July 1, 2014
Jean Hardy, 1926-2014
Jean Hardy, formerly a Canton resident and a longtime member of Laurentian Chapter, died in Elizabethtown on May 27. She was 88. Jean and her husband, Jack, were active in the Laurentian chapter almost from its beginning. They led canoe and ski trips, particularly, but Jean was also an active cyclist and sailor. She climbed all the 46 Adirondack high peaks and probably spent more time in the woods solo (or with her dog) than anyone we know. She and Jack summered on the St. Lawrence River. In 2001 they moved to Saranac Lake, where Jack died in 2007. Jean remained a paddler and a skier until her death. Donations to the trail fund in her memory are invited, by check to “Adirondack Mountain Club” and sent to Mary Jane Watson, PO Box 387 South Colton, NY, 13687 for collection and presentation in late July on behalf of the chapter.
Jul 1, 2014: Jean Hardy, 1926-2014