Mrs. Dilys Hanna (nee Foulkes) passed away peacefully at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the age of 91.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Heather (Al) Baum, Stuart (Reny) Hanna, James (Harriet) Hanna and John (Janet) Hanna; nine grandchildren, Mark and Brian Baum, Gwyneth (Carmen) Guidos, Owen (Alicia) Hanna, Chris Hanna, Joseph Hanna, Trish Hanna, Michael Hanna and Chelsea Hanna; five great grandchildren, Jody and Carey Hanna, Rachael and Lorelei Guidos and Brooklyn Fabick; two nephews, Tom (Pat) Foulkes and David (Dale) Foulkes.
Dilys was predeceased by her first husband, Andrew Dickson in 1952, her second husband, Stuart F. Hanna, in 1995 and her siblings, Tom Foulkes, Gwyneth Hanna and Marion Foulkes.
Dilys was born n Campbellton, New Brunswick on December 1, 1917, to Marion Kennedy (nee Murphy) and Thomas W. Foulkes. She completed high school in Campbellton, NB and then graduated from the New Brunswick Normal School in 1936. Dilys taught school in Robinsonville, NB, Mount Tremblant, QC, and YMCA in Montreal. Married in 1945, daughter, Heather was born in 1946.
Dilys and Heather moved back to Campbellton, where Dilys taught school until 1968.
In August of 1968, Dilys married Stuart F. Hanna and moved to Salmon Arm.
Dilys was active in the community as a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the Nile and the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage
Association. For the past four years, she was a very active resident of Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug Swanson officiating. A private interment was held prior to the service at Mt. Ida Cemetery.
In memoriam donations may be sent to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1981 – 9th Avenue, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2L2 or the
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) at 100 – 5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 6B2.
Condolence may be sent to
Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Service and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.