Eugene Paul Harder

On September 27th at 1:47 am, Eugene breathed his last appointed breath on earth and passed into glory, surrounded by his loving family. He was married for 59 years to his dear wife, Sonia, and is survived by her and their daughters, Melanie (John Reid), Charlotte (Steve van Dop), and Cynthia (Barry Davison), 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Eugene loved the Lord with his whole heart and pastored for many years in Nanaimo, Mission, North Vancouver, and Vernon. Eugene also designed and built custom homes and churches. He will be remembered as a man full of love, laughter, and life, who built a legacy of faith and passion for the Lord, His Church and family. In his own words, from one of his books, he writes, “My chief mission in life is to glorify God, enjoy Him forever, and finish life well.”

We are thankful to our mother for her selfless love and devotion to our father to the very end. The family is grateful for the loving care from Dr. Burns and the team of health care workers that came daily for the past 5 years.

Psalm 116:15 – Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Memorial service at Maple Ridge Baptist Church, Friday, October 12th at 1:00 pm.

Memorial Donations may be made to Woman Care Pregnancy Centre, womancarepc.ca.

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  1. Sonia, Melanie, Charlotte and Cynthia and families. Sorry that I couldn’t attend the memorial for your special man . Eugene was a great man and was a reaching for the stars guy (eternal optimist). He was the one who helped me discover what I wanted to do with my future and I’ll always love my hammer, tape measure and drafting tools, he was indeed a great inspiration to me. My condolences to you all as we look forward to the day when we will all meet again.

  2. Our deepest condolences go out to Aunt Sonia and her family. Uncle Eugene was a special human being who gave of himself in a variety of ways. He touched so many lives and will not be forgotten. Take comfort in this knowledge and the fact that he is now in the presence of the God he served faithfully throughout his life.
    Emily & Abram Toews

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