Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Horace Henry Bardwell

Male 1914 - 1999  (85 years)


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  • Name Horace Henry Bardwell 
    Born 27 Jan 1914  Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Business Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Satellite Motel 
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    Hicks, J. (2018). Cambridge Famous Hespeler Road rocket ship is looking for new launch pad. KitchenerPost.ca. Retrieved 28 September 2018, from https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8931172-cambridge-s-famous-hespeler-road-rocket-ship-is-looking-for-new-launch-pad/
    Interesting business, life story 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-404917 
    Died 4 Jul 1999  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 9 Jul 1999  Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I404917  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Verda Herman,   b. CA 1917,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Beverly Bardwell
     2. George Bardwell
     3. Bonnie Bardwell
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F266949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Satellite Motel - - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jul 1999 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Jul 1999 - Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BARDWELL, Horace (Short) - Passed away peacefully in his sleep early Sunday July 4, 1999 of a heart attack at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. He was born in Chester, Nova Scotia, raised in Lowstoff, England and came to Galt in 1928. He will be remembered for opening the first Canadian Tire Store in Galt in 1936, from 1939 to 1945 he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Flying Instructor and later Transport Command from England to the Continent, on returning home to Galt he was a Squadron Leader and Commanding Officer of the Galt Air Cadets for many years. He was involved with the Galt Minor Hockey Association and the Galt Terriers Senior Hockey Team and their Allan Cup Championship in 1961. After selling the Canadian Tire in 1960, he pioneered Galt Business on the Hespeler Highway (Hwy. #24), when he built the Satelitte Motel which was the first of many to follow, other business interests included the first Toyota Dealership in Galt in 1964 and a Marina on Rice Lake in 1968. He was also a member of the Galt Kiwanis Club and the Galt Curling Club. He is survived by his wife Verda (nee Herman), three children Beverly and Bill Adams of Waterloo, George and Susan Bardwell of Cambridge and Bonnie and Bob Dechene of St. Albert, Alberta, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His passing on the weekend of Canada's 132nd Birthday is a reminder of his love of and service to his country and community. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 9, 1999 at 2 pm at Memory Gardens, Victoria Street (Hwy. #7), Breslau.

      Cambridge Reporter - Jul 1999

  • Sources 
    1. [S967] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Cambridge Reporter (1973-2003), Obituary of Horace (Short) Bardwell - Jul 1999.