Maryanne Angela Hardman

August 22, 1963May 4, 2014
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It is with extreme sadness that we announce the much too soon passing of Maryanne Angela Hardman. Maryanne led a fulfilling life that touched many people; she was highly regarded for her kindness and thoughtfulness as well as her quirky sense of humour and love of life. Within her circle of family and friends, she was often the one who made sure everyone was looked after and doing well; she never wanted anyone to feel left out. As a leading investment advisor at CIBC Wood Gundy, she recently achieved the distinction of Executive Council (EPC). She considered her clients as her extended ‘family’ and she had over 120 families that she cared deeply about. Maryanne had a passion for excitement, fitness and fun. She loved driving her scooter, swimming on the Masters’ swim team and flying her plane. She so loved flying, which was evident by her big smiles every time she went up, that she affectionately nicknamed her plane ‘Bug’. Maryanne’s devotion to her favourite past time extended past Stanley Airport, which she held in high esteem. On her death, she was working tirelessly to get the former Shearwater Airport open for general aviation. And when Maryanne set her mind on something, there was no stopping her enthusiasm.

Education was important to Maryanne and she was proud of her achievements: University of Toronto – BA (1996), Canadian Investment Manager - CIM (1998), Derivatives Fundamental Course (1999), Options Licensing Course (2000) and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute - FCSI (2000).

She valued community and shared her talents volunteering with many worthwhile organizations such the Stanley Airport, the Rotary Club and the YWCA.

Maryanne was the youngest of four girls and always the organizer of memorable events. Her most engaging moments are being in front of the karaoke machine with her sisters and many friends, attempting to sing Elvis.

Maryanne will be missed by her beloved husband, Bill; father, George Fletcher, Fredericton; sisters, Kathy Attis (Ed Backman), Halifax, Pam Fletcher (Peter Lafferty), Fredericton, and Joanne Fletcher (Rod MacDonald), Fredericton; niece, Leah Attis, Boston, MA, her father- and mother-in-law, Bill Hardman Sr. and Lea, Halifax; brother-in-law, Clayton (Keri); nieces and nephew, William and Sarah Hardman, Halifax, Jennifer Albert (Eric Albert) and grandniece Ava Albert, Bathurst. Maryanne is predeceased by her daughter, Junior Madeleine Hardman; mother, Madeleine Fletcher and sister-in-law, Paige Crawley.

The family will receive visitors at J.A. Snow Funeral Home (339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax) on Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm, each day. Funeral service will be held at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church (5522 Russell Street, corner of Russell and Gottingen Street, Halifax) at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 9. A reception will follow the service in the church hall at Saint Mark’s Church. Interment to be held at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredericton, NB.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Parkinson Society Canada Parkinson Society Maritime Region 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 150 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 2C2

Toll free: 1-800-663-2468 Phone: 1-902-422-3656 Fax: 1-902-422-3797 or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Funeral Home Friday, May 9, 2014

Maryanne Angela Hardman

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David Foster

May 16, 2014

Bill, I was truly sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing. While I only met her once, she impressed me as an amazing woman. My thoughts are with you.

Jack Kaulback

May 16, 2014

I meet Maryanne only once, at the Stanley airport. This was about 4 years ago. I had read a short article about her organizing the fly in and felt I wanted to meet her. I spoke to her for only a few minutes and told her that my Dad served there for a short time during the war. She said, "Just a minute" and darted away and came back with a little airplane pin for me, which I am looking at now. She had an amazing positive effect on people. My condolences to her family and many friends.

Denise (MacDonald) Crowell

May 12, 2014

Dear Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing. I had the honour of swimming with her for a number of years and she truly was such an amazing person. She had a warm and welcoming way about her that made you feel as if you'd known her forever. I'm so sorry for your loss of such a special person who has touched so many hearts.

Lise Kinsman

May 11, 2014

I have worked with Maryanne for the past 8 years, some of which I was her assistant. Maryanne always challenged me, but complimented me greatly. You never knew what type of story she was going to tell you when she approached your desk. She will truly be missed.

Dianne & Luke Kelly

May 11, 2014


I was shocked to realize that Maryanne was the person in the news story. So very sad for all of you. When I read about her life, it was clear that she challenged herself, used her time well and fulfilled many of her dreams. That is a lesson for us all. My heart goes out to you and your siblings as you come to terms with losing her so suddenly and at such a young age. I will pray that consolation of faith will help sustain you and give you peace.

Paul Girard

May 10, 2014

Farewell to my swim buddy - God speed.

Bill Shea

May 10, 2014


I was shocked and saddened to here of the tragic loss of Maryanne. While I only met her on a couple of occasions she was always very warm and friendly. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We are currently out of the country and unable to attend the service, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bill & Carmel Shea

Maureen Bell

May 9, 2014

Dear Hardman and Fletcher families, The picture of Maryanne in the paper brought us to this sad news. I have learned that you Pam and your family are relatives. Your grandfather Joe was my grandmother's (Charlotte) favorite brother. All these years and I did not connect the dots - we are cousins. I regret not getting to know the Fletcher family sooner. Bill our son flies for Porter Air in Halifax. We hope to get to visit with you someday soon. You and yours are in our hearts and prayers, Maureen & Richard Bell

Karen Cook

May 9, 2014

So sorry for your loss...cherish and hold the fond memories close, and they will help you through. Maryanne was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing her and will continue to touch hearts. Tears will pass so happy memories can be held close to your heart. Love Karen Rempel (Cook)

May 9, 2014

Dear Bill:
I read about your wife in the Saint John paper. My heart goes out to you during this tragic loss. I realize there is nothing I could say to make it any easier but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Melody Mullen