It is with great sadness that the family of Alvin Harold Hanson announce his passing on August 9, 2018 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Alvin was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Gweneth Hanson (Loutitt). The true story of his lifelong love was proven when he chose what would have been his wife's 86th birthday to peacefully pass into her loving arms.
Lovingly remembered by his Children: Brent (Lorna) Hanson of High River, AB, Karen Low of Edmonton, AB, Linda Hanson of Yorkton, SK, Ole (Denise) Hanson of Black Diamond, AB, Candace Tucker of Calgary, AB. His Grandchidren: Meghan (Krishna) Tailor, Rebecca Low (Melaku), Jessie Low, Jason Wolf (Veronique), Joel Hanson, Joshua Woloschuk (Jamie), Michaela Graf (Ken), Colton Graf, Troy Hanson, Mykaela Tucker (David) Shanai Graf (Dawson), Daniel Tucker (Jemma). His Great Grandchilden: Logan McCann, Audrey Low, Madeline Tucker, Surya Graf-Lipinski. Alvin is also survived by his brother Walter Hanson, sister-in-laws, Alice Wooldridge, Shirley Kirkwood and Freda Loutitt together with several nieces and nephews.
Alvin was the third child of Hans & Clara Hanson. He was born April 5, 1927 on Sec27, Tp23, Rge1, W2nd, Saskatchewan. When Alvin was asked if he went to school he said, “I went all the way through school-in the front door and out the back.” His love of dancing led him to meet his wife Gwen at a dance in Castleton. Alvin and Gwen were united in marriage on November 22, 1951. Alvin was a devoted husband and loving father to five children. He valued his time with his family and friends and was an active volunteer in the community. His greatest delight was the fact that he was able to participate in his children's activities.
He worked as a millwright at the IMC potash mine until he retired in 1992. He loved fishing, gardening, playing cards, dancing, tinkering in the shop and taking a ride on his bike to meet his friends for happy hour.
He will be deeply missed, though his spirit and love will always carry on within all those whose lives he touched.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home with Shelly Morris serving as the Funeral Celebrant. A recorded song by Alvin’s granddaughter Michaela Graf (Never Alone) will be played. Alvin's grandsons, Joel and Troy Hanson will deliver the eulogy. A photo tribute, created by his grandaughter, Meghan Low, will showcase Alvin’s long life. A private family committal in the Bredenbury Town Cemetery will follow, with Alvin's son Brent as the urn bearer.