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    I am sorry to report that longtime UL fan and benefactor, Mr. Hardy Edmiston, has passed away.

    Mr. Hardy's grandson, Drew, just finished his senior season as our kicker.

    Mr. Hardy was a terrific guy. Those who knew him miss him already.

    I know I join all Cajun fans in sending their condolences to the family.


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    _ I am sorry to report that longtime UL fan and benefactor, Mr. Hardy Edmiston, has passed away.

    Mr. Hardy's grandson, Drew, just finished his senior season as our kicker.

    Mr. Hardy was a terrific guy. Those who knew him miss him already.

    I know I join all Cajun fans in sending their condolences to the family. _
    Really nice guy. I spoke to him several times at Cajun football practices.

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    _ I am sorry to report that longtime UL fan and benefactor, Mr. Hardy Edmiston, has passed away.

    Mr. Hardy's grandson, Drew, just finished his senior season as our kicker.

    Mr. Hardy was a terrific guy. Those who knew him miss him already.

    I know I join all Cajun fans in sending their condolences to the family. _
    Hardy was a terrific person. Whenever I met him he always had a big smile and a warm greeting.

    Now he could pull your leg when he was in one of his mischievous moods. It was always in fun.

    I am going to miss him. A lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise View Post
    _ I am sorry to report that longtime UL fan and benefactor, Mr. Hardy Edmiston, has passed away.

    Mr. Hardy's grandson, Drew, just finished his senior season as our kicker.

    Mr. Hardy was a terrific guy. Those who knew him miss him already.

    I know I join all Cajun fans in sending their condolences to the family. _
    First time I met Mr. Edmiston was at a practice when Justin Venable was still playing in his 2nd 4year stent. I was watching practice with Lee Venable and Mr. Edmiston. Get those two together and I did not know what to believe, all I could do was laugh. Really nice man I would have liked to have known better.

    Condolences to the Edmiston family, I know Drew will miss his grandfather as we who have lost ours all do!

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    when Augie T was coach and we brought in about 15-20 jucos and transfers, it was Hardy's job to have something planned for the kids so that they would not be homesick well they were blown away--parties each weekend with sororities, fishing, hunting, visits on weekends with family meals---Never have kids loved it so far from home

    Yes what a just fabulous guy--he had overcome a cancer scare, what did he die of Jay????


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    He had been undergoing dialysis for a long time. The dialysis had caused his heart to fail and he passed away about 5:00 P.M. today. Plans are not final yet.

    He actually made it to the Troy game with his son. He did not make the MT game. I'm sure he would have loved to have seen the tackle Drew made on one of the kick offs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise View Post
    _ I am sorry to report that longtime UL fan and benefactor, Mr. Hardy Edmiston, has passed away.

    Mr. Hardy's grandson, Drew, just finished his senior season as our kicker.

    Mr. Hardy was a terrific guy. Those who knew him miss him already.

    I know I join all Cajun fans in sending their condolences to the family. _
    Very sorry to hear that. My condolences to the family. Jay, I heard you talk about him in the broadcast (webcast) Wed. night. I am sure he will be sorely missed by all.

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    This is a tough loss, from the few times I met him over the last few years he was so king and gentle, you had to love him.

    I hope he got to know his grandson set a UL extra point record on Saturday Wednesday.

    Hardy was UL sports through and through, his dorm in the late 1940's was in McNaspy Stadium (how cool) and one of his best friends was George Luffey a UL baseball and football player from the era who went on to coach at ULM and did great things while there.

    Mr Hardy you will me missed.


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    _ This is a tough loss, from the few times I met him over the last few years he was so king and gentle, you had to love him.

    I hope he got to know his grandson set a UL extra point record on Saturday Wednesday.

    Hardy was UL sports through and through, his dorm in the late 1940's was in McNaspy Stadium (how cool) and one of his best friends was George Luffey a UL baseball and football player from the era who went on to coach at ULM and did great things while there.

    Mr Hardy you will me missed. _
    I spoke with Steve (Hardy's son) last night. he said that Mr. Hardy wasn't very alert during the game Wednesday, but was more alert Thursday and watched the replay. He saw the hit and he knew about the record.

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    Condolences to all. (Drew's dad is David Edmiston) Hardy was a friend to all that knew him.


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    I am so sorry to hear of this. Mr. Edmiston was always so friendly to me at the practice fields and everytime we saw each other. The Thursday before the last game we had a assume visit.
    I know that his family is feeling a great loss at this time. My heart and soul and prayers go out to them in hopes that their suffering may be lessoned.


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    Condolences to Drew and his family. I met Mr. Edmonston when we were planning the fan day two years ago and were touring the almost completed IPF. He was a very down to earth and frendly man and was extremely enthusiatic about UL sports.


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    Huge loss. Condolences to the Edmiston family.

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    I met Mr Hardy 5 years ago on Michael's first day of two a days and we had become good friends over the years. I made many trips with him over the years to watch the boys play. I'm very thankful that we were able to watch practice together last Saturday together. He was a good friend, great UL supporter and he loved those kids so much. I will miss him greatly as will the kids who almost all came to know him. Patty and I extend our deepest sympathy to David, Jima and Drew on their loss and will keep them in our prayers.


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    I am the second son of Hardy Edmiston and just wanted to say thank you to all who have spoken such kind words of my father. This man bleed for UL all of his life. He introduce the Bulldogs/Cajuns to me when I was 6 and playing at McNaspy Stadium. We have attended countless UL games together and not just football. He listens to Jay and Stevie P almost daily and would and update me on the shows at least 3 times a week. He and I actually talked about sneaking him out of the hospital to bring him to Cajun Field for the walk and game against MT. He has never missed a walk since Drew began to play and was not very pleased on the possibility of not being there. God had other plans for him this past week and we were blessed that the game was on TV. The game was the last thing he would see on TV and was so proud of the teams efforts and fans attendance. He heard the kind comments from Jay and Steve on the radio and had a smile from ear to ear. He called me from the hospital after the game and I heard stength in his voice. He said he would pray for a bowl game and could not wait for us to attend it together. My father's last night and day was a very difficult day for him. I was with him that night and for those who know him will understand this: he never onced complained, and the pain was intense. Kidney and Heart disease would take its toll and not allow his dream of attending a UL bowl game. But what it did allow was the satifaction of a huge victory, the senior night of some very fine young men, history of records being broken by several players including his grandson and a quarterback which dad has told me for the past 5 years that "he is a player and will go to the next level", a running back who amazed him the first day he saw him at practice and then set the field on fire with his play. 5 years ago my father was given the news about his kidney failure, his only wish was that he lived to see his grandson play in one game. My father was blessed with seeing Drew play out his entire college career. Many of the coaches, along with David Walker, Gerald Hebert, Ken Ardoin, Dr. T-Joe Savioe came by the day before and in his failing moments which brought joy to my father and comfort to my family. When Coach Bustle and Scott Farmer walked into ICU, my dad looked up and gave a "thumbs up" then put his head back down. At 5pm on December 5th, my dad went to a much better place. And when he died, he was embracing his UL Ragin Cajun blanket, because to bleed UL you have to believe in UL and he never once stopped believing in this wonderful University. One last thought: If I had to bet, I would bet that right now as I input this data, he along with Herbert Heymann are fueling up the plane and are planning on being at that bowl game. I hope the Cajuns make it because I would love to be in his presence one more time.
    Thank you Cajun Fans!

    David Edmiston


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    _ I am the second son of Hardy Edmiston and just wanted to say thank you to all who have spoken such kind words of my father. This man bleed for UL all of his life. He introduce the Bulldogs/Cajuns to me when I was 6 and playing at McNaspy Stadium. We have attended countless UL games together and not just football. He listens to Jay and Stevie P almost daily and would and update me on the shows at least 3 times a week. He and I actually talked about sneaking him out of the hospital to bring him to Cajun Field for the walk and game against MT. He has never missed a walk since Drew began to play and was not very pleased on the possibility of not being there. God had other plans for him this past week and we were blessed that the game was on TV. The game was the last thing he would see on TV and was so proud of the teams efforts and fans attendance. He heard the kind comments from Jay and Steve on the radio and had a smile from ear to ear. He called me from the hospital after the game and I heard stength in his voice. He said he would pray for a bowl game and could not wait for us to attend it together. My father's last night and day was a very difficult day for him. I was with him that night and for those who know him will understand this: he never onced complained, and the pain was intense. Kidney and Heart disease would take its toll and not allow his dream of attending a UL bowl game. But what it did allow was the satifaction of a huge victory, the senior night of some very fine young men, history of records being broken by several players including his grandson and a quarterback which dad has told me for the past 5 years that "he is a player and will go to the next level", a running back who amazed him the first day he saw him at practice and then set the field on fire with his play. 5 years ago my father was given the news about his kidney failure, his only wish was that he lived to see his grandson play in one game. My father was blessed with seeing Drew play out his entire college career. Many of the coaches, along with David Walker, Gerald Hebert, Ken Ardoin, Dr. T-Joe Savioe came by the day before and in his failing moments which brought joy to my father and comfort to my family. When Coach Bustle and Scott Farmer walked into ICU, my dad looked up and gave a "thumbs up" then put his head back down. At 5pm on December 5th, my dad went to a much better place. And when he died, he was embracing his UL Ragin Cajun blanket, because to bleed UL you have to believe in UL and he never once stopped believing in this wonderful University. One last thought: If I had to bet, I would bet that right now as I input this data, he along with Herbert Heymann are fueling up the plane and are planning on being at that bowl game. I hope the Cajuns make it because I would love to be in his presence one more time.
    Thank you Cajun Fans!

    David Edmiston _
    I'm very sorry for your loss, that's the kind of story that brings a tear to your eye. I really hope that we get to a bowl game for you, drew, and hardy.

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    I am truly sorry for your loss. The Edmistons sat shoulder to shoulder with my wife and I in Section D2 and they are truly wonderful people! The UL family has suffered a great loss!


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    I used to wait on Mr. Hardy everyday when I worked at Red's. He was one of the rare special people who brightened the entire facility by just being around. He always had a fantastic attitude and treated all of us with tremendous respect. His passing is a tremendous loss to not only the UL community, but the entire city of Lafayette. My prayers are with Drew and his family as they deal with this difficult time.


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    At the 2006 reunion for Alvin Dark I was fortunate enough to take quite a few photographs which I forwarded to the Athletic Network.

    The focus of the night was Alvin Dark but in hindsight I wish I had taken more pictures of Mr. Hardy.

    In the 1st photo George Luffey, Alvin Dark, Hardy Edmiston.

    After the Alvin Dark reunion in the lobby of the Hilton I spent over an hour with Mr. Hardy and George Luffy listening to stories of SLI student life, athletic life and good times in general. I could have listened for hours.

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