Brad Hardison obituary states that he passed away peacefully on Friday at the age of 67.
Brad was not just a resident; he was a cherished member of the community.
multitudinous people knew him as the owner of Hardison Funeral Homes, where he served with a kind heart and understanding spirit.
Brad’s life was devoted to helping and minding the people of Ransomville and nearby areas.
His part as the proprietor of the burial homes showed his compassion and empathy, as he supported families during delicate times.
In flashing back to Brad Hardison, the community reflects on his positive influence and the support he handed to families in times of grief.
In remembering Brad Hardison, the community reflects on his positive influence and support to families during grief.
His legacy as a compassionate individual and community contributor will be remembered with fondness and gratitude.
Who was Brad Hardison?
Brad was born on October 4, 1955, in Niagara Falls, NY, and was a lifelong occupant of Ransomville.
After graduating from Wilson Central High School in 1973, he attended Hudson Valley Community College Mortuary Academy, where he graduated in 1975.
He worked alongside his father, Denton Hardison, and uncle, Gerald Hardison, before ultimately taking over the family business.
Brad was an active community member, serving on St. Mary’s Hospital and Niagara Hospice boards.
He was also a 20-time member of the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the National, State, and Erie- Niagara Funeral Directors associations for over 40 times.
What happened to Brad Hardison?
Brad passed away on November 27, 2023, at 68.
His parents, Denton and Esther (nee Bradley) Hardison, as well as his first wife, Mary, and many uncles and aunts on both sides of the family, have predeceased him.
Brad’s sons, Evan Hardison and Ian Hardison, survive him.
His younger sister Paige Hardison, former wife Linda Hardison, and longtime friend and colleague Jim Ewell.
His longtime friend and companion, Colleen Jackson, and many close cousins on the Bradley and Hardison/Campbell sides.
Brad Hardison Obituary Details
Friends and community members are invited to pay their respects to Brad Hardison.
During the visitation at Hardison Funeral Homes Inc., located at 3648 Ransomville Rd. in Ransomville.
The gathering is scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd, between 2 PM and 6 PM, and will continue on Sunday, December 3rd, during the same hours.
It’s a time for individuals to unite, reminisce, and offer mutual support as they navigate this sensitive period.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 4th, at the same funeral home in Ransomville.
The Reverend Monsignor David LiPuma will lead the service, guiding everyone through a moment of remembrance and reflection.
After the funeral, Brad will find his resting place in North Ridge Cemetery, a peaceful spot where friends and family can visit to remember and honor him.
This schedule provides a chance for the community to gather, express condolences, and celebrate the life of Brad Hardison.
Tributes and condolences
Many individuals in the community have shared memories of Brad and offered their condolences since hearing of his passing.
Brad was well-known for having a kind and considerate demeanor personally and at business.
He made people feel significant and always did his best to fulfill their wishes for their loved ones.
He supported many worthy non-profits and events, including Ransomville’s annual Lighting of the Wreaths parade.
Many people have commented on Brad’s sense of humor, infectious laugh, and easy smile.
To honor Brad’s memory, please consider making contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Niagara Hospice, or the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Company.