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Harold Francis Yardley

YARDLEY, Harold Francis. b. Salford, Lancashire, England, 11 March 1911; d. 10 October 1990. Yardley received an elementary education at Nicholls Hospital (1919-25) and worked as an office boy and as a farm labourer before emigrating in 1929 to Ontario, where he eventually settled in Toronto, working in the magazine and book wholesaling trade. He was unemployed during the early years of the Depression, and United Church superintendents in Toronto persuaded him to undertake lay pastoral work in Saskatchewan where there was severe drought and economic depression. He served as a lay supply minister (1936-38). During World War II he completed high school and took the shorter course in Arts and...

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