HARDY Barbara Olive Christina (nee Houghton) May 25, 1920 - July 18, 2006 Barbara was born in Crossfield, Alberta. Survived by her daughters, Christina (Tina) Thring of Cremona and Cheryl (Sherry) Hardy of Cochrane; by her grandchildren, Elizabeth (Shane) Dutenhoffer and Thomas Hardy; and her great-granddaughter Heather Dutenhoffer. She is also survived by her brothers, Frank (Joyce) Houghton and Jim (Margie) Houghton and numerous nieces and nephews. Barb was predeceased by her husband Thomas Hardy, son-in-law Howard Thring and grandson Wesley Thring. Barb was a lady who loved being on the farm. Horses and kids were her passion, she was everybody's "Mom" or "Gramma" and welcomed everyone and everything into her home. You could never leave until you had something to eat which no one refused. She was always happy and did not think twice about volunteering for everything. The suppers at all of the local dances had her special touch. She will be deeply missed by all of her many friends and relatives. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Care, 302 Quigley Drive, Cochrane, AB on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Bethany Care, 302 Quigley Drive, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X9 or Big Hill Lodge, No. 98 Carolina Drive, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X5 or Alberta 4H Foundation, No. 200, 7000 - 103 Street Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com . FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 297-0888.