Condolence: I first met Hartley while a student at RCC in the late sixties and early seventies. I was introduced to him by Chuck Coutts, his predecessor as President. This was at the time it was transitioning from being part of Teleflex, under the direction of Bob Poulter, to being owned by Chuck and Chris Dobson. Hartley was truly an education professional who provided me with much guidance over the decades. I will miss him.
Condolence: Hartley was my mentor and friend. He was an amazing listener and cared more about the Career College sector than anyone I know. I will remember him for his wit, his caring and his amazing talent of saying exactly what was needed at the exact right time. John and I send our condolences to Peggy and family.
We were deeply saddened to learn of Hartley's death. Hartley was a lovely person with a keen intelligence and a great sense of humour who was always friendly and helpful. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Condolence: I learned yesterday from son Blair via Paul Kitchen the sad news of the passsing of a good friend and former colleague who I admired more than a few words can express. He was a huge asset to our work on the NACC board, lending credibility to the industry and influencing regulators. After our working day was complete, he was a fun guy to be with. Joan enjoyed her association with you folks and was happy to have Hartley as a guest at our home in Saskatoon. He will be missed by us all.
Condolence: Dear Peggy,
I was very sorry to learn of Hartley's passing. We all met many years ago in Quebec and lost touch as our families grew and we moved to different areas in Ontario. I especially remember Hartley’s kindness, his story telling and his wonderful sense of humour. May you find comfort in your memories and in family and friends.
With sincere sympathy,
My heart goes out to you for your loss. It is so sad...
I met Hartley after only five years in Canada. I hoped one day I would have the opportunity to tell him how he influenced my understanding of Canadian life...
I remember our conversations in 401 club, or in Huntsville or even quick exchange of news during the brake time.
What a remarkable Canadian, actually, what a remarkable man he was – open-minded, tolerant, wise and with a great sense of humour. I really enjoyed working in RCC, his brainchild.
I am lucky to have met him and he will always live in my memory.
Condolence: In and around 1986-88 Hartley invited me to join RCC College division and I very much enjoyed the next 20 years - especially the basement Christmas parties at 243 College and being included in the registrars' June golf and meeting getaways. He and Peggy even entrusted me with their 4 children for a week while they were in Vancouver. When the college moved to Vaughan, we would have picnics in the park what a great diversion for Friday lunch. Indeed a real gentlemen, great sense of humour and always, always found or looked for the upside of a situation; a very positive man. Many times while in the kitchen I would think of Hartley especially if I was cracking eggs and remember his eggs fubar. I am sure I will still have Hartley moments and that will be a good thing.
Condolence: Dear Peggy and Friends
We have all lost a great friend. There are no words to describe Hartley's strength and determination. He worked tirelessly for quality career education and its students. His wonderful sense of humour and visionary outlook made it a joy to be with him. Let his memory keep us looking forward. He will always be with us. Let us all strive to me meet his standards and goals. Failure was not in his vocabulary. He was my dear and respected friend.