HARDER, Gene Wayne
December 24, 1953 – November 30, 2011
It is with sadness that we announce the untimely death of Gene Wayne Harder (57 years) after losing his battle with cancer. Gene leaves behind his wife of 24 years Janine (nee Casavant), sons Guy ( Marie), Max (Kelsey) and grandson Aidan. Gene is survived by two sisters, Sharon (Merv) Kabernick, Alvina (Maurice) Culter and two brothers Tony (Susan) and Gary (Carol) Harder of Campbell River along with other caring family members and treasured friends.
Gene spent the last few years volunteering for the BC cancer agency, driving the van to Victoria, the Habitat for Humanity projects, working in Sante Fe New Mexico, the Salvation Army by providing a hamper for a needy family each year, supporting the Haiti disaster through the tents for Haiti Campaign, serving at the community Christmas dinner and supporting the BC Children’s hospital. He also gave generously to other charities his time and financial support.
We wish to thank Dr. Wiens and Dr. Winter for their compassionate care and support along with Home Care Nursing. A special thank you goes to some very close friends for their unconditional support through this journey and beyond.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favourite charity. A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 5th at 11:00A.M. At the Courtenay Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the lower hall of the Catholic Church. Father Marek attending.