Arthur (Art) Harnden
In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 20th, Art passed away peacefully at the Qualicum Manor with his wife Carole at his bedside, and while being tended to by the Manor’s very special nurses and caregivers. Art had very recently
celebrated his 89th birthday.
Art was born in the town of Campbellford, Ontario in 1926. He was the second son and third child of Josh and Carrie Harnden. He was predeceased by older brother Donald and his wife Fern, and oldest sister Violet Gordon and her husband Al. He will be dearly missed by his younger sister Jean Rudkin and her husband Mike of Winnipeg, along with all of his nieces and their families.
While in his teens, Art worked at his father’s business in Timmins, Ontario. This would prove to be a very special time for him. In his early twenties, he was hired by Thompson Products (TRW) and enjoyed a long and meaningful career with them as an automobile parts salesman until his retirement in 1991.
In August of 1953, Art married Frances Hanneson and they made their home in Silver Heights in Winnipeg until 1974 when they moved to Vancouver. Oldest daughter Nancy, and son David both still live in
Vancouver. And youngest daughter Susan Nadal lives in San Francisco with her husband Bill. Grandchildren are Nicole, Michael, and Eric. Art loved all of his family deeply.
Art was a very proud member of the Khartum
Temple Shrine in Winnipeg, and former member of the Shrine Drum and Bugle Corps. He was so honoured to recently receive his 55 year pin from the Ancient Landmark Lodge #3, one of Manitoba’s oldest and largest Masonic lodges.
After and long and happy marriage, Art’s wife Frances, very sadly passed away following a brave battle with Parkinson’s. The friendship Art had shared with longtime friend Carole, grew into love and they married in 2000. They enjoyed 15 happy years together in Qualicum Beach. Art will be lovingly missed by Carole, who dearly treasures the time they had together. He will also be so fondly remembered by all of his extended family.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the very special friends and family members near and far who have been so kind and supportive to Art and
Carole, especially over the past couple of years. Also, appreciation goes out to each and every member of Art’s Qualicum Manor family – their care,
sincere kindness and love has been a blessing during a
A memorial service will be held at St. Stephens United Church in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m. A reception will be held in the church hall after the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.