Thomas "Tom" Edward Hanna

February 3, 1930June 30, 2014
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It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our loving father, Thomas Hanna (84) on June 30, 2014.

Born in Sydney, NS, he was a son of the late Edward Hanna and Margaret (Smith). Tom was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Mabel; son, Patrick; grandson, Brian; sister, Nora Parenteau and half-sister, MaryAnn Apple. Tom is survived by his daughters, Jane Reid (Jim), Sandra Quinn (David); sons, Tom “Bub”, Eddie (Susan); half-brother, Wally Smith; half-sister, Eleanor MacPhee; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Dad had a wonderful sense of humour and was happiest when he was surrounded by his family and many friends. Dad joined the Merchant Navy at a very young age and served in WWII. He was very proud to have fought for his country. Dad worked hard all his life making his family his main priority. He retired after 23 years of service from the Department of Highways, where he worked as a highway inspector. Dad will always be remembered for his vast collection of ships and many stories of his adventures to the countries he travelled during his time in the merchant navy.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the awesome staff of 4 Eastwood at the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Always Home for the great care they provided for the 5 years prior to his moving to the Veteran’s Memorial Building. A big thank you to his good friend Bobby.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr, Halifax (455-0531) on Monday, July 7 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm with memorial service immediately after at 2:00 pm and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Monday, July 7, 2014
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 7, 2014

Thomas "Tom" Edward Hanna

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July 25, 2014

So sorry to hear about Tommy, if I would have known I would have attended his funeral. Tommy was a very dear friend over the years and I have many fond memories from the old Windsor Park days. He always had a smile and a good joke! Always remembered, Jim and Lorraine Larmour

July 25, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a great man, funny, and always entertaining to talk you. My sincerest sympathy. Lynda Jackson

July 14, 2014

We were sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Sending our deepest sympathy - Albert Mombourquette and Judy & Randy Morgan

Tom MacDonald

July 7, 2014

Sending our deepest sympathy. Tom was quite a man. His kindness and humor will not be forgotten. You are all in our prayers at this time. Love Tom, Louise and Jodeine

July 7, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time.

Joanie & Michael Flannigan

Angela Wilson

July 7, 2014

Rest assured, Tom was a sweetheart to work with, always had a sense of humour and his family was the most important thing to him. R.I.P. Tom

July 6, 2014

To all Tom's family my deepest condolences , he was a great man from the first time I meet him and Mabel they made me feel part of the family. He was very proud of all of you. As long as we keep sharing al the stories he will never be forgotten . My love and prayers go out to all . I will be there in spirit tomorrow .

Love Julia Esposito xxxoo

July 5, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Wally Campbell

July 4, 2014

So sorry to read about your father's death - it is the memories that will carry you through this sad time and I am sure you have many. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of you at this very difficult time.

June (Hanna) Cox

Holly Schelleman

July 4, 2014

To the Hanna Family. My sincere condolences in the loss of your Dad. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times over the years and loved his sense of humour ( similar to my dad). My father Murley Melbourne and sister Heather Stewart would also like to extend their condolences.