Ellen Teresa O'Hanlon

August 21, 1925February 14, 2013

Ellen Teresa “Tess” O’Hanlon (nee Hope) August 21, 1925 – February 14, 2013 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tess, who went peacefully to the Lord on Feburary 14th 2013, in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by her beloved family.A longtime resident of Brampton, Tess will be lovingly remembered for her active role in the city’s musical theatre community, as well as her involvement and dedication to the church and choir at St John Fisher Parish.Tess is survived by her sisters Nancy and Bunny, and her children Mike (Sandi), Kathy (Dave Stirling), Tim (Alanna), Tom, and KC (Carol). Her memory will be deeply cherished by her twelve grandchildren and by her twelve (and a half) great-grandchildren, as well as countless others members of her close extended family. She was predeceased by her daughter Paddy; her husband Peter; and her siblings Dorothy, Mary, Joan, Monica, Chuck, and Mike.The family would like to say a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Unit 53 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary.A visitation will be held at Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, (905) 456-8190) on Thursday February 21st from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm. A funeral mass will be held in St. John Fisher Parish on Friday February 22nd at 10am. A celebration of Tess' life will take place at the Brampton Irish Centre immediately following the service. A private burial will be held for immediate family at a later date. If desired, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted in Tess' memory at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 22, 2013

Ellen Teresa O'Hanlon

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February 23, 2013

I am a friend of the Texas O'Hanlons. Carol, KC and their boys are my best friends in the world. I met Tess in Austin more than 15 years ago on one of her many trips to visit her family. She was the most awesome woman - never met anybody who loved life, family and friends more than she did. I was always amazed at her energy and enthusiam. She was an inspiration to me and I feel blessed to have known her. I bet she is having a ball in Heaven with all her loved ones - looking down on us in our sorrow saying how wonderful it is to be in the place God made for us to live in joy forever. Love you Tess. Paula

February 22, 2013

To the O'Hanlon's: I met both Tess and Peter through Brampton Musical Society and The Abbey Players. I performed on stage with them both and had the most wonderful time of my life on stage with both of them in "The Mikado". They'll make beautiful music together again in Heaven. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Steve Leaver

February 21, 2013

Sorry for your loss Mike.I remember your mom well.
Steve Leaver

Donna and Dale Caudron

February 20, 2013

Carol and KC and the O'Hanlon family our thoughts are with you. Tess will be missed dearly but the wonderful memories will live on.

February 20, 2013

She was a great lady. She left her mark on this world with that great smile. Our prayers are with you all!
Walt & Pat

Susan DaMota

February 20, 2013

God Bless you Tess and all your family. You have a special place in my heart and will be missed dearly. Thank you for all the great memories.

Mikaela O'Hanlon

February 20, 2013

I will miss nana Tess playing with me and swimming with me and giving me things from Calgary. I will always love her with all my heart.
With love,

Kyra O'Hanlon

February 20, 2013

I will miss Nana Tess. She is in my prayers and will always have a place in my heart.
Lots of love Kyra

February 19, 2013

We will miss Auntie Tess more than a 'bushel and a peck' but her song will remain in our hearts.
Joe, Laura, Julia and Victoria Williams


February 19, 2013

To the O'Hanlon (nee Hope) families, So sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest
sympathy to all my prays and thoughts are with you. Debbie Zasso