Harden, Edward - December 19, 1946 – December 9th, 2020, entered into rest, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 73 years.
Edward Floyd Harden was born to parents Floyd and Margret Harden (nee Rann) in Biggar, Saskatchewan. Dad was also raised in Biggar, where he occasionally, raised a little hell. He moved to various places over the years, until he met the love of his life, Mary Lenko, in Prince Albert in 1976. Where she was able to settle him down enough to start a family.
Dad had interesting jobs over the years that include, The Rann Family Bakery, Biggar Hotel, Wright’s Garage, bootlegging, CN, Pulp and Paper Mills, Par Industries, commercial cleaning, and RAM Industries. Along with these interesting jobs, came the most interesting stories. These stories made for great conversation, while sitting down having a beer.
Dad moved to Canora, Saskatchewan in 2003, where he lived until his sudden passing. He made numerous friends in the area, while frequenting the local establishments. He had a passion for good craftsmanship. His saying was “If you’re going to do it, you do it right”. With that being said, he was always also found rigging stuff together. He love gardening up until he was unable to keep on top of the weeds and his favorite flowers to grow were sweet peas. He loved his grandchildren very much, they usually always came to visit whether it be their spare time or at lunchtime.
Dad had a judgment free zone and no matter how you came, you left with a free conscience. Dad’s sense of humour was one like no other, some of his favorite lines included “Make sure you drink from the bottom up” or his favorite dual purpose greeting, “Where’s your summer dress?”
Dad leaves to mourn in his passing, his wife Mary Lenko, son Chris (Kim Nesbitt), son Joseph (Erica), daughter Amanda (Kevin) Medvid, daughter Donna (David) Medvid, son Donald (Chrissy Oneschuk), he will also be remembered, by his 6 siblings, brother Ken (Margaret), Bev (Willie) Rossal (Willie). Gladys (Ed) Relland, Brenda (Perry) McBee, Gerrie (Theo), Sandy (Bob) Stayner, dad also leaves behind his 6 precious grandchildren Sara, Grace, Nick, Tony, Kiara, and Jaelyn.
Dad is predeceased by his parents Floyd and Margaret Harden.
Due to provincial restrictions, a funeral service will be held at a later date, at the Canora Cemetery. Those so wishing, may make memorial donations, in memory of Ed to the Royal Canadian Legion, Biggar, Saskatchewan Branch. To leave a note of condolence for the family, please visit Wolkowski.ca
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