During his long and rewarding time with us, Mr. Hann was a soldier, a businessman, a volunteer and a municipal politician.
Just this past summer, Mr. Hann could be seen stick in hand, his wide-brimmed hat at a jaunty angle, back straight as a rod, walking the streets of Corner Brook, the city he loved.
He was active and involved, inquisitive and entertaining even in retirement.
This is surely a sad time for his family but Mr. Hann lived more in his time on this planet than most of us can ever hope for.
He was a veteran and he was always front and centre at Legion events swapping yarns with his pals and obviously enjoying the sharing stories of their historic times fighting for freedom.
They had and have a connection only they can understand.
This last November, on a bone-chilling Saturday afternoon, he stood with his ever-diminishing Second World War comrades while the statues of two soldiers were unveiled at Remembrance Square. The pride that day was etched on his face.
Bill Hann had always invested his time and talents into promoting Corner Brook, his adopted home.
He was elected to city council several times and served as deputy mayor.
In that position he used his affable personality and easy nature to move the city forward and help solve the many problems that always challenge municipal politicians.
Bill Hann lived a long, interesting life and he leaves the world a better place than he found it.
We should all be lucky enough to foster that kind of legacy.