Terence Hannigan

February 13, 1921May 4, 2018

Terry Hannigan February 13, 1921 – May 04, 2018 Terry Hannigan passed away peacefully on May 4, 2018 at Kamloops Seniors Village. Predeceased by his cherished wife, Doris, on March 30, 2018. Survived by daughters Holly (Larry) Campbell, Kamloops and Heather (Ted) McCain, Maple Ridge; grandchildren Brent (Sandra) Campbell, Erin (Bruce) Hobkirk, Andrea (Cameron) Falt, Sarah (Vinny) Kumar, Scott (Michele Logan) Campbell, Joel (Marina Misuric) McCain, Ian Campbell, Lachlan Campbell; 6 great grandchildren; cousins Niall Hannigan, Belfast, N. Ireland and Alexandra Hannigan, London, England and many friends. Terry was born in Burnaby on February 20, 1921, an only child to Fred and Annie (nee Harrington) Hannigan. Shortly after his birth, his father succumbed to injuries sustained in the First World War and he was raised by his mother and his maternal grandparents. Burnaby was a small agricultural and logging town in those days; Dad felt he had an idyllic childhood and that he was lucky to have lived his life in the best of times. He appreciated all the opportunities the 20th Century had to offer. He began work as a surveyor for the City of Vancouver after high school, retiring in 1975 as Superintendent of Sanitation. He served as a signalman in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He and Doris (nee Baldwin) were married on May 20, 1950 in Burnaby; their love affair lasted almost 68 years. Dad was a handyman extraordinaire – he could make and fix anything. He built their first home on Irmin Street in South Burnaby where every nail was hammered by hand and he did all the wiring and plumbing too! Irmin Street neighbours became lifelong friends. Their house is one of the few original houses on the street still standing. In 1958 he purchased our family’s first boat – for $1.00!! – salvaged from the Vancouver City Dump. It was a wooden clinker built which he lovingly restored. Scores of children and adults learned to waterski behind “13K33982” at Tribune Bay on Hornby Island. Four other boats followed, in which over the years, Mom and Dad cruised up and down the BC Coast. Dad had a plaque in their last boat – Starquest IV – that read “A boat is a hole in the water into which one pours money”. They felt it was money well spent as they shared many wonderful boating excursions with family and friends. Dad was dedicated to Burnaby Power and Sail Squadron, helping teach boating courses and proctoring exams. He served as Commander 1977-1978. He was a kind, gentle man with a raucous, infectious laugh, always willing to help anyone when needed. Terry lived 96 years in Burnaby before he and Mom moved to Kamloops last year. Thank you to Royal Inland Hospital Emergency Department, Dr. C. Dusik and to Kamloops Seniors Village for your wonderful care and compassion for our Dad. A Celebration of Life for Terry and Doris will take place on Saturday May 26 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse, 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society, 405 – 235 1st Avenue, Kamloops, BC V2C 3J4 would be appreciated.


Terence Hannigan

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