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Robert Arthur (Bob) Hanna




Born: 31 Jan 1925, Calgary, Alberta


Died: 13 Aug 2013, West Vancouver, British Columbia


HANNA, Robert Arthur (Bob) - passed away peacefully in West Vancouver, aged 88 years. He is lovingly remembered by Dorothy (Dot) his wife of 61 years, their son Scott (Sarah), daughters Leslea, Wendy (Greg), and Kerry, identical twin brother Jack (Nancy), brothers Murray (Janice), and Blake, grandchildren Eleanor, Tory, Aaron, Lindsay and Kaden, and many nephews, nieces and friends. Bob was born in Calgary and moved to Vancouver at the age of 6 years. He attended McGee High School and, after graduation, joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and served on corvettes during WWII. Bob attended UBC then entered the world of finance, eventually retiring from HSBC after a long and successful career as a commercial banker. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to spend time in his woodworking shop. He had a positive disposition, was generous and caring, had a great sense of humour, and had a soft spot for dogs, pretty much all dogs. He was a terrific role model who will be sadly missed. The family wish to thank the staff of Capilano Care Centre for the care provided to him. A service honouring his life was held on Wednesday, August 21st from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. At Seymour Golf & Country Club 3723 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver. Reception to follow. In memory of Bob, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC SPCA at 1205 East 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1. (The North Shore News 21 Aug 2013)


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(RH01) Twin brothers - John Murray (Jack) Hanna (left), HMCS JONQUIERE and Robert Arthur (Bob) Hanna, HMCS CHICOUTIMI with one of their younger brothers - late 1943





(RH02) Officers and Men of HMCS DISCOVERY - Feb 1944. Robert Hanna 4th Row 6th from left

(RH03) "My first class as an instructor" - HMCS DISCOVERY.  Robert Hanna 2nd row 4th from left

(RH04) HMCS JOLIETTE K418 outboard ship at "D" Jetty, Halifax





(RH05) HMCS CHICOUTIMI K156 -ship's company photo 1944. Robert Hanna - 2nd row from top, 3rd from left

(RH06) Unknown departmental photo - HMCS CHICOUTIMI K156 - Robert Hanna top row, 1st on right

(RH07) HMCS CHICOUTIMI K156 in drydock in Bermuda. According to Robert Hanna, the ship was damaged during a Hedgehog training exercise that resulted in damage to the rudder.



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