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Longtime Kelowna lawyer, John M. Hannah, BCom LLB, passed away on December 16, 2015. John was an adoring father and a loyal friend. He was passionate about the law and a mentor to many. He was very involved with Rotary, as a past President and recipient of The Albert Baldeo Caring Rotarian Award. He was a member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club since 1970. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, his daughters Shilo, Courtnay Taylor (Bill), Ashley Dumas (Jeff) and Tess, Kathy’s children Shelley, Kelly, Derek and 12 grandchildren. John is also survived by his sister Marilyn (Klaus), their daughters Kathy and Pam and their families. The Celebration of John’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC followed by a cocktail reception at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. We would like to thank all of the staff at the Hospice House for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation, P.O. Box 24076, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9H2 or the John M Hannah Memorial Bursary Fund c/o Okanagan College Foundation, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8 would be appreciated. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”          

2:00 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016

Mission Creek Alliance Church

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Service Details

The service for HANNAH, John M. is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Mission Creek Alliance Church

2091 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Colleen McCormick says:

    Shilo, please accept my deepest condolences and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Lani & Kelly O'Flynn says:

    John was a dear Uncle.
    Our deepest condolences to the whole family.

  • Chris Neufeld says:

    Bill, Courtnay and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with as you grieve the loss of your dad and grandpa.

  • Lorne and Marg Thompson says:

    Kathy and family, we offer our condolences and our thoughts are certainly with you. John was a very special man and friend and we will miss him dearly. His smile, laugh and sense of humor were infectious and that along with his generous heart will all help us to keep him in our memory.

  • Andrew and Preston says:

    Ashley and family – We are so sorry for the loss of your dad, I wish we were so much closer and able to be with you. Sending all our love across the country to you. Wishing you so much love and peace through this difficult time! xo

  • Al Tonn & Shirley Wishlove says:

    John did some legal work for both of us and we appreciated his sincerity and his friendly manner. He only wanted what was best for us and we were grateful for that. Our sincerest condolences go to his family members and we are very sorry for your loss.

  • Dawn McMichael says:

    My Dear Friend Shilo, Ashley and Tess,
    My deepest condolences to you all for your loss. John Hannah was a special man. Unfortunately with great love comes great grief. I’m so sorry. I hope your many happy memories of your dad bring you some peace during this difficult time. I send you all much love and light. xoxo

  • Karen Andrews says:

    We are so saddened by the news. John was more than a family lawyer to us, he was a family friend. For every major event in our lives, he was there for us. We were very close to the whole family, especially when the girls Shilo, Courtnay, Ashley, and Tess were young. They still hold a place in our hearts even though they are grown and have children of their own. John adored his grandchildren so much, and spoke lovingly of them every time we met with him in his office.
    With deepest sympathy to the whole Hannah family,
    from Karen Andrews and Trudy Raffeiner

  • Bernie & Ev Monteleone says:

    Courtenay & Family . . . Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your dad,
    Courtenay! Cherish your memories & special times you shared. He will be missed around the golf club!

  • Mary & Leon Blumer says:

    We were very saddened to learn of the death of John Hannah who had been our lawyer for over 40 years. He guided us through so many things, starting with the complicated acquisition of a building site at Big White in its early years He was always helpful and innovative with his advice and we grew to depend on him. He will be missed and we offer our heartfelt sympathy to his family. Mary & Leon Blumer

  • Rylia O'Bray says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Know that he is watching over you each and every day and even though he’s not there in body he’s definitely there in Seoul. Now you have an extra guardian angel. Sending my love and prayers through this tough time.

  • Mona Nesrallah and Stephen Barker says:

    Dear Ashley and family,
    Our deepest condelences. We did not have the privilege of knowing your father, but knowing how wonderful you are, he must have been a very good man. We hope you can take some comfort in happy memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Much love from Mona and Stephen xo

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