Obituary of Lionel George Hancock
It is with heavy hearts the family of Lionel George Hancock sadly announce his passing on Wednesday October 18, 2023, at Ridgewood Veterans Wing. Born in Newfoundland on October 15, 1935. Lionel is the son of George Gordon Hancock and Edna B (Porter/ Hancock) Rose, stepmother Bessie (March/Miller) Hancock.
Lionel was a true family man that was happily married to the love of his life Frances Elizabeth (Barnes) Hancock for 61 Years. With three wonderful children who will deeply miss him. Son, Gordon (Rose) Hancock, Daughter, Donna (Henry Arsenault) Holland, and son, Wayne (Kim) Hancock all of Saint John, six grandchildren; Corissa (Chris) Arseneau, of Saint John, Marlee (Matthew Stears) Holland, of Lorneville, Mattthew Hancock, River Hancock, both of Saint John, and Jason (Jessica) Chan, of P.E.I., ten great grandchildren; Brooke Holland, Ariel Kelly, Cato Holland, Briar Stears, Avery Stears, Quinn Arseneau, Mason Chan, Cameron Chan, Parker Chan, and Aurora Chan, four brothers; Otto (Densie) Hancock, of Quebec, Cecil (Linda) Miller, of Ontario, Walt Miller, NFLD, Graham (Christine) Hancock, of NFLD; nine sisters; Dallas (Blair) Wright, of B.C., Daisy Martin of Fredericton, Georgina Salter, of Ontario, Betty Miller, of Ontario, Margaret Card, of NFLD, Mae (Hugh) Livingston, of Ontario, Fern Woolsey, of Alberta, Cora (Ted) Delves, of Ontario, Marilyn Miller, of Ontario, sister-in-law; Connie (Ron) Titus, many nieces, nephews, and many great friends.
Lionel is predeceased by his parents; George Hancock, Edna Rose, stepmother; Bessie Hancock, sister; Marie Miller, grandson; Austin Holland, and several brother-in-laws.
Lionel was a AirForce Veteran, was actively involved in scouting for over 40 years and was a proud and active member of St. Mark’s Church for over 60 years.
The family wish to extend a heartfelt Thank you to the staff of Ridgewood Veterans Wing (Victory Lane) for their love and care. Lionel made many great new friends during his stay there.
Resting at Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (506 634 1701). A Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. A legion tribute will take place on Sunday at 7:00pm at Castle Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Mark’s United Church, 50 Dexter Dr. Saint John, N.B., on Monday October 23, 2023, at 10:00am. A reception will be held following the service. Interment will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 11:00 am at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Ridgewood Veterans Wing. Online condolences can be made at www. Castlefh.ca. Funeral Service will be livestreamed through St. Mark's United Church Facebook page.
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