Mary Evelyn Hallam
July 3, 1928 – March 4, 2015
It is with heavy hearts we announce the loss of Mary. She was born and raised in Rosedale, the youngest daughter of Frances and Weldon Miller. Mary married Keith Hannah in 1947 and 10 years later they moved to Hope where they owned and operated the Hope Variety Store. They sold the store to operate the Hope Golf Course with Keith as Golf Pro and Mary as club house manager. This led to a move to the 108 Golf Course with Mary taking over as Manager of the 108 Motor Lodge. Shortly after Keith’s death she moved back to Chilliwack where she eventually met and married Eric Hallam in 1988. Mary and Eric were fortunate to each have a loving and happy second marriage that lasted over 26 years. Mary worked many years for Wallace Jewelry as well as being involved in local charity groups and was an active member of the Mount Shannon United Church. Much of Mary’s later years were spent helping and watching her great grandson, John Brown, grow up. Her love, friendship and support will be missed by all that were lucky enough to be part of her life. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Keith Hannah (1976) and her husband Eric Hallam (2015). Mary is survived by her son Rick (Corry) Hannah, daughters Yvonne (Rick) Cretain, Colleen Hallam, and Shannon Ryland. She also left behind her two sisters, Yvonne Armitage and Lennie Bodo. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Kerri Brown, Scott Cretain, Angela (Jonathan) McKinney, Eric (Tanja) Tomlinson, Brent (Jocelyn) Tomlinson, Kevin Ryland and her much adored great grandchildren John, Kiera, Georgia, Jayda, Kiley, Rhys, and Davis. Mary also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. We want to thank all the doctors and staff at the Chilliwack Hospital and all the staff at the Cascade Care Home who made Mary’s last days as bearable as possible. The family would appreciate it if you would refrain from sending flowers and instead make a donation to the Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice. No service is planned at Mary’s request.