HARDINGE _ Stephen Hon. Stephen John Hardinge, LLB, QC, CD, NDC, passed away May 23, 2005 surrounded by his family. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 54 years, Rose Hardinge; four children David, Eileen, Mary and Carol; seven grandchildren, Bryce, Kerri, Jessica, Michael, Emily, Alanna and Cameron. Served as Judge of the County Court of Cariboo and Justice of the Supreme Court of B.C. for 22 years. Stephen Hardinge graduated in law from UBC and was called to the BC Bar in 1952; he was also member of the Bar of the Northwest Territories. He served in the Canadian Army, Judge Advocate General's office for six years and he later worked as counsel at B.C. Electric Company and B.C. Hydro. He was a partner in the law firm, Fulton, Cumming, Bird in Prince George, Victoria and Vancouver. He was subsequently Crown Counsel for the Dept. of Justice, Vancouver from 1969 and Regional Director for B.C. and Yukon to 1975. Following retirement, Judge Hardinge travelled widely, enjoyed cycling and walking. He also volunteered at Vancouver Coventry House and was a Member of the Officer's Mess, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. A private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve's memory to Covenant House or the Canadian Diabetes Association. "FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS" Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
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Published in Vancouver Sun on May 28, 2005.