We Remember

HANNAH, Clifton “John”

July 23, 1934 — May 28, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden loss of Clifton “John” Hannah, who passed away on May 28, 2024, in Kelowna, BC in his 90th year.

John will be dearly missed and remembered by his beloved wife Madelene of what would have been 71 years this July; children Vanessa McCallum, Karen (Dave) McLinton, and Ross Hannah; grandchildren, Jesse McLinton and Michael (Erin) McLinton; and great-granddaughters, Genevieve and Olivia; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He now goes to join those who went before him, including his parents Ellen and Hubert Hannah; sister Jean MacLeod; brothers Charles and George Hannah; and nephew Heath Macleod.

John retired from General Motors of Canada, Oshawa North Plant, after 30 years of employment. John and Madelene moved to their cottage on Island 985 on Lake Temagami where they enjoyed hunting, fishing, and blueberry picking on a regular basis. He loved being engulfed in nature. In 1989, John and Madelene moved to Kelowna, buying a lot and building a home in West Kelowna. John and Madelene joined a square dancing club in Kelowna, developing many friendships over time. He was a member of Peachland Sportsman Association for many years, volunteering at the children’s fishing derby, among other events.

In his later years, he developed an interest in gardening, moving plants around the yard numerous times, constantly striving for the perfect location. He loved starting plants and sharing them with family and friends, as well as any valuable information he picked up along the way.

He was smart as a whip, with a quick mind that could solve pretty much any problem. John had a great sense of humour and was incredibly witty, always ready with a clever remark or a joke. He seemed to have an answer for everything, sometimes right, sometimes wrong.

As a friend once said, “when they made you John, they broke the mould”.

Husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, you will be missed.

Family and friends will each honour John in their own ways. No formal service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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  • Steve & Wendy Lee says:

    Madelene &Family condolences for the tragic loss of John. John was always around for anything you needed, he was one of a kind. He will be missed. Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Bev Victor says:

    Madeline and family no words can express a loss. I will miss John always stopping by every time he saw me outside my parent’s house. No matter where he was going. We would have our little debates lol. John was always there plowing my parents drive way no matter what, and I would go out when there to say hi and ask him what are u doing?, go home and stay warm, but nope he said it has to be done, which I appreciated very much as well as my mom and dad. the skies above have an angel of many words he will keep them busy. 😉. Rest in peace John. U will be missed. 🪽🦋💐

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