PAUL MARSHALL HANNAHPosted: June 4th, 2014
June 28, 1931 ~ May 21, 2014
It is with sadness that family of Paul Marshall Hannah, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Katherine Hannah, announce his passing in Medicine Hat, AB., on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the age of 82 years. Paul was born in Shaunavon, SK., on June 28, 1931, the fifth child of seven to Clarence Hannah and Clarisse Audette. He received his primary education in rural Hannahville School south of Shaunavon, a brief two year period in Mankota and the balance of his formal education in Vancouver at St. Patricks Catholic School and Pitman Business College. After graduation, he returned to Mankota to assist his father in managing the family farm equipment dealership. Paul married Katherine Bechal, October 15th, 1952, from this time up to 1966, the family grew to six children. In 1973, Paul purchased a GM automotive dealership in Assiniboia and operated it until 1983. That year, they began spending part of the winters in Mesa, Arizona and eventually purchased a winter property there. Following their move to Medicine Hat in 1988, they continued to enjoy their winters south. Paul continued to reside in Medicine Hat until his untimely passing. Paul is survived by his dear friend and companion, Dorothy Bien and her family; Pauls six children and their families son, Vincent and Genevieve (nee Morin) Hannah, grandson, Shaun (Amy nee Mattison), greatgrandchildren, Emma and Owen; grandson, Kim (deceased) (Kelly nee Gustafson), great-grandchildren, Mattison and Cordell; granddaughter, Jill (Dave) Tanner, great-grandchildren, Sam, Jayden, Kendall; granddaughter, Pamela (Matt) Billinghurst, great-grandchildren, Sophie and Caleb; grandson, Gene (deceased), granddaughter, Rae and companion Joe Corcoran; daughter, Claire (nee Hannah) (Dave Chang), grandchildren, Leah, Shea, Alana (David) Lopez; daughter, Monica Hannah; son, Christopher (Elaine nee Brunt) Hannah, grandchildren, Kasia, Keelan and Patsy; son, Jerome (Joan nee Sullivan) Hannah, grandchildren, Luke and Erin; daughter, Selena Cardinal (nee Hannah), grandchildren, Peyton, Katie and Rhett. Paul is also survived by a sister, Marcella and Frank (deceased) Duffy; sister, Theresa (Marcel) Fauchon; sister-in-law, Lucie Hannah Lalonde; special nieces, Caroline Hannah, Danielle Hannah (Ross Miller), children, Oliver, Lucie, Alice and Nathalie Hannah (Sean Tomalty), children, Alise, Emma, Kaitlin and Gerald; brother-in-law, Nick Bechal; sisters-in-law, Cecile Bechal (Carriere) and Maggie Bechal. Paul was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Katherine (nee Bechal); parents, Clarence and Clarisse Hannah (nee Audette); brother, Lorne (Dorothy nee Pedlar) Hannah; brothers, Gerry Hannah and Marcel Hannah (in infancy) and a sister, Dorothy (in infancy). Vigil Prayers were recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend Father Philip Le celebrant. Interment took place following the Funeral Mass at Hillside Cemetery. Thank you to all who attended. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Paul may be made directly to Canadian Cancer Research Society, 200 Isabella Street, Suite 305, P.O. Box 4613, Station E, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1P7. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.