Lenabelle Hannaford
Lenabelle Hannaford

Private Interment will take place later in the Spring.

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
600 Spring Gardens Road
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Lenabelle Hannaford



It is with a heavy heart that Shari Rathwell announces the passing of her Mother, Lenabelle Mary Hannaford on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was in her 100th year, having turned 99 on February 5, 2019. Daughter of the late Joseph Jackson Riley and the late Lena Dusome. She was one of 9 children. In her lifetime, she saw many difficult things including war and depression, but also all of the miracles of technology that we enjoy today. Mom loved music and the joy of dance so much that she became a dance instructor. She entertained people around her with her song and offers to dance right up to the end. Her favourite pastimes included playing cards and fishing for hours with family members on Hay Bay. She was a registered nurse who finished her career at Scarborough General Hospital and then at Bendale Acres Nursing Home, both in the Toronto area. She raised seven children and one grandchild. Four of her children predeceased her – Harry, Fred, Marion and Bella. Her surviving children are John, Leslie and Shari. She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom helped me establish Riley’s Catering Co. and tirelessly worked alongside me as long as she was able. I say goodbye to a loving mother, best friend, caring nurse and trusted confidante. Mom’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. A private interment took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington in the Spring.


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