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Ernest Van Osborne Hanson

Born: Sun., Nov. 11, 1928
Died: Mon., Oct. 14, 2013


Funeral Service

1:30 PM Mon., Oct. 21, 2013
Location: Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium


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HANSON – Ernest Van Osborne Hanson went to be with his Lord on October 14, 2013 at the age of 84.  His life was one of obedient service to His Lord.  Ernie leaves, with his passing, his devoted and loving wife, Sara of Okotoks; daughter Marilyn (Steve) Rigby of Edson; son Gordon (Terry) Hanson of Caronport, Saskatchewan; son Donald (Tami) Hanson of Stettler; step-daughter Terri Lynn (Terry) Humphries of Calgary; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Ernie was born November 11, 1928 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the youngest son of Olaf and Hilda Hanson.  Ernie pastored the Stettler Baptist Church twice during his ministry.  The first time was in the middle sixties and the second time in the middle nineties. As an expression of sympathy, memorial tributes may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or Samaritan’s Purse.

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Jennifer (McKeeman) Mechanuck
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
When I was a little girl at McLaurin Baptist in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Pastor Hansen was my pastor. I remember his as being very kind to me and all the children and I look forward to hugging him in glory. My prayers are with his family as they grieve for this loss.

Maxine (Peters) Kossmann
   Posted Fri October 18, 2013
Please accept my condolences from my family Colin and Sharon Peters, Keith and Joanne Peters and myself on the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, etc. May you find comfort and strength from your faith, your family and your friends.
Good memories go back to Ernie's time as a Pastor in Grande Prairie.

Paul Michaud
   Posted Fri October 18, 2013
When Ernest and Sara resided in High River, we were neighbors. We had good fellowship with them and we cherish the memories. My prayers are with Sara and family. May the Lord bless you.

Don Nettleton
   Posted Sat October 19, 2013
Ernie and the entire Hanson family played a very special part in my life and the life of my family during his ministry in Burnaby during the 1970's. During those key late adolescent years through his words and particularly his love and genuineness he challenged me to make my faith my own and real. His sense of humor and laughter are particularly a fond memory.
He was not just a pastor but a very dear friend and I always looked forward to hearing via my parents how things were with him and his family.
May God grant a special measure of his comfort and grace to each member of the Hanson family at this time.

Lila and Gordon Bossenberry
   Posted Sun October 20, 2013
Met Ernest Hanson in 2001 when we moved to High River and lived in Polo Park as a neighbor .Often met for quite times and goodies . His glass was always 3/4 full and on occasions we were in attendance when Ernest was a guest Pastor at the church. His Sermons were often uplifting and he no doubt enjoyed the opportunities to be in the pulpit.
Was our fortune to have met Ernest and his wife Sara.

Barry and Michelle Lees
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
Don and Tami: We are very sorry for your families loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you guys today.
Barry, Michelle, Kevin and Steven Lees

Axel Schoeber
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
As a young pastor at Jasper, Bowness in Calgary and then Penticton, Ernie was a veteran in ministry who offered me support and encouragement as I learned to discharge my calling. I am grateful to have known him.

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