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Memorable Manitobans: Jackson Alexander “Jack” Hardy (1924-2006)

Accountant, MLA (1969-1971).

Born at Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1924, son of Martha and Duff Hardy, during the Second World War, he served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was an accountant at the Fort William grain elevator before being transferred to Winnipeg in 1950, settling in St. Vital. Some years later he joined the provincial government as the administrator of the Provincial Sales Tax. He served as an Alderman and Mayor of St. Vital (1967-1970), and in the 1969 provincial general election was elected to the Legislative Assembly, serving a single term. In December 1970, he moved to Terrace, British Columbia to work as Assistant City Manager there, resigning his legislative seat in mid-February 1971. He and wife Cathie Murray (married in 1945) had two daughters. He died at Vernon, BC on 22 August 2006.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 2006.

Just One Vote: From Jim Walding’s Nomination to Constitutional Defeat by Ian Stewart, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2009, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2017

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