John James Hannah

August 17, 1943February 13, 2013

HANNAH John James Aug. 17, 1943 – Feb. 13, 2013

John James Hannah passed away unexpectedly on February 13, 2013, at Abbotsford Hospital. He will be missed by his wife of 43 years Jae, son Callum, daughter Samantha, son-in-law Hank, granddaughter Madeline, and by family in Scotland and England: his mother Caroline, his sisters Elaine and Rita, and his brothers Samuel and Edward. John also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and great friends. John is predeceased by his father Sam, his sister Caroline, and his brother Tommy. John was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and moved to Canada in 1966. For all of his life he was a master carpenter. He loved fishing and hunting, and he was a snare drummer in the Abbotsford Legion Pipe Band for many years. A memorial service and open house will be held at the family home in Abbotsford on February 23, 2013 at 1pm.


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lynne morrow

February 27, 2013

wow, I"m so very very sorry to hear bout John,.he has been so close to our family so many many memories plus a hunderd more memories playing with John in the pipebands for several years.. He well be misseed very deeply here..Jae,Callium, n samatha...MY Prayers n thoughts are with you n your .. love n prayers

Patrick Eastman

February 22, 2013

My very sincere condolences to you Jae, Samantha and Callum. I miss John's company very much. I have endless memories and laughs with John while playing drums with him in Abbotsford. John was a very good friend and I will always value his friendship. My heart hurts and my thoughts are with you. Pat Eastman

Jessie Osborn (Morrow)

February 21, 2013

I just found out about John's passing. My condolences to Jae, Samantha and Callum.
I have known the Hannahs my whole life, playing in Abbotsford Legion with John, Callum and Samantha.
I have alot of great memories of John growing up.
I am very sorry to hear of his passing.

Ken Hallgren

February 21, 2013

I had the great pleasure to work with John when we did the Pipefitter's Union Building.

John was a true tradesman and helped make the job a great place. He even got me to eat Haggis, which was no mean feat as I had avoided the stuff for nearly 60 years.

Being a construction worker I am out of town and will not be able to attend his service. But I will say a prayer for John and his family that day.

May John's family take strength from the life of the fine man that they knew and loved.

Yours truly,

Ken Hallgren

February 20, 2013

We are down in Arizona until April and just heard about John. We are terribly sorry to hear of your sad loss. Our deepest sympathy to you Jae, Callum and Samantha.

Gregor and Sheila

Kyla (MacNeil) Richdale

February 20, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I have fond memories of him from my days in the Abbotsford Legion Pipe Band. My sympathy to Jae, Callum & Samantha.

February 20, 2013

My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and you family.

February 19, 2013

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I have may fond memories of him teaching me drums when we came to Canada in 74 and I was very happy to see him again when he came to my dads(Scotty) funeral in 2010.


John McLeod