William Hanna, son of Samuel James and Sarah Jane, brother to Annabelle, Sammy and Jack, faithful husband of Barbara Patricia (predeceased), beloved father of Dawn Patricia, Colin Paul, grandfather to Aaron James and Afton Jane Patricia, great-grandfather to Aihlin Jane Patricia Gravel, father in law to Dawn Marie Rupert, passed suddenly at his home on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018 in his 87th year.
We have lost our father, “Poppy” and grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, co-worker, neighbour and veteran.
“Da” was courageous and obstinate throughout persistent bouts affecting his health and while his body began failing him he remained keen of mind, long in memories, sharp of wit, quick with a laugh and quicker with a jibe.
His spirit was indomitable, his laugh infectious and his stubbornness legendary. Hard hearted Hanna was anything but.
It was his wish, as it was our mother’s before him, that there not be “a fancy funeral service and all that bother” and the family will honour those wishes with cremation this week in his Korean Veterans Association uniform.
In keeping with those wishes a celebration of life will be held in the spring, date and place to be confirmed.
Rest in Peace, Da.
Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com