Hannah Mabel Bruynooghe (nee Harris)

April 12, 1928-Nov 2, 2016 (88 years) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hannah on Nov 2, 2016 at the Nanaimo Hospital Palliative Care Center. Hannah was born to William & Esther Harris on the family farm southeast of Kenaston, SK the 10th of 12 children. She married Gilbert Bruynooghe April 12, 1947 in Oshowa, ON where they had moved to work. They soon returned to SK to farm east of Kenaston ¼ mile from Gilbert’s family farm. Hannah was never one to shy away from hard work on the farm or lending a hand wherever she was needed along the way. She later moved to Nazko, BC in the late 70’s to live near her brother Walter Harris where she settled down and worked for many years before moving to the Nanaimo area on Vancouver Island. She fell in love with the area & chose to retire in her ‘hen house’ in Stupichville, where she could enjoy the ‘island’ life. Her passions including dancing, music, playing cards, playing Bingo and going for coffee with her friends. Some of her family’s fondest memories included: how she was light on her feet, full of laughter, fiercely independent living life “her way,” sharing her years of experience and advise visiting with family & friends on her long travels back to Saskatchewan every year by car. Her grandchildren enjoyed summers growing up with her visiting family & friends, fishing and camping along the way. She enjoyed many years as a member of the Legion & the Moose Lodge where she enjoyed volunteering in the kitchen and attending their many dances and special events. Hannah leaves to mourn her passing her daughter, Elaine Flylma of Olds, AB, grandchildren, Pam, Blair, Tanya and Kale. Her son, Kelly Bruynooghe of Kenaston, SK, grandchildren Ken, Rhonda, Brianne and Dillon along with 5 great grandchildren. Hannah is survived by her brother & sister-in-law Don and Lois Harris of Vegreville, AB and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her niece, Debbie Baggett, neighbor, Erin Daly and the entire Stupich family of Nanaimo, BC for their generous time, friendship, care and assistance. At Hannah’s request, there will not be a funeral service.


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