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Born: May 17, 1925

Date of Passing: Jan 19, 2005

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JEAN LUCILLE HANNAH Peacefully on January 19, 2005, Jean Lucille Hannah, of Waskada, passed away with her family by her side at Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba. Jean was born at Waskada on May 17, 1925 and received her education at Mimosa and Waskada Schools. She attended Normal School in Winnipeg and taught in the Reston area. Jean married Murray Hannah and they grain farmed together their entire lives. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Murray; children, Clayton (Fran), Jim (Barbara), Don (Sandra), Jill (Brian) and Ted. She will also be missed by her siblings, Orry Kirby, Estelle Kristensen, and Jim Spence. She is survived by her grandchildren, Amy, Ryan, David, Daniel, Sarah and step grandson Jordan, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and many close friends. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Royden and Lillian Spence, siblings Peter Spence and Evelyne Hannah. Jean was widely involved in the Waskada community and was the first female member of the Village of Waskada Council. She was an active and supportive member of the Waskada United Church and Evening Circle, serving on the board several years and as the congregational secretary for 22 years. She was especially proud yo be part of the committee that produced two Waskada United Church cook books. Jean was a member of the Board of Governors, Brandon University from 1989 to 1996. While she and Murray enjoyed traveling to many locations around the world, (across Canada and the USA, Europe, Africa, Australia, Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East), Jean always looked forward to returning home and resuming her community activities. In her younger years, Jean enjoyed curling and was active in 4-H, as a leader for several years. Later she began to golf and spent many enjoyable summer days with her friends at the golf club in Deloraine and Waskada. Her appreciation of the finer things of life was demonstrated by her excellence in the kitchen, often with herbs and produce from her garden. She was also known for her exquisite taste in clothing and enjoyed reading, poetry, theater and art. Jean was very much a people person who was always genuinely concerned about others and never failed to take the time to visit. She was a wonderful hostess and truly a lady. She had a zest for life and a sense of adventure. Jean, together with her husband Murray, had a full and active life. We will miss her very much. A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 22, in the Waskada United Church Rev. Mark Satterly officiated and provided a thoughtful and reflective celebration of Jean's life. The Evening Circle members served lunch at the Lion's Hall following the service. Our family would like to thank the First Responders, the ARHA Ambulance, Dr. VanVurreen, the nurses and all the staff at Deloraine Health Centre for the professional care and comfort they provided to Jean as well as to the family. Thank you also to Paul Smith, Smith's Funeral Home, for his compassion and guidance. Donations if so desired, may be made to the Waskada United Church or the Waskada Cemetery Fund, Waskada, Manitoba, R0M 2E0.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 29, 2005

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