David Dale Hardy, 1934-2018

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Dale passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 83, surrounded by his devoted family.  He was predeceased by his parents George and Helen Hardy of Midale; brother George (Aletha) Hardy of Weyburn; sister Berna (Dr. Grant) Colpitts of Calgary; sister    Lorna (Jim) Metheral of Weyburn; brother Dr. Larry Hardy of Saskatoon; grandson Evan Hardy of Midale and step-grandson Dakota Brown of Midale; and Britta’s parents, Everett and Lorraine Ross.  He is survived by Britta, his loving wife of 60 years; brother Ken (Linda) Hardy of Kelowna; sister-in-law Sonja Hardy of Saskatoon; his six children: Colleen (Demetre) Polychroniou of Kelowna and their sons George and Dale; Susan (Greg) Hardy of Regina, and Susan’s sons Adam (children Jaxon and Ava) and Aaron (son Nyxon) Stettner; Bruce (Kimberley) Hardy of Midale and Kim’s children Christopher and Cassandra (baby Savannah); Roger (Carrie) Hardy of Kelowna and Roger’s children Liam, Sean and Bridget Hardy; Jeanne (Kirk) Leech of Regina and their children Benjamin and Samantha; Katherine (Doug) Thompson of Medicine Hat and their children Daphne and Charles; numerous nieces and nephews; Britta’s sisters Marilyn (Phil) Koett and Evlyn (Bill) Stants. Dale was born January 13, 1934 at Midale, Saskatchewan where he attended school and was awarded the General Proficiency Medal upon graduation. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science and Agriculture with Honours in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan. He loved and excelled at playing hockey and baseball and played hockey for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. It was while attending university that Dale met his soulmate, Britta Ross.  They were married in 1957 at Zion Lutheran Church in Saskatoon, where he also enjoyed singing in the choir. Dale worked for the National Geological Survey of Canada surveying minerals in the Northwest Territories as a summer job.  In 1961 Dale returned to the family farm in Midale to partner with his brother George and then later with his own sons.  He also worked as a consultant oilfield geologist and was a founding member of Midale Petroleums Ltd along with George Hardy, Ken Lee, Ervin Meyers, Les Meyers, and Ran Clearwater.  He enjoyed searching for oil for the next 40 years, well into retirement.   Dale was active in his community both locally and provincially.  He coached hockey for many years and served on the Midale Hospital and Credit Union Boards.  Dale was a youth leader and served as Church Council President at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the Luther College Board of Regents, the Campus Ministry Board and the University of Saskatchewan Senate. Upon retirement, he enjoyed travelling and attending cattle shows.  He was an avid reader and sports fan. Dale and Britta moved to Regina in 2014. Funeral Service for Dale was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Midale, SK, on Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Westphalia Cemetery in Midale. Family and friends so wishing may make memorial donations to Lutheran World Relief or Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Midale. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com

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