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HANSEN – Dr. Alden Raymond

November 24, 1925 – April 22, 2011

Dr. Alden Raymond Hansen passed away on Good Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Southwood Hospice, Calgary, at the age of 85.

Alden was born in Saint John, NB, the eldest son of E. Raymond and Theresa (Maxwell) Hansen. He was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University (1946) and the University of Ottawa School of Medicine (1952). He practiced medicine in Canso, NS, Bath, NB, and Dartmouth, NS. In 1967 he joined the staff of Imperial Oil where he practiced occupational medicine until December 1986 when he retired as Regional Medical Director.

In 1951 Alden married Mary Frances “Fran” Weldon and together they raised seven children: Dr. Philip (Cathy) of Alberton, PEI, Susan Brassard (Kerry Moss), Carol (Rob) Perizzolo and Douglas (Nicole), all of Calgary. Three sons predeceased him: James, Robert and Thomas. His wife Fran passed away in 1996. His second wife, Margaret Krause, predeceased him in 2009.

Alden was also survived by his brothers and sister: Dr. Donald (Maureen), Lewiston, NY; Rev Dr. P. Brian, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB; David (Doreen), Cambridge Narrows, NB; and Mary (Paschal) Chisholm, Saint John, NB; and daughters-in-law Cathy Hansen, Fredericton, NB, and Wanda Hansen. He was also predeceased by his son-in-law Shane Brassard.

Alden’s commitment to excellence in medical practice reflected his respect for the value of human life. Loyalty to faith and family ran deep and his greatest joy was found in the time spent with his children, his nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. His life’s pleasures included good meals shared with family and friends, games of bridge and evenings cheering on the Flames.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and visitation at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community Church (800 – 85 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (17 Avenue and Springbank Rd. S.W.) Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to a charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Alden Hansen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Gregor Chisholm :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hansen family. Uncle Alden was a kind, funny and friendly man that will be missed by many. I’ll never forget his ability to tell stories and his laugh, which couldn’t help but bring a smile to your face every time.

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  2. Nestor Ngayan :

    Dear Carol,

    I would like to express my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dad from me and my family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. No words can console you on your loss and we pray that the Good Lord bring your peace and strength in your time of grief and beyond.

    Sincerely,

    Nestor Ngayan and family.

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  3. To: all the Hansen Clan out West:

    Today is a sad day for all of us. However we should be thankful for all the years we had with Alden. He was a wonderful big brother, always included me in his many adventures. I could go on for pages about the things we did when we were kids.
    He had more than his share of crosses, but I never heard him complain. His sense of humor and being able to laugh at himself carried him through.
    I wish I could have been there with you today, but in my condition I would have been an added burden. I always thought that I would have been the first to go. I am so thankful for the week we had together at Mary’s and Paschal’s two summers ago. It is a memory I will cherish until it is my time.
    I know we can all be thankful for the time we had with him. Know that you are all in my prayers.

    Sincerely;
    Uncle Don.

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  4. Adriano and Francesca Fisico :

    Dear Carol, Rob and Family,

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your father. May the Lord continue to bless and comfort you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    With love and respect,
    Adriano, Francesca, Marco, Paolo, Isabella and Stefania

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  5. Francesca and Adriano Fisico :

    Dear Douglas, Nicole and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We hope that your closeness and warm memories will bring you all peace. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love and respect,
    Francesca, Adriano, Marco, Paolo, Isabella and Stefania

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  6. Tara Dick and Family :

    Hello to all the Hansen Clan out West.

    Our hearts are with you this week as they have been throughout the last while. I won’t forget that Uncle Alden had been working hard to recuperate so that he could come back East for some lemon pie!

    We miss you all and we will really miss the jokes and stories that have been around ever since I can remember….being at the cottage with everyone sitting around and the brothers would be constantly one upping each other… I couldn’t wait for summer to come and for my uncles and cousins to arrive!

    Wish we could be with you, but you will know that our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Love, Tara, Jerome, Cameron, Matina and MacLaren

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  7. Darrell and Carol Dick :

    We are thinking of you Mary, Paschal, David, Brian and family during this difficult time.

    A donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation has been made in Alden’s memory.

    Kind Regards,

    Darrell and Carol

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  8. Mary and Kerry Coventry :

    Dear Mary Theresa and Paschal,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and all of the Hansen family on the loss of your brother Alden. Reading the obituary makes us realize what a wonderful family man he was and how he valued the really important things in life. You will all miss him in your lives.
    Sincerely, Mary and Kerry Coventry

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  9. Kent and Bonnie Hansen :

    Know that our family grieves with you all at the passing of Uncle Alden. We’ll have wonderful memories of the many times we were together and of the many stories about Alden and my Dad growing up in Saint John. What I’ll remember the most is his great sense of humor, times at the bay, and his great love for his family. Uncle Alden was a special man, a great uncle and a wonderful father. He will be missed but never forgotten.

    Please know that though we cannot be with you physically right now…you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love and miss you all….Kent, Bonnie, Stacie, Zach and Ricki.

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  10. Clara O'Brien :

    Mary, Pascal, Father Brian, Don, David
    and all Alden’s Loved Ones,
    Memories, laughter, love….the treasures we keep forever. Let those good memories play over and over in your hearts.
    In sympathy and friendship, with love and prayers.
    Clara

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  11. West Prince Physicians :

    The physicians of West Prince, PEI extend deepest condolences to Dr. Hansen and family. May the warm memories of your father bring you peace, strength and comfort.

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  12. Jan Jamieson (previously Garrett/Melling) :

    Dear Cathy and Phil-

    My husband and I just returned from California last evening and I saw that Alden had passed away on Friday. My sincere sympathy – he was such a wonderful family man and I enjoyed working for him at Imperial Oil. I’d love to touch base with you – please call if you have time (403)271-9565 or email at jjamieson@wecarecanada.com

    Sincerely,

    Jan Jamieson (previously Garrett/Melling)

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  13. Management & Staff, Western Hospital :

    Cathy and Dr. Phil Hansen and family.

    Thinking of you in your loss. Those we love never leave us, for their beautiful memories are imprinted on our hearts forever.

    Sincere condolences in the loss of your father.

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