Reginald George Hardie (OS OS 1957)
Stockport Grammar School is saddened to report that Old Stopfordian Reginald George Hardie (OS 1957) passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, 7th April 2020.
Reg Hardie’s good friend and fellow Old Stopfordian Derek Morton shared the news with us, along with a fitting tribute to Reg, as follows:
I share with you sad news of the death of Reg Hardie (left School in 1956/7) in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 7th April) after a long illness which typically he had borne stoically and without complaining. After leaving School he went on to be a successful chartered accountant, and in due course a board member and sometimes chairman of a number of companies. Reg married Chris in the early 60s and had 3 children Reg, Jamie and Victoria who all went to SGS. Latterly Reg married Diana Slater, widow of Eric also an Old Stop who after many happy years cared for him until his death.
Whilst at School he played 1st team cricket and football, and afterwards, football for Old Stops and cricket for what is now called Stockport Trinity. Reg was also President of the OSA but I can’t remember which year. The current chairman of Trinity said to me today:- “Reg remains the only bowler in the history of the club to have taken all 10 wickets in an innings. He was deceptively good, bowling lots of varied deliveries and getting a great deal of turn. I loved playing with him and there was always fun when he was around”
That sums up Reg who has been a close friend of mine for more than 70 years.
Here are a couple of photos of Reg, shared by Derek:
Reg receiving a Trinity CC Club Cap at the Trinity CC Awards Evening in 2017.
Reginald Hardie was President of the Old Stopfordians’ Association in 1987, the year of Stockport Grammar School’s Quincentenary.