The family of Anna Hardy (nee Osinchuk) is sadden by her passing Christmas Day 2011.
Anna was the eighth child in a family of 13, born January 30th 1928 in Mundare, Alberta to Ukrainian immigrants Simeon (Sam) Osinchuk and Parascevia (Frances) Osinchuk (nee Jarmoloj).
In the spring of 1947, at the age of 19 she moved to Vancouver where she found a job waitressing. She soon met Sam Hardy and in September of 1947 they were married. They moved to Vancouver Island where Sam got a job as a logger working for CanFor in Woss Lake. In 1953, their son Sam Jr. was born. Anna, unafraid of the unknown, tried everything from being an entrepreneur and owning her own coffee bar to a gas jockey in inclement coastal weather conditions, and never shied away from work of any kind.
In 1989, they retired to Black Creek after Anna suffered massive injuries in a car accident. In 2008, they decided to move to Smithers to live with their son. Anna’s husband passed away in September 2010 and in September 2011, Anna herself suffered a stroke she couldn’t recover from.
She leaves behind four sisters, Josephine Cole, Loretta Karbonik, Marie Donaldson and Tilly Boychuk and their families all from Alberta, her son Sam Hardy Jr. and daughter-in-law Mary Yelich, her grandchildren, Kyler and Tara Holmes, Logan and Jess, many, many nephews and nieces and numerous old friends. She was 83 and she is missed.