1938 - 2021
It is with tremendous sadness that we share that Daniel Francis Hanrahan passed away, at the age of 83, in the early hours of May 19th at Health Sciences North in Sudbury after a brave battle with cancer. Dan spent his final hours surrounded by his wife and children.
Son of the late Thomas and Anastasia “Violet” Hanrahan, Dan was married to his wife Pierrette Hanrahan for 52 years. In that time, they took on many exciting and challenging endeavours together like running a business, moving to new cities, and many home renovations and projects. They had three children: Daniel Hanrahan (Peggy), Anne-Marie Couture (Frank) and Catherine Hanrahan (Benjamin). Dan was predeceased by his sister Mary McDowell (Ray) and is survived by his brother Tom Hanrahan (Francis). He will be missed by his grandchildren Danielle Couture, Jordan Couture, Bradley Ewing, Ashley Whitford, Corey Hanrahan, Nathaniel Couture, and Loucas Couture. He was loved by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Dan and Pierrette were also known as “neighbourhood parents” whose home was always open to their childrens’ friends.
Born the son of a station master in Sudbury, ON, he had a life-long fascination with trains. He loved to regale his family with tales of hopping on and off the cars and riding the rails throughout Northern Ontario.
Dan appreciated simple things and was happy with a simple life. He was a hard worker, business owner, talented artist, skilled house renovator, and most importantly a devoted husband and father. His faith was very important to him and he was a dedicated parishioner of St-Paul the Apostle Church in Coniston.
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the caring staff in the ER department at HSN. We will never have the words to thank you adequately for the compassion and care you showed our family.
There will be a small service for the immediate family at St-Paul the Apostle Church on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021. A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date when it is safe to gather.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to St-Paul the Apostle Parish of Coniston. Cremation services provided by Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.
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