Memorial Service Planned for Long-Time Niagara, Ontario Activist

A Submission from the public interest group Climate Action Niagara

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Joyce Hanlon on Dec 26, after a lengthy struggle with cancer.  She was a founding member of Climate Action Niagara who has been active throughout our six-year history.

Joyce Hanlon

Joyce Hanlon

 Joyce was one of the founders and 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. Our sympathies go out to her family and many friends.

 A memorial service to celebrate her life will take place on Saturday, January 12 at 9:30am at St George’s Church on Church St, St Catharines followed by internment at 11am and a reception at her home at 696 Lake St at 12 noon.  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. 

 You can learn more about Climate Action Niagara by visiting the group’s website at  .

(Niagara At Large welcomes you to share your thoughts in the space below.)


3 responses to “Memorial Service Planned for Long-Time Niagara, Ontario Activist

  1. It was a great pleasure to work with such an inspired person who cared deeply for the earth and her community. Her ideas were always so sensible and reasonable, but still there are many barriers to realizing them


  2. Very sad news indeed. My sincerest condolences to everyone who knew her or was inspired by what she achieved.


  3. The biggest barriers were and are the bottom line on the Proit and Loss Statements of companies who detest the idea of regulation and conformity.”A fantastic Lady and a real hero to the peoples of Canada”


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