Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors

4005 Sixth Ave, Port Alberni, BC


Hannelore Ilse Wally Wedam

October 12, 1927March 17, 2020

Hanna Wedam passed away in Port Alberni, BC on Tuesday, March 17, at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by husband Bruno; Hanna is survived by son Tony (Wendy); granddaughter Tara (Jon); great grandchildren Jacob, Anthony and Dawn; brothers Martin (Loida) and Ernie (Angie); sister Erika (Robert) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Born in Germany, Hanna came to Canada in 1953 then made her way to the Alberni Valley where family was already here in the late 50’s. She met Bruno at a dance at the Italian Canadian Club and the couple were married at Grace Lutheran Church soon after. Hanna worked for many years in the Valley, first at the Barclay as a waitress then in the Woodward’s Cafeteria until she retired in 1986. She was famous for her wonderful milkshakes. Hanna enjoyed camping, reading, traveling, playing cards, being a member of the Red Hats Society and Sunday Martinis. Hanna moved into Echo Village in 2011.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to Echo Village staff and care aids for the care and support of Hanna and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fir Park/Echo Village Foundation, 4411 Wallace St., Port Alberni., BC., V9Y 7Y5.


  • Fir Park/Echo Village Foundation


  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date


Hannelore Ilse Wally Wedam

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Amanda Beerens

March 31, 2020

My brother and I grew up in Nanaimo, and therefore got to visit Tante Hanni quite regularly and stayed for weekends in the summers. From this time, three key memories immediately come to mind: cucumber salad, card games, and silk sheets. Her cucumber salad was and still is the best I ever had and she was an amazing cook making us gourmet meals whenever we spent the weekend. And yes, I’ve had her famous milkshake and they were bomb. I still remember the various types of card games we all used to stay up late playing, especially when camping in the beloved motor home. She loved playing cards with my mom and dad, and I used to watch them play and drink dirty martinis until all hours of the night. We used to sleep in Tante Hanni’s bed when we stayed over and she always had the most amazing luxurious silk sheets in very bright colours. Of course being kids, we would take turns running and sliding to the other side of the bed on them inevitably crashing on the floor and making way too much noise for the adults watching movies and playing cards in the other room. There are many more very happy memories of course, finding delight amongst the treasures in her basement and backyard, and I am lucky to have been able to grow up admiring and inspired by such a strong, loving, and caring woman.

Brian Toms

March 28, 2020

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always a nice neighbor to the Toms family.
All the best to you.
Brian Toms