Harding, Frank


1953 - 2019

Frank Harding Poet, Bike Mechanic and Free Spirit died of a heart attack on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the age 65.

He was the most devoted husband of Marie-Christine Richard and an outstanding father to his son Lucas.

We will all miss him for his thinking outside the box and his extremely gentle soul.

A funeral service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church 201 Main Street, North Hatley Quebec on Saturday March 16, 2019 at 2 pm.

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Marie-Christine and Lucas

I am greatly saddened by Frank's sudden passing. I knew him as a member of our writing group and his voice there will be greatly missed. He had a vital spirit and a keen wit and wrote with a kind of gravelly wisdom that remained in the soul.

My greatest sympathy to Marie-Christine and young Lucas, of whom Frank spoke often.

Nancy Branch, March 12, 2019

Marie-Christine et Lucas

Très très émus de lire la perte de Frank...que j’ai eut la chance de connaître depuis environ 25 ans. Depuis ce temps il était une “institution” à Ayers Cliff et chaque saison il “sécurisait” nos randonnées en incluant sa verve et bohommerie!
Sincères condoléances.

Daniel et Martha Blais, March 12, 2019

Marie-Christine and Lucas

So sorry for your great loss in Frank's Sudden passing. I met him only briefly, but knew him well, as it was so easy; a straight forward man, a good host , passionate about all he loved and a huge knowledge of many things.
It was so nice to be able to resonate with him on his projects and what he liked.
I will miss his company on our future visits to Quebec from Ireland.
My Deepest Sympathy and God Bless,
Chris Fawcett

Chris Fawcett , March 15, 2019

Marie Christine and Lucas

We are thinking of you today as you say goodbye to Frank. We only knew him for a short time but we will never forget the happy day we spent with you last summer. Today we will light a candle In Ireland as we remember him. With deepest sympathy from Bobbie,Chris and Patrick

Bobbie Fawcett, March 16, 2019

The family and friends of Frank Harding

So sad to learn that Frank passed away. He was a most gentle soul, always greeted everyone gently and was so helpful to many of us. For many years, we saw him ride his bike on our road everyday on his way to work, until recently. Visited his unique shop by the railroad, in Ayer's Cliff and appreciated his skills and services. Thanks for everything. He will be missed greatly.

Armande Saint-Jean (Stanstead-Est), March 17, 2019


Je viens juste d'apprendre le décès de Frank. Je suis désolée de ne pas l'avoir su, je me serais certainement rendue aux funérailles.
J'ai toujours apprécié l'aura très particulière qu'il dégageait.
Je me souviens très bien, Marie-Christine, du moment où, je répète tes mots, contre toute attente, tu m'as dit que tu formais maintenant un couple avec lui.

Bien sûr, à première vue, votre union était improbable ou plutôt, en avait l'air. Mais en y regardant bien, on sentait qu'il y avait autre chose qu'habituel, un lien indicible qui vous appartenait. Je ne t'ai pas revue depuis longtemps, je ne sais pas si ce lien était toujours aussi fort. Mais j'imagine que même avec l'usure du temps, il a été trop court pour toi et pour ton fils.
J'espère que tu pourras vivre cette brisure qui semble avoir été aussi subite que brutale avec la sérénité qu'il aurait souhaitée pour vous deux.


Michèle Gérin, March 17, 2019

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