Obituary of Lillian Hannen
"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17,
Lillian Mary Louise Hannen, nee Geall, passed away in January 2022 at the age of 91. Lillian was born in Toronto, ON in March of 1930. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a Pastor’s wife. Lillian was married to her loving husband of 72 years, Norman Joseph Hannen, who predeceased her in December 2021.
Lillian’s calling in life was to love and support her soulmate Norman. She worked tirelessly to keep their home in order, peaceful, and offer the words of wisdom to family and friends. Lillian began the first seven years of her working career as a secretary for Abitibi Power and Paper Co. in Toronto. When Lillian and Norman decided to start their family, she became a “domestic engineer” for seventeen years. As the children grew older, Lillian re-entered the workforce as a secretary, clerk and librarian. She retired in 1995 and turned her attention to what she truly felt was the most important and exciting chapter of her life; dedicate her time and to support her husband in his ministry. Lillian assisted Norman with his Pastoral duties, discussing and typing out his sermons. Lillian accompanied Norman on several Ministry excursions as his “wing-woman” in faith and to offer her insight of scripture.
In their later years, Norman’s avid love of sports finally grew on Lillian. She began to enjoy watching the Toronto Blue Jays, Hockey Night in Canada - Toronto Maple Leafs, golf, curling and she also went fishing with her soulmate. They treasured the time, excitement and joy of life by simply being together.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband Norman; parents, sister, brother, daughter, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and son-in-law. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters Janice, Dianne and Norma; grandchildren, spouses, and great grandchildren: Michael (Andréeanne) and Marshall; Kara; Daniel (Amy) and Calvin; Matthew (Amanda); Andrew; Amanda (Thomas) and Charlotte; Kyle (Caitlin) Rhett and Blake; son-in-law Norman. Lillian will be remembered by many friends, community members, and fellowship groups in and around the Regina area and abroad.
A private celebration of life will be held in the spring at which time there will be an interment at Kedleston Cemetery.