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MEMORIAM: Long-time Council of Canadians supporter Joyce Hanlon passes away

Niagara News Now reports, “Climate Action Niagara is deeply saddened at the passing of Joyce Hanlon on Dec. 26, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. …Joyce held a board position with Climate Action Niagara from 2008-2012. She was also an active member of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, the St Catharines and District Council of Women, the Preservation of Agricultural Lands, was a long-time supporter of the Council of Canadians and the David Suzuki Foundation and was active in many organizations throughout her 60 years in Niagara.”

“Principled, passionate and inspirational, Joyce was well respected in the community. Prior to computers, Joyce was an article clipper of several daily newspapers, supplying background materials to councillors and committees. She will be greatly missed.”

“A memorial service to celebrate her life took place on Jan. 12 at St George’s Church in St Catharines. Donations may be made to the Council of Canadians, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, the Preservation of Agricultural Lands, or Climate Action Niagara in lieu of flowers.”

Her obituary can be read at http://www.canadianobituaries.com/joyce-lorain-hanlon-obituary-december-26-2012.html. News reports of her passing are at http://www.bulletnewsniagara.ca/2013/01/13/climate-action-niagara-founding-member-joyce-hanlon-mourned/ and http://niagaraatlarge.com/2013/01/09/memorial-service-planned-for-long-time-niagara-ontario-activist/.

Our condolences to her family and friends.