Dave in his favorite Stetson hat.  Late 60
Dave Harder
  • 80 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 8, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • Date of passing: Apr 24, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
You are in the hearts of many and we know you are with your Savior.

We invite you to share  your condolences on this page and lite a candle for Dave . We also invite you to share a treasured time with Dave in the stories area.  Your pictures including him are most welcome too.

We send our gratitude to all who have been reaching out with love and support  through your thoughtful and heartfelt words.


There is a memorial video located under the gallery section

and this can also be watched here



 Dave is loving remembered by Lee-ann Harder ( Bragg Creek, AB) and Dale Harder (Whitehorse, Yukon) and his Grandchildren Roy and Josh Eby ( Lee-ann)  David, Jessica, Kelli and Anthony Harder (Bruce) Tyann and Curtis Harder  Dale). His Sister Marianne  Kelowna)

Dave was predeceased by his son Bruce Harder (2006) and his brothers Ben Harder 1965, Henry Harder 2002 and George Harder 2004.

Dave is also lovingly remembered by his friend and wife Anita Harder and her family.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lee-ann Harder on 24th April 2013

"The Great Round-up

    When I think of the last great round-up,
    On the eve of eternity's dawn,
    I think of the past of the cowboys
    Who have been with us here and are gone.
    And I wonder if any will greet me
    On the sands of the evergreen shore
    With a hearty, "God bless you, old fellow,"
    That I've met with so often before.

    I think of the big-hearted fellows"

This tribute was added by Lee-ann Harder on 8th February 2013

"Happy Birthday Dad. Hope the Angels sing you some of your favorite songs today!
You are missed by many............xxxooo"

This tribute was added by Gail Larocque on 12th July 2012

"Sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. He was a comfort to my husband, BoBo especially when he was so sick in Vancouver."

This tribute was added by Morris George on 24th May 2012

"I first met Dave in 1975 after arriving in the Yukon as a 21 year old 'wet behind the ears' forest officer and an inspector for Dave's logging operation on Tagish lake.  Dave went easy on me. I learned much from him and looked forward to visiting Ten Mile Ranch.  Our paths crossed years later, only several years ago, working together with one of his business ventures.  I'm glad for that."

This tribute was added by john laudon on 17th May 2012

"The 1st year 1965? my father had students on Tagish, we were camped across the lake from Ten Mile, in the rain. On the third day we awoke to find Dave had set up a wall tent and stove for us. What had been miserable became a festival as we got warm and dry. We couldn.t get enough of Dave's  stories and soft spoken good humor.
Here was a man I wanted to be like."

This tribute was added by Kate Laudon on 16th May 2012

"When I was 11 years old, I rode with Dave in my grandfather's boat all the way from Ten Mile Ranch to Ben My Chree.  It was a great adventure for me, only one of many for my family and me over the years on Tagish Lake.  It all started with Dave Harder and his influence has been profound, not just on the Laudon family but for  decades of Wisconsin geologists. May he  Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Jim&Sherri Chapman on 30th April 2012

"Remembering all the good times we all had at Ten Mile Ranch.Sadly missed but not forgotten"

This tribute was added by Denise C-A on 30th April 2012

"I have some wonderful memories of Dave as my brother-in-law.  His sense of humour and his giggle are what I will carry with me as there aren't many men who can carry off a giggle as well as he did.  He was a man's man and a soft-hearted one who  touched us all.  We will miss you, Dave.  Enjoy your just rewards in peace."

This tribute was added by Abbey Bauer on 29th April 2012

"Dear Dave, I remember showing up at your door unannounced in tears.  You put on the kettle and listened.  You were the adult in my life when I was a teenager with a troubled home.  Thank you for loving me and blessing me with your friendship.  You were my mentor and I look forward to seeing you again.  Until that day I will remember."

This tribute was added by Lee-ann Harder on 28th April 2012

"Will miss your almost every Sunday phone calls. Glad we had the trip together in 2008 and the time together in Vancouver in 2010. Wish your departure was not quite so abrupt but I know you are free and at peace. Will say my final good byes to you on the top of a mountain because I always cherished your burst of joy everytime I called you from one of those peaks. Love you, Lee-ann"

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