June 21, 1955 – July 20, 2014
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Robert Hansen. On July 20th, 2014, at the age of 59 years at the Carewest Sarcee Hospice, his courageous battle with brain cancer ended.
To know Bob, you were touched by his humour, kindness and warmth. His laugh and twinkling blue eyes put a smile on the faces of friends and strangers alike. He was a great storyteller and a wonderful listener with a carefree and fun-loving attitude that quickly made him a friend and an easy person to love. Bob shared the gift of kindness and laughter with everyone he met, and he took great comfort and pride from his ability to make others feel good about themselves. Bob genuinely cared about the positive impact, however big or small, that he might have on other people’s well-being.
Bob loved sports and games, particularly his two passions of golf and billiards. In both, he was a true student of the game, competing with tenacity and skill and winning many tournaments at a semi-pro level. With Bob’s easy-going likeable nature and his involvement with sports, he developed countless special friendships during his life. If a man can be measured by the quality of his friends and the strength of his lasting friendships, then few could achieve what came so naturally to Bob.
Bob enjoyed nature, walking, driving and travel. He was a keen reader and enjoyed intellectual conversations on virtually any subject. He enjoyed sharing knowledge and was always eager to listen to other’s ideas as well.
Bob’s greatest passion in life, the reason the sun rose for him, was his son Jesse. Bob and Bonnie had a wonderful boy that they have raised, each in their own loving ways, to become a special young man. He will always be there for you Jesse (“Bug”), in your heart and your memories, in the stories he shared, in the lessons he taught, and in your love for each other.
We must say goodbye to our much loved father, brother, uncle and friend, but only until we meet again. You have touched all our lives in such positive ways and you will be missed by us all.
Bob will be dearly missed by his cherished and beloved son Jesse, step-daughter Samantha Silver, nieces Stephanie Williams and Rosie (Chad) St. Goddar, his sister Linda (John) Williams, his dear friends Stephanie, Andries and Tucker, Dave, Michelle and Kali, many relatives and many, many good friends including Rollie and Tina Zellmer, Dwayne Boychuk, Jim Jarrell, and Ron and Mary Anderson. Bob also became very close with Dr. Colin, the chiropractor that he and Jesse worked with.
At Bob’s request, no funeral service will be held. A memorial gathering (to be announced at a later date) will be held in September. Family and friends wishing to donate to an education fund for Jesse Hansen may do so at that time.
Family and friends would like to thank the caregivers at both the Carewest Sarcee Hospice and the Foothills Special Services Unit for the kind and loving care provided to Bob in the final weeks of his struggle. Additionally we would like to thank all of the close friends and family for their tireless dedication in comforting and caring for Bob and Jesse during this most difficult period. Every visit made a difference.Print This Obituary & Condolences