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Terence Laing Hardy (Terry)

1932 - 2024

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  1. Please accept our sincerest condolences on loss of Hardy-san.
    We enjoyed a lot of good old days together in Tokyo.

    Masao Hayashi
  2. As a dear friend and neighbour to Terry and Greter for over 30 years so sad I can’t make it to the funeral away on holiday. Terry been a great friend for over 30 years sharing many stories and allowing me to read all his articles that he’s written over the years. The time we spent researching the church together and the many occasions we spent in each other’s Gardens. Will treasure the many photos that he gave me over the years and so glad I managed to visit him in hospital towards the end. Together sadly we both watched our wives deteriorating over the years. Will miss you Terry and our long chats together. Your dear friend Peter

    Peter buckle
  3. Terry became a friend of the whole community at Halley Primary School, which is in Stepney in east London. He arrived at the school one day following a walk-about, having discovered that it had been built on the site of the school where his great grandfather, Peter, used to teach.

    He developed a close bond with the pupils, who looked upon him as a good friend who regularly visited their classrooms and assemblies. They loved listening to his stories. He and Greta sent Christmas gifts to the children and he sent photographs of wildlife and nature that he thought they would find interesting.
    As Headteacher, I was delighted to welcome him. His visits enriched the life of the school and we all looked forward to seeing or hearing from him.
    When we developed the school library Terry and Sarah came along to photograph the pupils reading in their new space. Their beautiful portraits were duly framed and hung to decorate the walls.

    I developed a close friendship with Terry which continued after I retired and moved from east London to North Yorkshire. We chatted regularly on the phone until shortly before his final journey to hospital.

    My thoughts and condolences are with Greta, Sarah, Jo and all Terry’s family who no doubt feel his loss deeply. I am thankful for his friendship and the richness and colour that he added to my life and those of many young people in east London.

    Wendy Otterburn-Hall - former Headteacher of Halley Primary School.
  4. Remembering many happy times spent with both Terry & Greta at The Forest Inn on Dartmoor. Some wonderful New Year’s Eves with all the gang. And many fun lunches since at ‘Badgers’ and The Scott Arms. A wonderful photographer & raconteur. You will be missed.

    Our thoughts and condolences are with Greta and all the family.

    Alan & Julia Selwood
  5. When we went to Kagosima on business,you ate Raw-chiken. This experience was unforgettable event for you. In the UK,you had been a great help and I can’t thank you enough.
    Please accept my sincerest condolences. May Hardy-san in peace.

  6. So many thanks to your kindness, Hardy-san. We all love your sense of humor.
    Over 40years ago, in BYKK(Japanese branch of Beecham Pharmaceutical Company) Hardy-san spent times not only just work but also enjoyable activities with us. To go to Izakaya(Japanese pub) ,mini trips and Tokyo Disney Land. I remember he like Dixieland jazz music.
    When my family went to UK and visited ‘Badgers’ Hardy-san and Greta-san took us to the adventure farm and sea shore. They brought spade and bucket so that our small children could play in the sand. Off cause they were very happy! At night he took Kazushi(my husband) to go to a pub near ‘Badgers’.
    He showed me beautiful countryside scenery of England. When he was in Much Hadham he took care of the Foxley Hotel in Bishop’s Stortford near Harlow for Japanese Staff on Business. I liked that lovely small hotel, and I think so as other members. On the other hand he made me to see the play “EVITA” with Sarah-san. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you Sarah-san for took me to the play.
    All of my family will miss you Hady-san .
    Please accept our sincerest condolence to Greta-san and all the family.

  7. I would like to send my deepest condolences on the loss of Hardy san.
 It was a shock to hear the unexpected news of his passing.
 He was my boss in the UK, master of life, and a fun drinking companion after work.He made a huge contribution to the success of the SE team in the Beecham Japan. I and my colleague are privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him.

    Please accept my sincerest sympathies to his family.

    Yoshi Koshima
  8. I would like to send my deepest condolences on the loss of Hardy san.
 It was a shock to hear the unexpected news of his passing.
 He was my boss in the UK, master of life, and a fun drinking companion after work.He made a huge contribution to the success of the SE team in the Beecham Japan. I and my colleague are privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him.

    Here is a camera discount store called Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo. He went to Yodobashi Camera every time he came to Japan because of his hobby of photography.
    There he always developed a disease called “Grabitis”. It’s a disease that if you have a favourite camera or lens, you’ll grab it and you won’t be able to release it. This disease is infectious and has also infected me. Now this disease is a memorable disease for me.

    Please accept my sincerest sympathies to his family

    Yoshi Koshima
  9. Hardy san, It’s very hard to accept the sad news. I would like to thank you for your kindness and friendliness you did show to us old Beecham colleagues when we work and even after leaving the company. Please rest in peace, we will never forget you.

    Yuriko Kurosawa
  10. Terry was a colleague of mine at Beecham. He played a significant part in the development and registration of several important new prescription medicines, including Augmentin. He was a delightful and charismatic man to work with and he had a wonderful sense of humour. I always enjoyed his company, particularly on trips to Japan, where he was held in high regard. My thoughts are with Greta and the family.

    Tim Melton
  11. I have lovely memories of my Uncle Terry from my childhood. He was always good fun, had a great sense of humour and a wonderful red beard! I remember in particular playing darts with him and stories from his adventures, particularly in Japan.

    Paul Webber
  12. Terry Hardy was a most remarkable man. We most remember him from his days visiting Beecham Yakuhin in Japan. He endeared himself to many of our Japanese colleagues, some of whom thought he resembled one of the Seven Dwarfs, with his ruddy, bushy beard and bald on top! Over several years he played a pivotal role in helping to bring Augmentin, an important penicillin antibiotic, to approval by the Japanese health authority.
    He was a businessman of his times, a colourful character with a wealth of diverse experience, rather different from the typical top managers of today who seem grey by comparison. He lived a most extraordinary life to the full which, for subsequent generations, he documented in remarkable detail both in words and in his photography.
    We consider it a privilege to have known, worked with and loved such a man. May he rest in peace.

    Mike and Sumiko Ferris
  13. Thank you Terry for all you(and Greta) did over the years at St James’ Church:- The booklet about the church, the post cards and especially the lovely exhibition photos that have been displayed several times and appreciated by many.
    It was lovely to meet Jo last week at York House. You are all very much in my prayers, so sorry I can’t be with you on 19th June.
    May you know God’s comfort at this time .
    Judy Forgan

    Judy Forgan
  14. With many happy memories of a big character and a full life well lived.
    We send our love

    Fiona and Andrew Woolf
  15. I always enjoyed our family trips: whether to Much Hadham, Weenie Welrose or Badgers. My favourite was the annual pilgrimage to watch the Cowes-Torquay .powerboat race from Durlston lighthouse. You were always good company and had so many diverse interests and talents! I have prescribed a lot of Augmentin, and every time I do, I do so with pride.
    Rest in peace, Uncle Terry.
    Lots of love

    Lisa Webber Teoh
  16. Lovely memories and a very sad loss. We will miss him greatly.

  17. Remembering Terry, a great colleague and a great friend for over 65 years.

  18. With many happy memories of a fun Uncle, a big personality,
    great sense of humour – (always a story! ) – talented and with so many interests, researching the family history , photography and many more. Sadly missed, Uncle Terry.
    With love, Jane, Barbara, Adrian and Nigel.

    Jane and Barbara

Service Details

Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 11:00
St James Church, Kingston,
James Smith Funeral Directors

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