The Oshawa Times February 16, 1971


One of Brooklin's oldest and most respected citizens, Albert Hannam, died at the Oshawa General Hospital on Monday, Feb. 15, after a brief illness. He was in his 81st year.

Son of the late Alfred and Mary Hannam, Albert Hannam was born in Whitby Township on October 27, 1890, was educated at Sinclair School and resided all his life in the Brooklin area.

He married Curtie Elizabeth Grace Allin, on May 13, 1918, in Oshawa and they have lived their life together at the family residence, RR. No. 1, Brooklin, where he was a successful farmer for over 50 years, retiring in 1965.

An extremely active member of Brooklin United Church, he served as secretary of the Sunday School for many years. He also served as a steward and an elder of the church, and several years ago was made an honorary elder of the congregation.

In his early years, he enjoyed a reputation as an outstanding soccer player. He also held the position of Deputy Game Warden for many years.

Besides his widow, Mr. Hannam is survived by one son, Bruce, of Brooklin and two daughters, Mrs. G. Scott (Fern) of Brantford and Mrs. K. Pinder (Jean) of Whitby. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Hannam was predeceased by his brother Arthur.

The complete funeral service will be held from the W. C. Town Funeral Chapel, Whitby, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m., with Rev. G. A. Mundy officiating. Burial will be later at Groveside Cemetery Brooklin.