Sad Loss

Mervyn Hann

Mervyn Hann passed away on March 2nd, 2022.

I was so shocked and sad when his wife sent me an email of Merv's passing on Tuesday, March 8. He played at Kanata Montessori school last Fall, and I still remember Merv and I had a very good game together (his last game) at the end of last year, just before Christmas. He had a surgery in January, and was expected to be back to play in this month.

Here are some useful information:

  1. A tribute to Merv is posted at
  2. The celebration of Merv's life is expected to be around mid to late April, and KBC would get informed of the details.
  3. KBC executives are going to meet after the March Break to make arrangements for the event.

Let me know if you need more information.

Jianguo Zhou
Treasuerer of Kanata Badminton Club

Mervyn fought against cancer for several years. He went through chemotherap at Queensway-Carlton hospital for a period of time, he seemed recovered and returned to play badminton. But cancer could return any time.

It is shock for the sad news. I only met him several times during ODBA board AGM meeting but was impressed with his great dedication for KBC club, passion for badminton and super leadership. He was such a nice gentleman and will be missed so much.

Ping Xiao
OBDA Executive

Mervyn is a good friend and very nice gentleman. KBC is interacting with his family on his celebration of life ceremony.

He will be missed greatly.

Daoxing Chen, Ph.D
Past president of Kanata Badminton Club

I just saw this news on the ODBA website. It was sad news. Mervyn volunteered many times for ODBA junior tournaments and he was a very responsible volunteer I have ever worked with. He was a very nice person.

I am going to miss him very much.

Thuy Pham
ODBA Executive

Merv was a dedicated member, volunteer, and contributor to KBC for many years including as leader of the club for the past several years. In addition to streamlining and simplifying club operations, he built our revamped website, designed our new logo, and brought us our KBC club shirts. Moreover, his kindness and friendliness always shone on-court and on the sidelines between games. He will be greatly missed.

Bruce Liao
Acting Kanata Badminton Club President