we are shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of your dear sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Rod and the rest of the family during these difficult days and the days ahead. Dale & Melbourne
May 6, 2014
Joanne, I am so saddened to hear of your sister Maryanne's sudden death. Praying God's comfort for you and Rod and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
May 6, 2014
Bill and Family,
We are so sorry to hear you lost Maryanne in a tragic accident. Please accept our deepest sympathy. You're in our thoughts today and in the difficult days ahead as you cope with her loss.
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