Inducted October 31, 1986
Hugh Fardy was an outstanding performer for St. Bon’s and St. John’s teams in hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, and in track and field. He was awarded the outstanding athlete award while attending St. Bonaventure’s College.
In hockey he was a member of St. Bon’s teams that won 14 Boyle Trophies and five provincial championships. In the St. John’s senior league, he was five times voted best defenceman, won the scoring title in 1956 and was selected the Most Valuable Player in 1958.
In soccer, he played with the Newfoundland Regiment team that won the 1944 Inter-Service championship. He was a member of three St. Bon’s teams that won the St. John’s senior championship. In 1953 he was voted Most Valuable Player in the St. John’s league and in 1954 was the league’s top scorer.
In basketball, he performed for three St. Bon’s teams that won the St. John’s intermediate championship and two St. Bon’s teams that won the St. John’s senior championship. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984.
A perennial baseball all-star, Fardy performed for four St. Bon’s teams that won the St. John’s championship. He was the Most Valuable Player for the St. John’s All-Stars in 1951, winning the league’s stolen bases crown the same year. In 1955, he was voted the Most Valuable Player in the St. John’s finals.
Fardy was married to the former Kay Gillies, sister of Ted and Bill Gillies, who are both members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame.