Mrs. Madeline Eva Hanson (nee Burridge), wife of the late Marvin Hanson of Calgary, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord, at Newport Harbour Care Centre, on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at the age of 85 years.
Madeline was born on October 5th, 1921 in London, ON, and grew up in Hamilton and Toronto. She met Marvin when he was in the Armed Forces during World War II and stationed in Hamilton. They moved to Calgary in 1954 and were long-time members of First Alliance Church. Madeline will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, a woman of intelligence and steadfastness. After raising her family she found further fulfillment outside the home, working for the Canadian Red Cross for nine years in charge of tracing and reunions, and then for a further ten years as the organist at the Anglican Church at Heritage Park. She is survived by five children who remain to celebrate her life, Phil (Jill); Lois-Anne (David); Roslyn (Barry); Graham; and Heather (Glenn); seven grandchildren; Vanessa, Adrienne, Matt, Michael, Ben, Sarah, and Ryan, as well as daughter-in-law, Kathy.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, November 20, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Private Family Service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 737 – 13 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1J1 Telephone: (403) 541-6100. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Newport Harbour Care Centre, for the compassion shown to our mother over the past six months.
In living memory of Madeline Hanson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences