Richard Butcher HARDS

Passed away peacefully at home with Jean by his side, surrounded by family and love on June 3, 2023

In his 104th year

Dearly loved and loving husband of Jean for 67 years

Loved and respected father of Pamela and Andrew Whitson, Susan and Vince Loving, Janene and Jack O’Connor, Keith and Andrea.

Adored Pa of Shanelle, Rhys, Lucinda; Nick, Georgia; Alex, Rachel; Ashlee, Paige, Jake and their partners.

Proud Great Pa of Gracie, Hugh, Reign and Vincent.

Private family Funeral

Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage to offer tributes and condolences and to access the Service Recording which will be available from 2pm on Wednesday June 7, 2023.


Funeral Notice



  1. Remembering with love my wonderful Brother in law, a man who had it all, the best of mankind. With love to Jean and Family from Elaine and all the family.

    Elaine Hards June 8, 2023
  2. Dear Aunty Jean & families,
    Our sincere condolences to all on the passing of Uncle Dick.
    A life well lived..
    John & Carmel

    Carmel Hards June 7, 2023
  3. Uncle Dick 💙 all the memories that I have of you the one that has forever stayed with me is
    “If you don’t take your hypol you will fall off the horse” and yep I did fall off & every time we visited I made sure I took the hypol.
    I can assure you it’s a taste I’ll never forget and definitely a memory I’ve always had.
    Aunty Jean, Pam, Susan, Janene & Keith what a beautiful service you held for Uncle Dick he would be so proud of you all.
    sending my love to you all love always Wendy xx
    RIP Uncle Dick

    Wendy Cramp (Reed) June 7, 2023
  4. Dear Jean and family Deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Dick. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. He was a true gentlemen and great neighbor. Rest in peace Joyce Soulsby and Darryl and Shirley Rowe ❤

    Shirley Rowe June 7, 2023
  5. To my darling sister Jean, I’m truly sorry that I couldn’t be there today to help comfort you and the family, Dick will be sadly missed by everyone. He would be so proud of the service that was done for him today. Sending my love and prayers to you always love Rhonis & Eddie xxx

    Rhonis Reed June 7, 2023
  6. Wonderful memories of Dick from his Greyhound racing days. Deepest Sympathy to Jean and family at this sad time. A long and beautiful life well lived. Love Helen and Frank Harney.

    Frank Harney June 7, 2023
  7. On the passing of such a great man, such a legend throughout the community. May he rest in peace. Condolences to all the family.

    Chris and Flo Philp

    Chris Philp June 7, 2023
  8. It was with great sadness I learned of Dicks passing but what a positive and wonderful life . I feel if you looked up the definition of a gentleman I’m sure you would find Dicks name there . Jean please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences .
    Pam , Sue ,Janene ,Keith and your extended family’s my thoughts are with you all at this time . Dick may be gone but he lives in your hearts and memories forever.
    Rest in peace Dick
    Roy Mapleson

    Roydon Mapleson June 6, 2023
  9. We only got to know Mr. Hards and his amazing wife Jean recently as new neighbours. Incredibly, he was a veteran of World War II and the New Guinea conflict, besides being a lovely man. Being connected to the Army ourselves for many years, we say, “rest easy soldier, your tour of duty is done”. All our best for Jean and the family.

    June and David Frost June 6, 2023
  10. Too my dearest pa the best role model any person could wish to have, you will be greatly missed but even more so greatly remembered as one of the few true gentlemen to walk the earth forever in our hearts with love nick and Natalie

    Nick June 6, 2023
  11. To Jean and Family, our hearts go out to you all at this sad time .Dick was a beautiful man a true gentleman.
    Noellene and Ian Campbell

    Noellene Campbell June 6, 2023
  12. My sincerest thoughts of love and support are with you all after the passing of your husband Jean, your Dad Pam,Sue,Keith and Janene,your Pa and Great Pa. What a life !! Simply an incredible achievement.

    Mandy O'Neill June 5, 2023
  13. To the family – Mr Hards was a beautiful man – a true gentleman – as a family you have all inherited his gift to love and be loved … we are thinking of you all
    Much Love from Adelaide …
    Michelle, Leigh and Henry

    Michelle Hauber June 5, 2023
  14. Our deepest sympathy to Jean and all the Hards families. Dick was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed.
    Barry Andrea Smith and family
    Rest in Peace

    Andrea SMITH June 5, 2023