Hannam; Johanna Maria (nee: Weyers)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Johanna Hannam. Johanna passed away on August 12, 2014. She was born in Germany on July 29th, 1940. The eldest daughter of three born to Hubert and Liza Weyers. Johanna (Jo) is survived by her two sisters, Thilda (Werner Wittman) Kron and Gabriella (Walter) Kusheirsch, five nephews Martin, Andreas, Roman, George and Robin. All living in Germany. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Pete on August 31, 2004. Pete and Jo met in Germany where she was born. Pete was in the Canadian Department of National Defence. They married and after the birth of their first daughter Kathy in 1964, they moved back to Canada, Chilliwack, BC. Their second daughter Debbie was born in 1966 in Chilliwack, BC. Johanna was a Physical Education Teacher and taught at various schools in the area. In the early 1970’s Pete and Jo bought their first “show dog” an Afghan named Nora. That started their passion for raising and showing dogs. After Afghans came Dalmations, then Salukis and finally Tibetan Terriers. The “last” dog/companion Willa misses Jo very much. Willa will remain living with Debbie Hannam. Until the Rheumatoid Arthritis became so painful she could hardly walk, Jo enjoyed being fit and active. Jo took part in aqua fit 2-3 times per week. She loved to visit the Blue Heron Reserve and take pictures. Sitting in the sun, gardening and course, her daily skype sessions with her dear friend, Fran. She will always be missed by Kathy (Ron LeBlanc) Reich of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada and Debbie Hannam of Chilliwack, BC. Jo is also missed by her four grandchildren Curtis, Corey, Kody and Eli. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Chilliwack Humane Society. A celebration of Life will be on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00am at the Solid Rock Church, 46200 Yale Rd, Chilliwack.