Mrs. Arlene Hardick

Mrs. Arlene Mildred Hardick (Oliver)

Monday, June 10th, 1935 - Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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June 10, 1935 – March 20, 2021

Mrs. Arlene Mildred Hardick (nee Oliver), age 85 years, went home peacefully on Saturday, March 20, 2021, after a brief illness, with her loving family and caring staff by her side in St. Joseph's Hospital.

Arlene was born on June 10, 1935 at McKellar Hospital in Fort William, the first child to Olivia and James Oliver. She attended local schools and worked for 21 years as an Occupational Therapy Aide at Hogarth-Westmount Hospital, retiring in 1997. Arlene met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Charles Hardick and they were married on June 13, 1953.

Arlene's greatest passion was her family and visits with all of her children and grandchildren were always special. She also had a large church family, spending over 59 years at Knox United Church – Pruden Street and then as a member at First Wesley United Church. She served in many capacities within the church, including Sunday School, membership, worship and President of United Church Woman, of which she was a lifelong member. When she joined First Wesley in 2015, Arlene served as a member of the Pastoral Care Committee. She also volunteered at West Thunder Community Centre for several years.

She was a cheerful, loving and kind woman, and will be deeply missed by all of those who knew her.

Arlene is survived by her children Daniel (Lori), Betty Ann (Brent) Sutherland, David (Janis), Susan Shuplak, Margaret (Thomas) Paglaro and Alison (Rankin) MacDonald of Sooke, BC; grandchildren Ashley, Carly (Ron Frost), Chelsey (Jen Scott), Evan (Carolyn) Sutherland of New Zealand and Cory Sutherland (Brittany Kavcar), Brendan (Kayla), Erin (Murray Magill), Stuart and Adam Shuplak, Derek Maki and Emma, Quinn and Claudia MacDonald of Sooke, BC as well as great-children Brayden and Olivia Frost, Charlotte and James Hardick. She is also survived by her sisters Karen (Robert) Davis and Marlane Allan (John) of Ladysmith, BC; brother Frederick (Cathy) Oliver of Toronto and sister-in-law Isobel Oliver as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was predeceased by beloved husband, Robert “Bob”; her parents Olivia Oliver Tennant and James Oliver; her in-laws Charles and Una Hardick; sister Marilyn (Wayne) Lemcke, brother James Oliver and sister-in-law Vera (George) Kearney.

A private family graveside service for Arlene will take place at a later date in Mountainview Cemetery. Should friends so desire, donations made in her memory to First-Wesley United Church or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street at James.
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    Private Family Graveside Services
  • Interment

    Mountainview Cemetery
    Out Hwy 61, right to Broadway Ave


Donations are being accepted for: FIRST-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH.


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Susan shaw

Posted at 04:44pm
Arlene was an enthusiastic member of our GOG dinners every month. She was loved by all. There will be an empty chair at our table. We were blessed to have her as a friend.

Joanne Kranyak

Posted at 06:43pm
Hardick Family
Sincere condolences to all of your family. I know how much Arlene valued and loved her family, she spoke of you often. I enjoyed getting to know Arlene better over the last few years at First-Wesley. I worked with her on numerous committee's and celebrations and she was a most thoughtful, hard working, caring and faithful woman. Sincere sympathies to the family. May Arlene's spirit live on through your family and your memories. Joanne Kranyak

Roberta Wolfe

Posted at 09:48pm
So sorry to hear that Arlene passed away. I knew her through Knox Church, and my Mother in law Helen Wolfe. She was a
very hard working lady for her church families. Not many people can say they had two church families. Roberta Wolfe

George & Mary Olson

Posted at 02:16pm
Our sincere condolences to Arlene's family. Many fond memories of time spent with Arlene & Bob in the early part of our marriage.
Mary & George Olson

Anne Downie

Posted at 12:19pm
I worked many years ago with Arlene in the Occupational Therapy Department of Westmount Hospital. She was such a lovely person to work with, and so capable. I haven’t seen her for many years but still remember her lovely smiles & assistance. She often spoke of her family. She will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Anne Downie

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