Alice Hand (nee Maddigan)

August 20, 1924 to April 21, 2021


It is with regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Hand at Chancellor Park on April 21, 2021, aged 96 years. Alice was the daughter of the late Catherine (Malone) and Jack Maddigan. In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband James Benedict Hand Sr.; by her sons James Benedict Hand Jr. and William Joseph Hand; as well as her sister Elizabeth (Comerford) Stamp and four brothers: Richard, Philip, Frank and Father John Maddigan.

She is survived by her children: Deborah Staley (James), Denise Hand, Leonard Hand (Christina), Barbara Byrne (Bob), Thomas Hand (Christine) and Frederick Hand (Marlene), her two daughters-in-law Margie and Margo Hand, and by her brother Ron.  She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Alice will always be remembered for her warm smile, her kind and generous nature, and her incredible devotion to family. She had a way of making each person in her presence feel special and always put the needs of others before her own.

Her family would like to thank Dr. Patrick O’Shea and the dedicated nurses and staff at Chancellor Park for their compassionate and loving care during her time there.

A Mass of Christian Burial will then be held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Due to COVID-19 restrictions only immediate family members will be in attendance. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gathering Place.



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To Barb and all the Hand family, our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mom. I have so many fond memories of her and our times together in Seal Cove. She was a sweetheart and I know you all must miss her terribly. Til we meet again Mrs. Hand, say hello to mom and dad for me….Heather, Pam and Annette Murphy xo

To Denise and family…Just heard the sad news. I am sure the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. So sorry for you loss….thinking of you and sending hugs. Shelagh

To Denise and her extended family……..I never met your mother, but remember that you spoke fondly of her many times. I am sure you all have memories of your mom that span decades, and those memories will help you deal with your loss and carry you into the future. Thinking of you at this time and so sorry for your loss…..Deborah Kenny.

To all the Hands, sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I realize that it is especially difficult during these Covid times.

All the best
Gerry Power

To Len, Tom, Fred and the Hand Family, sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time

Tom, Fred, Len and all members of the Hand family, my deepest condolences to you on the passing of your Mother. It’s never easy to say goodbye however, I’m sure that you all have such wonderful memories to help get you through this difficult time. RIP Mrs. Hand

Len, Fred and Hand Family I’m sorry to hear of your Mother’s. Passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
God Bless
Robert & Kim Tucker ( Ottawa )

Barb & Family;

Neil and I send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace.! God bless you all.

Dear Hand family
We send our deepest condolences.
I have such wonderful memories of your mom, always a smile, whether it was handing the truck keys to me in the morning, or balancing my cash off at night; in the middle of preparing supper or a whole lot later at night., she was always so kind to me.
I know with her faith, she knew she was going to a better place.
She is now watching over all of you, like she would want to.
Jim and Alice can now go for their Sunday drive again.
Peter Windsor (Audrey)

To Fred, Marlene, Freddie, Aimee and Mark (& families)
and all of the Hand family.
Our deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of a dear mother, grand mother and great grandmother –no doubt she will be sadly missed !
Sometimes we don’t really realize what someone means in our lives until they are not there anymore!
Hope you remain well and look forward to the more pleasant things in life, which is what Mrs. Hand would have wanted !!
Should you need anything at all, please let us know.
Take care
Randy & Betty Smith

Sorry for your loss

Tom, Fred and Hand family. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember her when you lived on Springdale Street and her lovely smile. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all. Paula Jackman Whelan ????????????????????

Condolences to the Hand and Maddigan families during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charlotte and Tim Purcell.

To all the Hand family( children ,spouses,grandchildren espDenese,Jim and Natalie and great grandchildren)
We offer our thoughts and prayers as you all grieve the loss of Mrs Hand
We fondly remember how very welcome she made us feel on numerous visits to the family home on Waterford bridge rd. When our boys were children We had several Christmases with your family tagging along with our good friends Margie and Jim. Special great memories!
Please accept our deepest sympathies Her caring and kindness was contagious and her memory will live on. God. bless. Chet and Sue Michalski
A Mother is with us always
1st in our lifetime, then forever in our memory.

Len and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Amen

My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Denise, Please accept my condolences. It is always so sad to see them go.

Dear Niecie, Debbie and all the Family.
So sorry to hear that your Mom had passed away.
She was such a beautiful lady inside and out.
Such a warm, lovely person – and so proud of you all.
With sincere sympathy
Cathy (Walsh) Ryan

So Sorry to hear of your mother’s death ,please accept my condolences

My condolences to the Hand family during this difficult time. I worked at JB Hand back in 1973/74. I remember her warm smile and gentle manner. A very nice lady. May she rest in peace.

Duane Walsh

Fred and Marlene
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing
Sending our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time
Bill and Jeanette Norris

Niecy I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her as such a sweet lady. I know it’s hard to see them go, no matter the age..

Denise and family

We were sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.
Losing a parent is hard but you were fortunate to have had her in your life for so long.
With our sincere condolences.

Colleen Hanrahan and John G. Abbott

Fred , our condolences to you and your family on your mom’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.

Len, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom, with sympathy to you and your family. May she rest in peace.

Christina Perry

So sorry to hear of moms passing how blessed you were to have her so long. Thinking of you all


Sending our condolences on your Mother’s passing. I know you will miss her.

Len, sending my Heartfelt Condolences to you and you’re entire family. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. She was a GREAT LADY. So many memories to cherish.

To the entire family ,sorry to read of your mother’s passing ,please accept my condolences .may her soul Rest In Peace .

We are are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Noel and Patsy Breen

Denise, I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. Please accept my condolences. Thinking of you dear.

Fred Hand and the rest of the Hand families ,sincere condolences on the passing of your mom,.,grand mother ,great grandmother etc.
May she rest in peace
Valerie squires Guy and Ted

Condolences on the passing of your Mom to all the family.

Our sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your mother.