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Diane (Ward) Hanna

December 28, 2020


HANNA, Diane - It is with deep sadness that Don and the Hanna boys announce the peaceful passing of our much-loved wife and mother on Monday December 28, 2020 at People Care, Tavistock in her 84th year.  She was the devoted and forever patient wife and partner of Donald Hanna for over 64 years marrying him the day after her 19th birthday. She was the proud and understanding mother to her children Kristine (2015), Steven (Sue), Michael (Lorraine) and Darrin (Susan). Her patient ways and forgiving attitude will be instilled in her adored grandchildren Jessica (Mike), Josh, Owen (Nicole), Laura (Sebastian), Kaitlin (Ryan), Hannah, Robert, Chelan and Brooke as well as her 4 great grandchildren Emilia, Abigail, Georgia and Charlotte. The daughter of the late Ray and Dora Ward and older sister to Gerry (Carol), Diane was a true Woodstonian; born at the Woodstock hospital, remaining here, working and contributing to the community her entire life. She spent her early years attending the Anglican church on Winniett St. where she formed friendships that lasted a lifetime.  Her later years were dedicated to her family and the friends she met through the National Campers and Hikers Association (NCHA).  Diane worked for several local businesses during her working career but her proudest and most enjoyed time was managing the wine store at the Blandford mall.  Her volunteer work with the Ontario March of Dimes, the Heart and Stroke foundation and the Legion affirmed her desire to help others despite physical challenges of her own.  Diane will always be remembered as the counsellor for all; offering a listening ear and sound, calm (not always) advice to anyone who visited mom in her living room or front porch. We will miss you mom.  Sincere thanks to PeopleCare, Tavistock for their kindness and loving care and for their unwavering care and support of the residents and their families during these trying times. A memorial service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in the Anglican Cemetery Columbarium. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Salvation Army Church would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-539-0004. Expressions of love and sympathy may be given at www.brockandvisser.com

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Heart and Stroke Foundation
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