Howard Hannon

Howard Hannon

Monday, June 18th, 1928 - Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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William Howard Hannon passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020, at Grey Gables, a long-term care facility in Markdale, Ontario. Howard was in his 92nd year and was the last surviving member of the family of the late Harry and Gertrude Hannon of Badjeros. Howard is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 67 years,
Delores (nee Johnston), as well as two daughters, Lori (Philip Yi) Hannon (Guelph), Sherri (Aaron Wanagas) Gauvreau (Ajax) and one son Wayne Hannon (Melancthon). Five granddaughters will miss a cheerful and adoring grandfather: Carly (Nick Bernal) O’Donnell (Los Angeles), Kristen O’Donnell (Guelph), Samantha Gauvreau (Brooklin), Alicia Gauvreau (Ajax) and Emily Gauvreau (Kingston). Howard was predeceased by two sisters: Evelyn (Walter Coutts), and Ada Hannon; and four brothers, Leonard, Keith (Vera), Jim and Frank (in infancy). He is survived by sisters-in-law Elsie Hannon and Dorothy Hannon as well as brother and sister-in-law (Ron and Beth Johnston).
Howard was born on the homestead in Badjeros on June 18, 1928. He attended public school and Sunday school at Badjeros. He continued onto high school, but as with many of his generation, these being war years and farm help was scarce, he left school to work on the family farm.
In 1947, he acquired a farm on the 5th line of Melancthon (Redickville area) from his Uncle, William Spanhouse. In 1953 he married Delores Johnston at Wareham church and the couple built a new house on the property and moved in and this is where they raised their family. Howard loved farming and made many improvements to Hannondale farm over the years including a large addition to the barn, a driving shed and later enlarging the farm by purchasing an adjacent property.
As long as health permitted, Howard was active in his community. Over the years he held a number of offices in his church; he spent several years as a member of Dundalk District Credit Union Board; he was a member and chair of the North Dufferin Community Centre in Honeywood; he was a member of Dundalk UCO board; a Charter member of the Honeywood Lions Club which he held several offices over the years; a member of the Dundalk District Agricultural Society Board as well as a school board Member and weighman for the Dufferin County beef producers.
Howard and Delores loved dancing and in the late 1960s join the Modern Square dance group in Honeywood. With the friends they made, they travelled and danced in 9 provinces and 1 territory and several US states, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, England, Scotland, Ireland and Norway.
In failing health, in later years, Howard moved to Grey Gables in August 2019. His family is grateful for the wonderful care he received there. He was re-united with Delores just before Christmas and they were able to have their last few months together. Funeral arrangements are being entrusted to McMillan & Jack Funeral Home in Dundalk. Due to COVID 19 restrictions there will be no funeral service or visitation at this time. Howard will be laid to rest in Badjeros Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later time.
Memorial donations may be made to: Badjeros United Church, Badjeros Union Cemetery, or a charity of your choice.
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    Badjeros Cemetery
    269489 South Line
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Phil Dynes

Posted at 05:22pm
A longtime neighbour from my youth. Learned of this today; sympathies to the entire family and in particuliar to Lori, Wayne and Sherri.

Phil Dynes and family

Neil Hunking

Posted at 10:57am
We are sorry to hear of Howard's passing in these most challenging times, when its difficult for families and communities not to be able to come together and share in the loss. I have fond memories of Dad and Howard heading to Snelgrove to buy pigs and calves on Friday evenings, and of heading to the Hannon's on Saturday nights (as the Hannon's were first to have a TV in the neighbourhood) to watch Foster Hewitt call playoff hockey games. Delores, our thoughts are with you and your family. Neil and Ann Hunking and family.

Posted at 07:58pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Hannon family at this very difficult time. Howard was such a great man. Always willing to stop and chat. Dad loved being on the Lions club with Howard. Many fond memories of this great man
Judy & Alex Lyon

Lorne Ferguson

Posted at 06:49am
Please accept my sincerest condolences in the passing of Howard. I have fond memories of him and enjoyed many long chats when we met up at sales and different functions. He always had a kind word and a word of advice. He will be greatly missed.
Lorne D Ferguson

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