May 29, 1943 - October 29, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Francis Hanlon. He passed away on October 29, 2023, at Hardy View Lodge, at the age of 80 years.
Michael "Mick" was born on May 29, 1943, in St. John's Newfoundland to Mary and Edward Hanlon. In January 1962, Mick joined the Canadian Army. He was stationed in Germany as a peacekeeper with the Black Watch, "the Ladies from Hell".
On June 1, 1968, Mick married Daphne and they moved to Toronto. Their first two children, Diane & Ed were born there. On a holiday to visit his brothers in BC, they fell in love with Christina Lake. In 1973, they made it their home. Their third child Mike was born in Grand Forks.
Mick worked at Pope & Talbot for 33 years until he retired. He was very involved with the union (IWA)
Mick was known for his passion and dedication to baseball and junior hockey. He touched the lives of many people over many decades. This surely will be his legacy.
Mick was an active member of our local Canadian Legion and had the position of Sergeant at Arms.
Mick is survived by his wife Daphne, children; Diane (Brian Hoodikoff), Ed (Anna-Lise), Mike (Angie), grandchildren; Geena (Mac), Shamus, Caleb, Mathias, Briget, Stella, Carter and a great-granddaughter, Memphys, his brother Ron and sister Toni (John Lundrigan) & numerous nieces and nephews.
Mick was preceded by his parents Mary & Edward and siblings; Cyril, Margie, Joe, Toots "Mary", Pat, Helen & Maureen.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the healthcare workers and people who took great care of Mick. We are very lucky to have such incredible people. A special thank you to Rebecca Shaw.
There will be a memorial service at The Royal Canadian Legion on November 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. There will be a reception at the Christina Lake Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Canadian Alzheimer's Society.
*Mick will be remembered with respect and
has left a lasting impact on all those he knew.*