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John Harder

John Richard Harder

Monday, March 23rd, 1942 - Sunday, September 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Harder, John Richard:

Passed away on September 20, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, ON at the age of 78.
Dear husband of Elizabeth "Liz" Harder (nee: Miller) for 53 years. Loving father of: Melissa (David) Plouffe of Calgary and Richard (Andrea McKenna) Harder of Oakville. Lovingly missed by his grandchildren: Aidan, Christopher, Reigan and Matthew.

He is survived by his sisters: Donna Sills (the late Ron Sills and the late Bill Klopp) of Kitchener, Mary Joan (Clive) Rigby of Conestogo and Beth (Mike) Voll of St. Agatha. Predeceased by his parents: John and Anna Harder and his sister Marilyn Harder.

He is dearly missed by his brothers-in-law: Donald (Louann) Miller, Joe (Marjorie) Miller and his sisters-in-law: Marilyn (the late John) Foster, Anne (Don) Brubacher, Angela (Paul) Beckner and Pat (Mike) Ennis. He is sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

John worked in the electrical department at Sutherland-Schultz for 36 years.

John's first love was his family. He enjoyed fishing, canoeing and going camping at the lake. John also enjoyed golfing, trips to Florida, and in recent years, time spent at the K-W Seniors Day Program, where he continued to participate in his love of games, dancing and music.

A private family service will take place at the Henry Walser Funeral Home (507 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON, 519-749-8467), with Very Reverend Monsignor Edward Sheridan officiating. John's family invites you to join the service via livestream on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming
There will be a memorial Mass at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo/Wellington or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

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gmgrundy@yahoo.com

Posted at 10:24pm
Dear Richard, Pat and I have been away up north at OTF at our trailer and I missed the obituary notice in the Record. I have memories of you and your Dad camping with Reigan and Aidan. These were special times. Pat and I want to tell you that we are praying for all of you in this time of grief. Please pass on our sympathies to your mother, Andrea and Aidan and Reigan.
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Helmut Armknecht

Posted at 10:43pm
My heart felt condolences to the family and friends. John will be missed by many.A true gentleman,always a kind and caring soul.
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Please accept my condolences, Heather Miller

Posted at 11:43am
My thoughts are with you Aunt Liz, Melissa and Richard. Uncle John had the most wonderful smile it was infectious.
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William Plouffe

Posted at 11:35am
The service for John was beautiful and most fitting for a man of faith. May the peace of the Lord be with the family.

Bill and Joan Plouffe
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Patti Walsh

Posted at 08:46pm
Dear Aunt Liz, Melissa and Richard,

We send our deepest sympathies at this very sad time. Uncle John was an amazing guy! Always a bright smile, so much knowledge and expertise to share. We know that the love and memories you share will carry you through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Patti, John and family.
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