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HANSEN, Paul Gerhart

July 4, 1935 – April 20, 2013

Paul Hansen beloved husband of Sheila Hansen of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the age of 77 years.

Paul was born to Beatha and Hans Hansen and was raised in Dickson, AB. At the age of 23, Paul began travelling and covered much of Europe and Africa. He returned to Canada and at the age of 27, met Sheila Harvey. They were married January 18, 1963 and celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary this past January. Paul had been employed with CP Rail, then began a career as a mason and later was employed with the City of Calgary. Paul was active in many activities, playing horse shoes, golf, bowling, shuffleboard and card games. He was a social man, enjoying spending time with family and friends and will be remembered by having a beer in his hand and a smile on his face.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Sheila, two sons Gavin (Tracy) and Laurence (Tracy); five grandchildren Alesha, Jared, Jocelyn, Jenna and Cody; two brothers Gunner (Edith) and Wilfred (Margaret) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter Linda Hansen in 1980.

A Celebration of Paul’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Forest Lawn Branch #275 (755 – 40th Street SE, Calgary) on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Paul Hansen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Greg and Linda :

    Sheila, we are so very sorry for your loss. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now. We also want you to know that Paul will be missed a great deal at Paradise Lanes. It has been a pleasure to see both your smiling faces every Friday, and we hope that you will continue to be a part of our family.
    Greg, Linda, Mark and Ernie

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  2. David Cleeve :

    Sheila, Gavin, Lawrence and families. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We will all miss Paul’s laugh and sense of humor. Sorry we can’t be there to help you celebrate Paul’s life but we will lift a beer in his memory.
    Mike, Dave, Dan, Garry, and families.

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  3. Heather and Marcel :

    All of us who loved Pauly will miss him greatly. We know that he will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and, for us, a great friend. We share in your grief but rejoice in the joy that he gave to all of us. Love to you all – we are thinking of you.

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  4. Amy Mallette-Lem :

    My thoughts our with you Sheila, Gavin, and Lawrence.

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  5. richard and june else :

    To the family of Paul Hansen, sorry for your loss. He will be sadly missed. It was a pleasure to have known him.
    richard and june else

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  6. Chris and Debbie Moriarity :

    Aunt Sheila, Gavin, Laurence and all the family. We are sorry to hear of Uncle Paul’s passing. His smile and sense of humor will be missed at all the family gatherings. We’re so happy that we were able to share the 50th with you guys in January. The photo you chose is perfect, that’s exactly how we remember him.

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