Passing of Larry (Lawrence) Harding

Passing of Larry (Lawrence) Harding

The OGMA Board of Directors is sad to share the news that Larry Harding, founder of Harding Glass and Mirror, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the age of 93.

Larry was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Frances Harding (nee Borisenko).

Larry was a loving father to Ruth, Cliff (Lisa), and Paul (Doreen), and daughter-in-law Susan. He was a cherished grandpa of Desiree, Andrea, Grace, William, Jennifer, Evan, and the late Sarah. Larry was predeceased by his brothers Ed, Dennis, and Glen.

Larry was the proud owner of Harding Glass & Mirror Ltd., since 1981. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, family, and many friends.

Service Details:

Visitation: Tuesday, August 15, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Funeral: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.
Ward Funeral Home, “Weston Chapel”
2035 Weston Road
Toronto, ON M9N 1X7

For funeral details, please visit Larry’s Tribute Page at The family has provided the opportunity to livestream the service, so that you may participate from the comfort of your home.

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