|9 Aug 2022|
|Passing of friends|
Anthony Leslie Hardy was born in 1930 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia as it was then called.
He attended Junior school at Ruzawi in Marondellas and then went to Bishops in Cape Town where he matriculated in 1947. When he was not at Bishops he would go and stay with his grandmother on what was then Bergvliet Farm (he would always tell us that at that time it was a farm – nothing else!)
After school he studied Law at Oxford University in the UK returning to S. Rhodesia, as it then was, where after doing National Service he started his law career at Honey and Blanckenberg. He then joined Scanlen and Holderness and served as Senior Partner for a number of years before retiring in 1987.
From about 1957 he lived together with his family in Ruwa near Harare where he was at various times actively involved in the community including serving on the council of St Mark’s Church, serving as Chairman of Ariel School Board and President of Ruwa Country Club for a number of years.
In the early 2000’s he moved to Fish Hoek, Cape Town where he lived until 2013 when he moved to Johannesburg to be closer to his children.
Outside of his work he very much enjoyed all that life had to offer. On the sporting front he was a keen golfer and at one stage a good tennis player. He had a creative flair and loved painting, playing the piano and singing. We will always remember him for his wonderful sense of humour and the fun he brought to every occasion.
He passed away on 5th June at the age of 92 after fracturing his hip and succumbing to the effects of the operation.
He is survived by Jennifer his wife of 67 years and his 3 children Diana, Martin and Anthony.
(Obituary written by his son, Ant Hardy)
"When you are in the presence of a great man you walk away feeling great" - said of Raymond Ackerman by a former ODU Cha… More...
"This morning I announce to you the sad news that the former Patron of the OD Union, OD and well-known and widely loved … More...
Here are five that you may know. More...