It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Paulette Barbara Hannah.
Paulette passed suddenly at home on April 9, 2019. Paulette leaves behind her beloved husband John, Dad Ernie in Alberta, sister Lorraine (and family) in England, brother Brian (wife Joanne and family) in BC. Paulette was pre-deceased by her mother Patricia in 2007. Paulette was born on June 23, 1951 in Birkenhead, England and trained as a Veterinary Nurse in Upton, Chester, Cheshire. The family moved to Canada and Paulette followed in 1981.
Paulette met John in Edmonton, Alberta and were married on June 30, 1984. They spent many very happy years in Edmonton and St.Albert, Alberta. Paulette worked in the accounting dept of Holt Renfrew in Edmonton. John’s job took them to Ottawa, Ont and then back to Edmonton and St.Albert. They retired in 2001 and moved to Arbutus Ridge. They moved back again to Edmonton in 2004. They bought a house in Arizona in 2009. They missed Arbutus Ridge very much and moved back again in 2014. Due to health concerns they sold the house in Arizona in 2018. Paulette was a wonderful person and had a tremendous spirit. She had a smile that would light up the room. She was the love of John’s life. Although she didn’t get out very often, she was always very concerned about her neighbours and frequently asked about them. When her health was better, in Ottawa, she volunteered at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Paulette will be greatly missed by her husband John, her family and all who knew her.
John and the family wish to sincerely thank Arbutus Ridge Security, the Mill Bay Fire Dept, all of the Paramedic groups that attended to her, the 911 call taker and medical help, Cowichan Valley Services and to Paulette’s family doctor, Dr. Sanders. They do absolutely wonderful work. With great sadness an appointment had been made for her in heaven.
Per Paulette’s wishes, a private family service will be held. Arrangements will be handled by Sands of Duncan, followed by cremation.
Flowers are gratefully declined.