HANNA, Cecile (nee de Forest)
April 10, 1919 – January 14, 2013
Cecile, beloved wife of Jim of Calgary, passed away on January 14, 2013 at the age of 93 years.
Born and raised by Harold and Nina de Forest on a ranch near the Porcupine Hills southwest of Claresholm, she was home schooled, and grew up loving nature, music, reading and writing. She received her teaching certificate from Normal School in 1941 and during her many years of teaching she was passionate about her students and making the subject matter relevant to each of them.
She was also passionate about Christian Science and faithfully attended Church and the Reading Rooms in Calgary and Red Deer where she moved in 2002. She found the best in every person and situation and expressed her gratitude and love at every opportunity.
Cecile will be fondly remembered by her son Norm and grandchildren, Travis (Marie) and Graeme Hanna; her daughter Grace (Ed) Williams and grandchildren, Lowell (Alix) and Aaron (Sarah and great grandchild Emily) Williams; her brother Ron de Forest and niece Belle Parkinson.
Cecile was predeceased by her beloved husband of fifty-seven years Jim in 2004. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Barbara Watson, Bernice Bernard, and Gwen Schultz.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Cecile Hanna, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences